A true Renaissance man at heart, Butcher always yearned to create. He grew up to the sounds of his mother play Bach and Beethoven on the family piano and spent his nights writing songs on his hand-me-down guitar. But for the central Queensland country kid, the dream of making it in the music business seemed impractical. Butcher soon accepted a job as a cabinetmaker.
For over a decade, Butcher kept his voice and his songs largely to himself, privately honing a singer/songwriter style that mixes the working class grit of Springsteen with the tender expression of Ray LaMontagne. In 2012, he released his acclaimed self-tilted debut album, which earned him nominations for a range of Australian and international songwriting and artist development awards, as well as supports and guest appearances alongside Busby Marou, Bill Chambers, Mark Seymour and Pete Murray. The single from the record, Conversations & Complications, was co-written by Grammy award winning songwriter/producer Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker/Diesel). Via many Skype writing sessions, Swersky became not only a writing partner, but a great friend and mentor.
Recently Brad performed at the Country Music Race Day, raising funds for Rural Aid.