WAMI FEATURED ARTIST
In summer of 2011, at age 12, Stephanie Erin Brill started “going rogue” performing at the edge of festivals, catching interest from passersby. The feedback from those listening encouraged her to pursue bigger stages.
Today at 16, she’s penned more than 20 original songs, is on the verge of her third release, played major gigs, received a plethora of accolades including two WAMI Rising Star nominations, a MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) 1st Chair Award, opened for Grammy award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, been selected for the 2014 Steel Bridge Music Festival, and the list goes on and on. And people in the know are taking note.
At the 2013 Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series competition, Stephanie’s piano based indie/folk/pop/rock made Milwaukee Journal Sentinel music writer, Piet Levy, eat his words. “And at the end of the night, when 16-year-old Stephanie Erin Brill from Cedarburg walked onstage, I silenced preconceived prejudices that she’d be a lesser talent because she was by far the youngest contestant. It was probably the gazillionth time a musician had sung about a break-up, but…
she brought a candid perspective to the subject matter. It was about the song, and in the end Brill won third place.”
Stephanie has racked up the notable gigs on her home turf including Summer Sounds/Cedarburg and in Milwaukee at the Pabst Theatre, The Wisconsin Center, and on TMJ4’s The Morning Blend.
"Stephanie has a great passion for writing and creating great original music at such a young age. She does not want to always learn the next new cover song, she wants to create the newest hit song that everyone will cover. Stephanie continues to mature and strive to get better with each note she sings.”
- James McMahon
Stephanie joined WAMI in 2012 looking for networking and support from fellow musicians. That same year she also signed up for the Band Together Program at Cascio Interstate Music. Since then she has gained exposure and credibility via the 2012 WAMI Youth Showcase at Summerfest and 2013 WAMI Downtown Alive. She also credits Ryan Schiedermeyer at Cascio for encouraging her songwriting skills.
Stephanie’s participation in WAMI’s CD Roulette even introduced her to her current music producer, Tony Schueller of Anton Music Productions. Her first studio produced EP, Save The Day, is due out April 10. It includes five original tunes and will be available on CD Baby and on her website, www.stephanieerinbrill.com. Her EP release concert will be May 3 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Stephanie’s kickstarter campaign runs through Sunday, April 13.
Nothing says, “We believe in you” more than fans putting up their hard earned money to help you realize your dreams. Thank you!”
So what does the future hold for this bright 16 year old? Her goals for this summer are to go to Grammy Camp in Minnesota or attend a weekend program at Berklee. Stephanie also hopes to someday open for local faves Vic and Gab, I’m Not A Pilot, Eagle Trace, or Ian and The Dream. Beyond that, she envisions herself opening for her favorite artists, The Avett Brothers, Regina Spektor, and Paul McCartney. Go Stephanie!
Press and/or booking inquiries contact:
Manager: Steve Brill 262-424-9501
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/stephanieerinbrill
YouTube Video Search: http://www.youtube.com/user/stephanieerinbrill