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  December 2007
Christmas Carol Project is back for another run. Get your tickets soon...last year we sold out rapidly.

December 14-16 and December 19-22
The Christmas Carol Project 2007
Al Brant as the Ghost of Christmas Present
Roxy Performance Series
124 Street & 107 Avenue, Edmonton
Doors: 7:00 pm

November 2007
Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to keep you posted on a few of the performances coming up.

Tacoy Ryde is back at the Blues on Whyte November 19th thru the 24th. We always have a blast playing this gig. We are test-driving some songs for the new recording ....come down and have a pint, do some dancin', check out the new tunes.

October 2007
Hi Folks,
On November 4th I will be performing with the trio for Homefest 2007.
HomeFest, now in its fifth year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the housing crisis in Edmonton. There are many great acts performing all day. More info on my schedule page and at

Hope to see you there,
Al Brant

  September 2007
See the Al Brant Trio in performance at The Blue Chair in Edmonton on September 22, 2007. Reserve early as this venue sells out quickly.

  August 2007
Al will be playing with Tacoy Ryde at Festival Place in Sherwood Park this weekend (August 24). Upcoming performances include additional gigs in Red Deer and Edmonton. Visit schedule for details.

  June 2007
View Al Brant's EPK at sonicbids.
May 2007
On April 28, The Carol Project received an AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association) award for Best Musical or Variety Special. The award goes to John Armstrong, David Balcon and Tim Folkmann, Producers, Bellstruck Productions Inc. who accepted this award on behalf of everyone who participated in the production. For more go to www.brassmonkeyproductions.com.

I have been working on writing for my new recording and booking the trio for
more dates. I will let you all know very soon. Tacoy Ryde will be recording
a new disc sometime soon, we are ready to record a lot of songs we have been working out at gigs over the over the last year. I will keep you posted.

  April 2007
CBC Radio
Al was featured on CBC's Key of A on March 31.

Click HERE to download the full song,
Fingernail of God.mp3
(3.63 MB)
from Al's new release:
Songs for the Early Morning Sun

  March 2007
CD Release
Hi Folks,
The CD release at the Blue Chair Café went extremely well. We had a full house and have added another show on the 31st of March. Much thanks to Harold for making that happen. We had a surprise guest; my mother gave a beautiful rendition of Danny Boy in the second set for St. Paddy's day. She hadn't sung in years and had no idea I was going to ask her. It was a great treat. I had a great interview with CBC's Katherine Duncan of the Key of A, I should know soon as to when it will air. Also Peter North said some great things about the new recording in the Edmonton Journal recently. I have posted it in

February 2007
Well! The new recording is finished and available. I want to thank everyone who purchased the disc so far. It was great working with John Armstrong and Barry Allen on the production-end of things and of course the most excellent musicians, Cliff Minchau and Barrie Nighswander. I had some great special guests, Terry Morrison and Cam Neufeld, on two tracks also.

You can pick it up at
Megatunes, Southside Sound in Edmonton or CD Plus in Sherwood park so far. You can also purchase through PayPal on this site or if you come out to a gig, you could just pay Al.... haha.

I am currently working on writing for the new recording. I have decided to take a new approach writing without a guitar! I am exploring using my voice as the primary writing tool and it seems to be taking me in a different direction... what the hell, it's all about the journey!

Oh yes I have just started the ball rolling on learning some songs from the 30's and 40's. What a blast.... it is most definitely a stretch vocally and for my wee brain. Who knows what will come of it. Hope to see you out at the CD release on March 17 at the Blue Chair Café in Edmonton. (see schedule for address)
  January 2007
Songs For The Early Morning Sun
  Al Brant & the water birds
Al's new CD is now available online.

Visit the
discography page for sound samples
and to purchase the recording.

The CD Release party has been scheduled for March. Check the schedule page for details and other upcoming gigs.
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