Gentry Bronson is a San Francisco Bay Area-based singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, storyteller & showman known for his cinematic music, heart-on-your-sleeve songwriting & passionate performances.
Known by many as the “barefoot surfer pianist”, Gentry has enchanted audiences throughout the U.S. & Europe. His discography boasts over 100 songs including an English adaptation of the Dutch classic “Avond”. He releases his 11th record in May 2013, an album of 15 original songs called “HUMAN”.
Gentry’s recent accomplishments include his 6th successful European tour, singing the U.S. National Anthem before an Oakland A’s MLB game at Oakland Coliseum & co-starring & singing in the Hip Hop video & song “No Games” with artist John Brown.
Born in Bemidji, Minnesota & named by his parents after a hitchhiker, Gentry won early praise as a classical pianist, winning 5 MMTA awards & performing in front of thousands of people early in his life. He was a punk poet in Seattle and a dance club DJ in Prague before settling in San Francisco, where he became a multi-media producer, won 3 NCSA songwriting awards & formed the band the Night Watchmen. He has been a solo artist since 2006.
Gentry has been compared to David Gray, Ben Folds, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright & Ludovico Einaudi with music in the indie, rock, americana, alternative, ambient, cabaret and new classical genres. He is also known for his David Sedaris and Spalding Gray styled storytelling.
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