Brendan Maclean first started to grab our attention on YouTube, where he quickly became known for his quirky ukulele-infused ‘at-home’ sessions. He would don funny costumes and sing beautiful. In 2007 Maclean began independently releasing music under his own name with the song “Airport People”. The song, which featured Maclean accompanying himself on piano, went on to win Australia’s National Youth Week People’s Choice award and The Industry award for Writing in 2008. His first release was a homemade demo, entitled Prose from Pluto, which came out in 2008. It featured the aforementioned “Airport People” and a second single, “Numbers”, for which a music video was made.
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