The Nielsen Brothers

 

Brothers Pat and Rob Nielsen have been playing music, together and apart since early childhood... with Rob enthusiastically grabbing the guitar and Pat in love with the drums. Both brothers played in a number of bands throughout their teens and twenties...finally ending up together again in the early 1980's.

 

The brothers made their start together busking in the Square Victoria and other metro stations in Montreal, honing their skills playing 6-8 hours a day in addition to picking up corporate gigs from their performances in the metro stations. It was also here that they met their first real contacts in the business...entertainment laywer Claude Brunet (who kept us out of a number of bad decisions) and Celine Dion producer Pierre Bazinet, with whom they signed a production deal that lasted close to a year. Three produced demos and a bunch of accoustic scratch taped were produced from these sessions in old Montreal. (listen here) 

 

The Nielsen Brothers played professionally for a number of years under the name The Wilders, and got to meet and work with some pretty cool people through the years. Reuben Fogel of Fogel Sabourin Productions was a big help early on giving the boys opening slots at the Spectrum and Club soda for artists such as The Dave Mathews Band, John Hiatt, Jewel, NRBQ, the Rheostatics, Billy Bragg and more.

 

The Wilders played and recorded in many different formats at different times... from a pure accoustic duo a la Everly brothers to an all out rocking quintet.

 

Currently the Nielsen Brothers continue to play periodically in local clubs playing some of their favorite songs picked up over the years. Come on out and enjoy. 

 

Albums can be found on the right ... previously unreleased material coming soon. In the meantime, you can check out some of the freebies... if you like the music, feel free to make a donation using the PayPal button below... always appreciated.

 

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2012-11-23 20:10:16

Blue Coyote debut

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2012-12-07
Caliostogas Bar and Grill - Maywood and Donegani - Pat and Rob play as a duo, 3 accoustic sets
2013-02-08
Calistogas Bar and Grill - http://www.calistogagrill.ca/
2013-01-18
The Phoenix
2013-05-24
Calistogas
2013-07-17
Outdoor Music Festival
2013-06-28
Phoenix - 72 Boul. St Anne
2013-07-01
Bourgeau Park
2014-02-19
Calistoga Grill
2014-01-03
Harding Hall

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