Photo by:Eric Peacock
Odd times and ambient groove. Cascading loops and vocal harmonies. Home-made instruments and funk for your butt.

Neon Brown is Seattle's contribution to the proud legacy of bands formed by brothers; including the likes of The Allman Brothers Band, The Brothers Johnson, The Bee Gees, The Doobie Brothers, Michael Jackson, The Righteous Brothers, Hall and Oates and -- of course -- Nelson. Though the Woods Brothers can never hope to be Nelson, they sure are brothers. Their most musical adventure began over seven years ago in the post-prog-neo-jazz-buttrock-fission band 'HeeND'. Over the next five years, they played extensively throughout the Northwest, collecting a small, but loyal audience for their giant catalog of adventurous written material and their often theatrical improv-based shows. HEEnd's last year and a half included a tour of much of the west coast, performances at NXNW '98 and SXSW '99 and a completely sold out five-piece performance at NXNW '99.

In the spring of 2000, the Woods brothers, sans extra band members, recorded a Neon Brown demo documenting a few of their new, loosely-defined compositions as well as a bit of their unusual live-looping technique. This recording of mostly-improvised material landed them their very first live gig: North by Northwest 2000. Since then, they have played in a variety of venues in a variety of towns to an ever-expanding audience. As their newest CD 'Trouble' (2006) clearly attests, Neon Brown is the Woods brothers at their finest. A diverse collection of challenging originals (as well as regular improvisational collaboration with some of the Northwest's finest jam-heads) has continued to stretch and evolve their unique musical voices.

Andrew's two-handed approach on his nine-string touch-guitar and Adrian's exploration into electro-mechanical sound effects and percussive melody provide loads of rich polymetric texture. Always known for their spontaneous musical wit, Andrew and Adrian are now moving into subtle new dimensions of groove-space, consistently surprising listeners with energy and complexity well beyond the imagined limits of the two-piece format.