Masked But Not Anonymous: Jonathan Bree’s Live Show Proves That He’s So Cool

The man in the unironic mask is Jonathan Bree, the New Zealand musician, producer and label mogul who led twee-pop outfit the Brunettes. Now a solo artist, Bree is exploring more classically inspired, orchestral composition, and impressive third album Sleepwalking (Lil’ Chief) shows this sophisticated singer/songwriter at the top of his game. Bree and his fellow veiled virtuosi wowed the crowd at Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie, and MAGNET photographer Chris Sikich was there to document a little night music by the real masked singer.

Shilpa Ray