“Five Minutes With” Rock & Roll singer-songwriter, Pennan Brae

Pennan Brae headed into winter with his 10th album, ‘Planted’. The ten-track release was recorded at Blue Light Studio in East Vancouver with producer Kaj Falch-Nielsen. The album features lead singles, ‘Mona’ (a country-rock song), ‘Night Crawling’ (influenced by 1970s rock and roll) and ‘Incognito’ (influenced by ‘90s rock).

‘Mona’ and ‘Night Crawling’ are accompanied by classic throwback music videos by Far From Earth Films director Tim Cash. Pennan and Tim have collaborated over the past decade on a number of music videos and a pair of feature-length films. Following their film festival run, ‘The Astronot’ and ‘2 Below 0’ movies stream on Amazon Prime.

“I’m really pleased with how ‘Mona’ turned out,” remarks Pennan. “I’ve always loved upbeat country-rock music. On the drums, we’ve got Edward Whelan keeping time with bassist Kaj Falch-Nielsen rounding out the rhythm section. Alison Jenkins adds her touches with background vocals; one highlight for me on the song is her harmonies in the outro. Meanwhile, I pick away on guitar. I really hope people have fun with the single and that’s it’s a good introduction to the album.”

Pennan Brae


Pennan Brae


Rock & Roll



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Favourite musician growing up:

John Mellencamp

Favourite musician now:

The Rolling Stones

Guilty pleasure song:

‘Escape’ by Enrique Iglesias

Live show ritual:

Take a deep breath.

Favourite local musician:

Bryan Adams

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

My 10th album ‘Planted’ came out on Nov 26. I’ve released 3 singles off the 10-track album recorded at Blue Light Studio in East Van. They are: ‘Mona’, ‘Night Crawling’ & ‘Incognito’ with music videos for the 1st 2 songs.

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Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

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Favourite street in your city:

Main Street; has a nice balance of everything.

Favourite park in your city:

Strathcona Park. It’s nearby & I like walking around the neighbourhood.

Favourite music venue in your city:

The Biltmore Cabaret. It has a pretty cool layout.

Favourite music store in your city:

Neptoon Records. They have a great history & commitment to vinyl.



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