"I have recorded on over 30 something albums, some on major labels with big budgets, others recorded at home DIY style on indie labels. Recording highlights range from three elaborately produced albums with Phantom's Opera which at one time featured Michael Romeo (Symphony X) and later Karl Cochran of Ace Frehley (KISS) and Joe Lynn Turner's (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen))bands to hip indie releases such as a dark, mystical live improvisational recording with Lunar Ensemble featuring Dave Dreiwitz of Ween and Sim Cain of the Rollins Band. Most stuff falls somewhere in between.
In my youth, I was stubbornly persistent in pursuing a big time music career, but after tripping out at a Grateful Dead show, I started pursuing a more personal creative direction I call the "Luna Muse" principle and started branding my own kind of music I loosely call New Age Blues. To that end, in 1997 my solo debut New Age Blues was accepted in the 40th Annual Grammy Nomination Entry List in several categories including Top Instrumental for "17 G (Tribute to Jerry)".
As a stage musician, I have performed at diverse venues ranging from the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, to the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California and many points in between. I have shared the bill with an eclectic variety of notable acts such as Dick Dale, Layonne Holmes (Jon Bon Jovi solo band) Juggling Suns,Tony Levin, Dick Manitoba, Marshall Tucker, Skid Row, Jill Sobule, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes among many others.
I am a southpaw born under a bad sign on June 3, 1968 in Point Pleasant Beach , NJ and currently residing in Eastport, Maine where I remain a very active local musician with Rockweed Ensemble, the Field Guides, WTF and various other projects.
Thank you for visiting this page. I deeply appreciate your presence here and I sincerely hope you enjoy some of my music..." - Colie Brice
For more information please visit: http://coliebrice.com
A recent interview:
" My latest release and its essentially the latest addendum to the ongoing audio anthology of my existence. Whether reckless or bold, I record a lot of stuff off the cuff that a more perfectionist oriented artist would spend more time refining. I figure that life is short and I’d rather blaze trails and build makeshift camps than build roads and empires. Basically, I prefer things to be natural and wild more so than artificial and tame. Of course this could also be purely pseudo intellectual babble formulated to conceal my basic laziness and primal limitations.. I suspect the truth lay somewhere in between.. I tend to shelter myself with delusion from the pain of reality, so I'm not absolutely certain what's the real deal .." - Colie Brice
Q: Do you get out and play your music live, and if so, what can an audience expect at one of your shows?
A: For the past three years I’ve been on a live performance binge and several of my good friends refer to me as a gig whore.
I'm fiercely proud to be an Asbury Park, NJ based musician and on any given night I could playing a headlining set at the Stone Pony with Capt. James and the PAIN or sitting in with Joe Harvard's open mic night. A gig is a gig is a gig. Fish gotta swim, players gotta play. I respect any chance to play. You never know where or how you're gonna get your next free music lesson.
As for my solos performances.. Truthfully they are uneven.. I can get very self conscious sometimes singing my own songs.. When I’m feeling particulalrly good and confidant, and RELAXED I can sometimes go into a magical zone where it all flows, but when I’m feeling tense, insecure, and exhausted.. I just kind of just phone it in and effectively epitomize mediocrity. So I suppose on any given night I could be a tragic figure of a middle aged rockasaurus who just can’t let it go gracefully or a bad ass mofo who can still wail! To quote Forest Gump's Mother: "You never know which one you're gonna get"!
Q: What aspects of playing and recording music do you most enjoy?
A: There is no greater joy or high than a live performance where the song, the sound, and the scene all come together perfectly and you're truly outside of yourself and purely in the moment. Yet I also love the creative infinity of the studio and can often get quite lost in that space.
I have several hundred tracks available that range from from ridiculously campy and/or experimental meanderings to full fledged master recordings that I’m actually proud of. Being a Gemini Demon with multiple manic/depressive personalities my personal preferences tend to change from one moment to another..