Cary Brothers is an indie rock American singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Brothers is best known for the single "Blue Eyes", which was featured on the soundtrack to the 2004 film Garden State. Idolizing Elvis Presley in his very early childhood, he then turned his ears to the late 80's alternative scene and played piano from age 11 until age 13 when he switched to guitar. He still writes on that guitar to this day.
With his songs influenced by everything from 1980s British New Wave music to 1970s folk music, Brothers has achieved critical and commercial success with his independent releases All the Rage and Waiting for Your Letter, both of which reached the top of the iTunes folk charts. "Blue Eyes" has been downloaded over 30,000 times and broke the Top Fifty on the iTunes singles chart. On the web, Brothers has found success on MySpace, where he has over 5.5 million plays on his music page.
While many artists focus their efforts mostly on radio exposure, Brothers went a slightly different route and pushed to get songs out to the public through film and television shows, leading a generation of similar-minded indie artists in the United States. Brothers' songs have appeared on the NBC sitcom Scrubs," the FOX mystery Bones," the WB's Smallville," ABC Family's show Kyle XY, "One Tree Hill," and the medical dramas Grey's Anatomy and ER." The original version of Brothers' song "Ride" appeared on the soundtrack to the feature film The Last Kiss, starring Zach Braff, Rachel Bilson, and Casey Affleck. Brothers has also performed on The Late Late Show," Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Direct TV's CD USA,"and Scrubs. In 2005, he made a guest appearance with London band Aqualung on ''The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Brothers found his musical voice playing regularly as part of the musical community at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, and he has since toured across America and Canada with such acts as Liz Phair, KT Tunstall, Aqualung, Ben Lee, Matt Nathanson, Imogen Heap, and The Fray. He was introduced to UK audiences in 2006 by Tom McRae on the Hotel Cafe Tour, having initiated the Tour himself in the States a few years earlier.
Brothers released his first full-length album, Who You Are, on May 29, 2007. The video for the single "Ride" starring Brittany Snow is one of the few independent videos ever to be added to the rotation on VH1 in the U.S. In addition, the record won "Best Rock Album of 2007" by the Indie Acoustic Project. Brother's track 'Ride' has also been mixed by Tiesto and is proving to be a huge hit on the dancefloors of Europe.