Brufield get ready to party at the Prince

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Five-piece band Brufield will be bringing their indie, pop and rock flavours to the Prince hotel on January 7.
Camera IconFive-piece band Brufield will be bringing their indie, pop and rock flavours to the Prince hotel on January 7. Credit: Five-piece band Brufield will be bringing their indie, pop and rock flavours to the Prince hotel on January 7.

Fresh from an international acoustic tour of Ireland and the UK with their latest single Goodbye, electric act Brufield will be bringing their fusion of pop rock to the stage of the Prince of Wales hotel on January 7.

The five-piece act of Lisa Calfield, Andy Brunn, Graham Temby, Chris Brine and Erin Gooden burst onto the music scene in 2014 when they defeated 500 bands to perform at the Big Day Out – a mere four months after the group formed.

“We were only together a short time but had recorded a single and managed to gain the spot,” Calfield explained.

“It was pretty amazing and a great experience for us as a band being on stage in front of a massive crowd.”

Calfield said the band formed in an unlikely place – through ads on Gumtree.

“Believe it or not, I had some songs and played guitar, but was looking for a guitarist to help with song writing which is when I met Andy,” she elaborated.

“We decided to try it as a band and looked for keys, bass and drums.”

Calfield said the band’s line-up has been together for more than a year and she attributed their musical success to the strong ties within the group.

“We are all friends outside of the music, which I think is really important for the band,” she said.

The group has been hard at work the last few years, building up a fan base and social media presence by gigging across the country.

“We play everywhere and anywhere as a way to connect with people,” Calfield explained.

This tour will feature original music with a country folk influence which isn’t yet available for listening on the band’s social media channels.

“Our sound has evolved and been influenced through each member of the band, as everyone has their own individual musical tastes.”

Calfield says the group is looking forward to once again hitting the stage in Bunbury.

“Performing in Bunbury is always fun, there is always a great crowd and a great atmosphere,” she said.

Ahead of the performance, Calfield says her message to the audience is to “prepare to dance and have fun.”

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