Anadel morphs elements of folk, rock, jazz, classical, and anything else they fancy into something wholly their own. Citing influences such as Bach, Radiohead, Nick Drake, and Mutemath, Anadel is never pigeon-holed into being any one thing.
At the end of 2013 the band was approached by Telltale Games, and a wonderful working relationship began, with the band supplying two songs from their Walls EP and five original pieces for Telltales The Walking Dead game. Telltale again tapped Anadel to supply music for their forthcoming MineCraft Story-Mode game in 2015. The band enlisted the help of their friend Antimo and is currently in the studio full time composing and recording for the game.
Anadel will draw you in with quiet intensity, and keep you invested with a live performance that explores every aspect of being human; from our darkest to our most triumphant, Anadel covers a lot of ground, but somehow never overwhelms. If you leave the show asking questions you never thought to ask but are ultimately hopeful then the band counts that as success.
“At the end of the day, I want to be somebody you think of who sings and writes really great songs,” Napa, California-based singer/songwriter John Brazell says. He’s an acoustic pop folk storyteller with an easygoing demeanor, an entertainer who offers up comical banter from the stage and enjoys chatting with his fans. Brazell is most likely to take the stage in a T-shirt and jeans, and very little pretense of being anything other than a guy who likes singing songs.
Brazell is starting to enjoy some wider recognition. An instrumental version of City Girl was picked up for an episode of CW TV series Reign in 2015, and several the songs from Gonna Get There were used for incidental music in a movie called Turn Around Jake (2014). Brazell is now in the midst of recording an acoustic EP.