The members of Farmteam are more than five accomplished musicians that work well with each other. They’re friends, with a creative, open-minded chemistry built upon decades of mutual respect and a desire for continued artistic growth. It’s out of this relationship that the group's music springs, both their great original songs and reinvented covers. Their upcoming 11-song LP has been a labour of love and, no surprise, the project is hugely meaningful for all involved.
Live, the Farmteam stage is cluttered with acoustic guitars, mandolins, violin, banjo and bass and microphones for four great singers of lead and stacked harmony. if a rowdy event is on the books and folks want to dance, enter westcoast rhythm ace, drummer Matt Brain and Farmteam becomes a five-piece.
Something for everyone, the band can play a perfect waltz over dinner, then rock the house down after. Tap your toe to Farmteam or dance a hole in the floor. A band in the business of making great shows and great events.
Matt plays guitar and mandolin, sings lead and harmony and writes the majority of the original songs in Farmteam's repertoire. Bandleader and party whip, Matt keeps the show on the road.
Multi-instrumentalist Brad can make music with almost anything that has a string. Raised playing drums and cello, he handles banjo, mandolin and vocals.
A bon vivant and Farmteam's resident scholar, Hugh plays the violin like a man possessed and sings in a deep baritone down where few can reach.
With piano as his first instrument, Mark has decades of experience writing, touring, studio engineering and production. Mark holds it all together and drives Farmteam on the mighty Fender bass and sings the high harmonies.
Ace drummer and percussionist Matt handles the thunder and lightning. With rare taste and touch, Matt has for years provided his talents to top west coast bands like the Grapes of Wrath, and the Paperboys.