Jonathan Bree is a singer-songwriter and producer in New Zealand, best known for his work as a solo artist, as well as co-founding the indie pop group The Brunettes and Lil' Chief Records. He frequently collaborates with label-mates as a musician, engineer, and record producer. Jonathan started playing music at the age of 9 when he wrote his first song "Rebecca" about a primary school crush.
Jonathan’s upcoming third album ‘Sleepwalking’ saw the emergence of the mysterious masked band who first appeared in his music video for ‘Weird Hardcore’(from second album ‘A Little Night Music’ but who suddenly caught everyone’s attention with Jonathan’s self-directed music video for ‘You’re So Cool’. Like his previous albums Sleepwalking has a heavy orchestrated element featuring real strings, celeste and soprano vocals.
Sleepwalking features a number of duets with other musicians notably Chelsea Nikkel (Princess Chelsea) and Clara Viñals (Renaldo & Clara) in Bree’s more Gainsbourg inspired pop songs. Jonathan successfully dips in and out of the avant-garde (You’re So Cool, Boombox Serenade, Plucking Petals) walking the line between pop music and well…. the just plain weird (Static, Sleepwalking).