If the Violent Femmes and REM had a baby it would sound like Angwish when it cries at night. This alternative rock outfit from Charlotte, NC is full of energy and catchy songs. World renowned and critically acclaimed!
Front man Bryan Bielanski (guitars/vocals) formed the alternative rock band in Charlotte, NC while in high school. Angwish has played over 1000 shows in 45 of the 50 United States, 18 different countries on 3 continents, including major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Brussels, Athens, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Angwish reached # 89 on the National CMJ College Radio Charts in December 2016 with their album "United States of Angwish" (engineered by the world renowned punk legend Steve Albini of Big Black), played to their largest audience of over 100,000 in their hometown in November 2016 and was awarded "Charlotte's Best Alternative Rock Band" at the 2016 Hollywood Music Media Awards.
The solo act (sometimes completed by a drum machine and other times by a percussionist army on standby all over the world) creates his thick sound by using a specially modified guitar, numerous effects pedals and multiple amplifiers, a set up that Bryan constructed himself. Many listeners claim Angwish sound like a 5 piece band after hearing their live performance. The songs range in style from jangly 60's British Invasion rock to the punk of the 70's, alternative rock of the 90's and the pop music of today. Bryan pours his heart out with his lyrics in each and every song drawing from all his life experiences from the ecstatic to the horrific. Nobody can question the sincerity and ferocity of the gauntlet of emotions that spews forth when Angwish performs.
The much awaited follow-up album "Bryan'sSuper Happy Fun Time!" debuts Feb. 15, 2020, and Bryan will be touring indefinitely to promote the new album. If you haven't taken the time to listen to the songs already then give your ears a treat and find out why audiences and critics alike have embraced Angwish worldwide.
Bio by David Conners