Brandon Dorsey

Brandon Dorsey

Dreamer drives his CD home

Brandon Dorsey is hoping his hometown crowd will stop on by when his alter ego, Drive by Dreamer, plays Armstrong’s Junction Café Thursday.

  • Jun. 19, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Brandon Dorsey is hoping his hometown crowd will stop on by when his alter ego, Drive by Dreamer, plays Armstrong’s Junction Café Thursday.

Originally from Armstrong, Dorsey has returned home to release his debut album, Reverie, which he recorded while a student at the Centre for Arts and Technology (CATO).

A digital composer, audio editor and designer, Dorsey has spent the past two years living in Kelowna to pursue his musical career, and just wrapped up studies with CATO’s audio engineering program.

It was while at the school that he was able to make use of the studios there and record the full-length album under the name of his musical project, Drive By Dreamer.

(Locals may also recognize Dorsey  as the singing and dancing love interest, Jimmy, in Lights of Broadway’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie in Vernon.)

“If you took the acoustic passion from artists Dashboard Confessional and City and Colour; then the fun pop sounds of Owl City and NeverShoutNever; then wrap them up in a package of emotional storytelling, Drive By Dreamer is what you would receive,” said Dorsey in describing his music.

“My hope is that you’ll hear these songs and relate to them. To put a smile on your face and brighten your day makes this all worth while.”

Dorsey plays the Junction Cafe Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission is free.