Hailing from diverse musical backgrounds, Nina's Brew is a melting pot of influence, genre and talent. The trio joined forces in winter of 2017 in Burlington, VT, where the singer-songwriters first met. Together, their sound is rooted in blues, soul, rock and r&b. Shared lead vocals, tight harmonies, and space for some heavy blues guitar shredding are what set this group apart.
Isaac, Michael and Giovanina have been in the New England scene for some time, navigating solo and band projects alike. When they decided to give it a go, the trio hit the ground running, supporting some of their favorites including, Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau Band, and Hayley Jane & The Primates. They also made their 2018 debut at Grace Potter's, Grand Point North festival, hosted on Burlington's waterfront. The trio features Giovanina Bucci on rhythm guitar, Michael Brewster on lead lead guitar, and Isaac French on cajon, with all three singing. Their live performance is uniquely infectious and soulful and not to be missed.
Nina's Brew also kicks it up a notch as a full band when the venue or scene demands such a presence. The rhythm section features Matt Brewster on bass and Levi Brewster on drums. (And yes, they are Michael's brothers.) Trombone player, Ethan Zawisza, also joins the squad, elevating their sound in the only way a horn player can. All band members sing as well, showcasing a live listening experience that is unmistakably theirs.
A St. Albans native, and emerging from a family of musicians, Isaac developed a love for music as a wee one. Isaac's first instrument, his voice, is as beautiful as... (think of something pretty). It's warm, velvety, soulful, and dynamic. He slays a lead performance, and floats in and out of harmonies like a damn bird. Isaac plays whatever instrument the band asks him to. While his influences stretch far and wide, he brings a love for pop and r&b to the trio. He just finished his first solo album, Human Being.
Michael B. joins us from Hoosick Falls, NY. He grew up in a family band. Like the Carters. Mom, Pop, he and two brothers and they're all insanely talented, so it's no wonder that he beholds the gene. But, beyond his genetic gifts, Michael's unmistakably rich, bluesy voice, paired with his incendiary guitar playing are a direct result of feeding on blues, folk, country, and soul his entire life. His delivery is developed well beyond his years. You'll see. or hear rather. And then you'll be back for more.
She grew up across the pond in Plattsburgh, NY and landed in Burlington in 2016. Giovanina first picked up the guitar at age 17 and never looked back, particularly after 9 years of mediocre saxophone playing. Wanderlust has led her far and wide to travel, live, explore, gather musical knowledge, and craft a style of playing that is uniquely hers; influenced by many. Giovanina's vocal performance is soulful and sultry, layered upon writing that is evoked by life's intricacies, and a melting pot of genres.