Jonathan Bree

For someone once quite visible, Aucklander Jonathan Bree negotiated his way into high-profile international anonymity.

It’s been quite a journey from a leaky flat in Kingsland to his 2023 album Pre-Code Hollywood with funk legend Nile Rodgers on two songs. But along the way, Bree – who featured on album covers and videos for his band The Brunettes in the early 2000s, and who appeared alongside Princess Chelsea in her 2011 hit video clip for ‘The Cigarette Duet’, and then emerged with a solo career – well, he removed himself.

Jonathan Bree - Fuck It (2018)
Jonathan Bree - Until We're Done (2020)
Jonathan Bree - Meadows In Bloom (feat. Britta Phillips)
Jonathan Bree - You Are The Man (2022)
Jonathan Bree - Pre-code Hollywood (Lil' Chief Records, 2023)
Jonathan Bree's June 2013 solo album The Primrose Path, released as a free download via Bandcamp
Jonathan Bree - Say You Love Me Too (feat. Clara Viñals) (2017)
Jonathan Bree - After the Curtains Close (Lil' Chief Records, 2020)
Jonathan Bree, Princess Chelsea - Destiny (2022)
Jonathan Bree at Abbey Road Studios, 2018.
Jonathan Bree
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Jonathan Bree - Valentine (2018)
Jonathan Bree - Weird Hardcore (2015)
The image used on the cover of The Brunettes' Structure & Cosmetics album (2007)
Jonathan Bree in 2023
Photo credit: Vladislav Steinbauer
Jonathan Bree - Blur (2015)
The Brunettes' "Librarian shot" – Heather Mansfield and Jonathan Bree, 2006
Jonathan Bree - Sleepwalking (Lil' Chief Records, 2018)
Jonathan Bree at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Jonathan Bree performing in Switzerland.
Photo credit: Myriam Hansen
Jonathan Bree at Abbey Road Studios, London
Jonathan Bree - Cover Your Eyes (2020)
Jonathan Bree in 2019
Photo credit: Ljubov Dzuzhynska
Jonathan Bree - A Little Night Music (Lil' Chief Records, 2015)
Jonathan Bree - Heavenly Vision (2020)
Jonathan Bree, North American Fall 2019 tour dates
Jonathan Bree - You're So Cool (2017)
Jonathan Bree with Nile Rodgers - Pre-Code Hollywood (2023)
Jonathan Bree in 2023
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Jonathan Bree - Waiting On The Moment (2020)
Jonathan Bree - Politics (2023)
Jonathan Bree - Murder (2015)
Jonathan Bree live in Prague
Photo credit: Vladislav Steinbauer
The June 2002 Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks album was released on Lil' Chief Records, via the multi-national EMI after Neil Finn put the duo in touch with the company
Jonathan Bree - In The Sunshine (2020)
Jonathan Bree - Kiss My Lips (feat. Princess Chelsea) (2020)
Princess Chelsea's 2018 European tour, with the group outside a rehearsal studio in Gdansk, Poland. From left: Crystal Choi, Chelsea Nikkel, Leonard McMullen, Jonathan Bree, Joshua Worthington-Church, David Harris.
Jonathan Bree, European Fall Tour 2019
Jonathan Bree's band, 2023
Photo credit: Vladislav Steinbauer
Jonathan Bree in 2023
Photo credit: Chelsea Nikkel

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