Belle of the Brawl
Bust is a collaboration of four of New York's most eclectic musicians. 'belle of the brawl' is their first full length album. B. Howell : Guitars, Vocals Based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Shreveport, Louisiana, B. began penning songs way back when pens and paper still ruled the day. B.'s vividly cryptic lyrical qualities evoke comparisons with Syd Barrett, Bob Mould and Frank Black. An accomplished guitarist, his songs first made their way into the New York rock scene with the late 90's punk trio, Finless Brown. In 2001, B. struck out in a new direction, forming Bust. Pete Drungle: Drums, Keys, Percussion Native Chicagoan Drungle has a knack for mastering any instrument he chooses. Drungle's manipulation of the sheepskins and the ivories contribute to belle of the brawl's distinctive sound. His talents are no secret; he has worked with artists such as Ronald Shannon Jackson, Rufus Wainwright, Rob Reddy, and Andy Timmons. Along with his role in Bust, Drungle is involved in projects with Michael Portnoy and Angry Dragon, and is scoring two feature films. Ken Heitmueller: Bass In the mid-90s, Heitmueller's bass work helped drive the indie sound of suddenly, Tammy! After releasing the critically acclaimed We Get There When We Do on Warner Bros. The band split-up, opening the door for Heitmueller to join Bust. Originally from Lancaster, PA, Heitmueller founded and operates 24 Recording 24, a NYC recording studio. His production and engineering can be found on works by the likes of the Pernice Brothers, the Preons and of course, Bust. Jeff Young: Lead Guitar Young's multifaceted guitar work has been honed over the past twenty years in and around his native Fort Worth, Texas. Before signing on with Bust, Young often performed with the likes of Tiombe Lockhart and Lamont Reese. Not one to be held to just one project, he also fronts his own jazz ensemble, the Jeff Young Band, and instructs up-and-comers in the art of playing guitar.