Braquet is an energetic four-piece hard rock band hailing from the Faroe Islands. Founded in 2002 by vocalist Andrias HÃ¸jgaard and guitarist Arni Zachariassen, the two were soon joined by drummer JÃ³han Ã¡ Lakjuni. After going through a couple of bass players, the band found who they were looking for in Leivur Vitalis. Braquet play an refreshing mixture of the modern and the classic, combining elements from the 80's, 90's and beyond. Too pop to be called metal, the band is dynamic and engaging and is distinguished by their technical ability and melodic sensibility. Andrias' hauntingly beautiful and melodic vocals are a perfect contrast to Arni's over the top guitar work, which is supported by the super tight and rock solid rhythms of Leivur and JÃ³han. Lyrically, Braquet are positive and life affirming, but honest about life's struggles. Writing from a Christian perspective, they explore all elements of the experience of life.
Since their beginning, Braquet have been known as a great live band. All the members give their all, and then some, to ensure that the audience has a good time. In 2003 they reached the finals in national battle of the bands, Prix FÃ¸royar, which was broadcast live on Faroese television and radio. The next year they reached the finals in Gospel Prix, which too was broadcast live on the radio. 2005 would prove itself to be a very exciting year for Braquet. They released their first CD, a self titled EP, which has earned them much positive response. They opened for rock n roll legends, Petra and played the super cool G! Festival, as well playing many smaller gigs around the Faroe Islands. They also made their first trip abroad to play, rocking the crowd in the North Atlantic House in Copenhagen. The band also signed a management deal with BTM Management, a deal that promises to bring them farther in to the world, so that more people can experience their unique music.
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1. No Excuses
2. Slowly Dying
3. Doubt Song
5. All I Want
6. Me vs. Myself