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Brad Emanuel is a Wisconsin musician/entertainer who has been performing professionally for over 20 years. Recently voted Favorite Local Musician in Wausau's City Pages "Best Of" annual reader poll 2 years in a row (September 2022, 2023), Brad is known for his relatable, fun personality and stage presence, solid vocal range, and rhythmic guitar playing. He's played all kinds of events and venues throughout Wisconsin over the years, including Hodag Country Music Fest, where he has won their state band competition twice; once as a solo act in 2013 and once with his band in 2019. Other events include the "Brad on the..." series; "Brad on the Barge" (Fremont), "Brad on the Boat" (Waupaca), "Brad on the Channel" (Minocqua), and "Brad on the Sand" (Lake DuBay).  With an arsenal of over 500 songs and growing, ranging in style from country to rock, and spanning over 7 decades, he's ready to go!! And he's not just a solo act. He's played in duos, trios, and full bands. Predominantly solo now, Brad can bring the formal for your corporate event or slide on the flip flops for your backyard barbeque! And anything in between! Music Done Fun!! "Get 'em up, get 'em up... 3-2-1..."

Brad uses Bose Professional Sound Amplification, Takamine Guitars, Shure and Sennheiser Microphones, TC Helicon Vocal and Guitar Effects, Clayton Picks.


"Brad is a great drawing musician and he consistently works on his brand and marketing. As a result, he's got a great following. The crowd that follows him are as much of the show as he is, and are exactly the kind of folks you want as customers. As a live music venue owner for 15+ years, I appreciate how easy it is to work with him, he's organized, has quality gear and works on his set to stay current with todays hits. He's a one man party on his own, but has a roster to fill out a larger show/venue when/if needed. He's naturally funny, entertaining and reads crowds well. If you're contemplating hiring him...just do it!"

-Tyler Vogt, proprietor, Malarkey's Pub

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