Brontë Fall is a musical potion of edgy pop-rock, Americana, and band founder Teri Bracken’s classical music training. Already an orchestral violin player, keyboardist, and vocalist, Bracken craved the rawness of Americana roots music and the aching beauty of traditional fiddle tunes. When she fell in love with the craft of songwriting, all the pieces fell into place. Traveling the country from Boston to New York to Nashville, and then back to her hometown of Chicago, Bracken set in writing songs that were unedited, honest, modern, and, at times, impolite. Outspokenly feminine and reminiscent of the Brontë sisters, who dared to have a voice in a time when women didn’t, Bracken’s voice has come to boldly define Brontë Fall.
Whether she was singing along to Disney tapes or touring the world with Internationally recognized choirs – Meagan’s love for performing and writing has always served as her true north. From nationally placed McDonalds jingles to attending the Chicago Academy for the Arts, music has run through Meagan’s veins since she was six years old. It was during high school that she made the big decision to put her Classical training aside to pursue the world of pop and soul music and attend Berklee College of Music. After graduating college, Meagan set out on her first national tour promoting her original music. Each show and opportunity reaffirmed that she was destined for this industry, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Meagan’s first, full-length album “Sightlines” was released in 2015 and brought her diverse audiences a blend of soulful, pop-rock driven anthems such as “Seize the Day,” “He’s my Man” and “Love the Love”. As a performer, Meagan’s love for music and positive messages come across effortlessly. With catchy hooks, memorable grooves, and honest lyrics, her music sheds light on life’s daily obstacles and human struggles; urging listeners to alter their perceptions to create new and fresh perspectives.
With influence and inspiration from artists like Sara Bareilles, Jill Scott, Allen Stone, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, and Ben Rector, it’s easy to see why Meagan’s ability to connect with audiences has afforded her the opportunity to play some of Chicago’s most well-respected venues all while still touring nationally.