Sturgis residents from the past coming back to entertain

Lawrence and Dwayne Brass, known as BrownCanShine from the Key First Nation are scheduled to entertain audience members in the duo’s home town of Sturgis on June 22 during Sturgis Sports and Rodeo.

The hip-hop/pop duo, which consists of two brothers from Saskatchewan who both have lived and attended school in Sturgis. They are currently residing in Saskatoon.

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For the past 10 years, the brothers have been writing lyrics and recording music to inspire and motivate youth. They have had the amazing opportunity to perform their music to over 90 communities in the past three years across Canada, stated Lawrence Brass.

They have been told that they have a unique style and sound that catches the attention of many listeners across the country and the United States, especially after one of their songs All I Need hit the number one spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown the first week of November 2017.

"Not only do we make music, we are young men with goals and dreams to inspire youth to live a positive lifestyle. BrownCanShine got the Amazing opportunity to open up for Nelly and T-Pain in front of 5000-plus people in Saskatoon in April 2018,” said Lawrence.

Music has always been a strong passion of the Brass Brothers. Dwayne started school in September 2018 where he got his diploma for Audio Engineering at the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon. Lawrence has been creating melodies and writing lyrics to collaborate with artists all over Canada; and also sharing his story titled We Are Champions. BrownCanShine has recently been nominated Indigenous Artist of The Year by Sask Music. The duo has released an album called Make Noise which features 12 songs on their first ever-official album, which can be found on Apple Music, ITunes, Spotify and Google Play.

Dwayne and Lawrence strive to lead by positive example by choosing to live a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. Both gentlemen have been sober for over five years, which gave them the opportunity to be present and perform in over 90 First Nations communities in Canada and United States.

They have hosted non-profit events in the past, which have raised thousands of dollars for Prostate Cancer Research.

“BCS have many great plans for both the near and far future,” Lawrence concluded.