Members: Keon Masters, Wolfgang Zimmerman, Christian Chidester, Jordan Hicks, Steven Walker
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Brave Baby emerged from the dissolution of one band and the identity crisis of another with relations between members Keon Masters, Wolfgang Zimmerman, and Christian Chidester spanning back to 2008.
After initially meeting in the Charlotte area of the Carolinas, the trio reunited in the poetically historic Charleston, South Carolina in early 2010. Masters had moved down a few years prior to start his undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston, urging his friends to join him in the bustling tourist town. Inspired by the change of scenery, the band was able to develop their sound and flourish in the Charleston music scene, quickly garnering local success and defining what would later become known as Brave Baby. During this time Zimmerman established himself as the most sought after indie rock producer in the area, working with Octopus Jones, Sequoyah Prep School, ELIM BOLT, and numerous other acts from around the southeast.
In 2011, Brave Baby began recording what would eventually become their debut album “Forty Bells” in Zimmerman’s storage unit turned intimate recording studio, The Space. Masters’ lyrics on “Forty Bells” uncover the feelings we have long lost but not forgotten about our parents, our childhood, and our early encounters with love, all delivered with an uncanny urgency that is hard to shake. Guitar work by Chidester reaches for the atmosphere while being anchored by Zimmerman’s solid, propulsive timekeeping and colorful production work.
After going through various lineup changes, Brave Baby has enlisted long time friend and fellow musician Jordan Hicks on the bass guitar and new addition Steven Walker on keys and is set to release their debut album “Forty Bells” on Charleston based independent label Hearts & Plugs.