Married since 2016, Megan and Brandon created Musee Musique as a way to experiment with traditional music styles through their own unique sound. The name “musee musique” is a patois expression for “museum music” and is meant to take the feeling of a traditional or out-dated song and showing its true magic and essence. Megan and Brandon have played with a variety of bands, acts and ensembles for the past twenty years in Texas and Louisiana. Megan has played and toured with a wide range of groups from legendary outlaw country balladeer Izzy Cox and Hank Williams III, to iconic electropunk queen Peaches and more while Brandon has been steadily playing both Bourbon Street and Frenchmen Street in New Orleans since 2006 . Apart from that hes played for circus shows, burlesque shows, and musicals. Brandon is fifth generation New Orleans jazz musician. His father Wendell Brunious lead the Preservation Hall band lead and grandson of Cab Calloway arranger, John “Pickey” Brunious. Brandon grew up hanging out at Preservation Hall and sitting in every year with his dad at Jazz Fest. He started on trumpet, but by the time he got to high school he had developed in to more of a guitar and bass player. Though largely self taught, his musical education continued for two years at NOCCA. Ever since then it’s been a slow steady search for truth by playing as many gigs as possible. Eventually Brandon would add the banjo, the upright bass and sousaphone to his instrument list. Megan trained classically on the trumpet, and toured Europe playing lead trumpet for the prestigious American Musical Ambassadors program where she played for the Queen of England, but just after graduating high school, a car accident smashed her jaw and mouth requiring years to recover basic motor function and expression. While relearning to speak again and eventually play the trumpet, she developed an appreciation for the fundamentals and structure of traditional music while playing other instruments such as the electric bass and accordion. After nearly a decade of recuperation, she was once again playing trumpet, sharing the stage with acts like Jimmy Vaughn (Stevie Ray Vaughn), and Stan Ayeroff (Oingo Boingo).
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