If Nirvana and the Beatles had a baby it would sound like Angwish when it tries to escape its crib. This critically acclaimed and world renowned alternative rock duo from Charlotte, NC is full of fun energy and catchy songs!
Front man Bryan Bielanski (guitars/vocals) formed the band in Charlotte, NC while still in high school. Since then 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. Other accomplishments include charting at # 89 on National College Radio in December 2016 with their album "United States of Angwish" (engineered by world famous punk legend Steve Albini of Big Black), played to an audience of over 100,000 in their hometown and won "Best Alternative Rock Band" at the 2016 Hollywood Music Media Awards.
Traveling troubadour Bryan 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 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 tragic. Nobody can question the sincerity and ferocity of the gauntlet of emotions that spews forth when Angwish performs.
Bryan's new solo album "Bryan's Super Happy Fun Time 2!" debuts Fall 2021, and he will be touring indefinitely to promote the 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 and Bryan's solo music worldwide.
Bio by David Conners
"The band has so much passion in their music. The songs sound really great" Scott Litt - Producer (REM, Nirvana)
“It's as if Bryan's music is saying 'Top 40, Kiss My Ass!'” Kerry Molessa (Encore magazine, Wilmington, NC)
"Anyone who listens to Angwish is going to realize that this band is at the doorstep of something great" Scott Homewood (Amps 11 magazine, Charlotte, NC)
"East coast power pop band packs more hooks than a tackle box!" Erika Boling (Metrospirit magazine, Augusta, GA)
"Catchy as hell, the vocal melodies and guitar solos are sweetly delivered with an honest sense of urgency." Gordon Lamb (Flagpole magazine, Athens, GA)
"The new CD is full of punk attitude and energy played with a refreshing level of passion" Micah McLain (Southeast Performer magazine, Atlanta, GA)
"It's loud, it's driving, but the music of Angwish is also intelligent and musically coherent power pop with soul" Woody Mitchell (Charlotte Observer daily periodical, Charlotte, NC)