Gentle Brontosaurus


January 12, 2019

Welcome, Scott!

You might notice another shift in our line-up. Scott Stetson has joined us, playing guitar. You might recognize him from Magma Carta and other things around town.

We wish Cal Lamore best of luck with his other current and future projects.

May 12, 2018

Bees of the Invisible out now

Stream it on all major streaming sites. Listen or buy a copy from Bandcamp or CDBaby.

You can find it on CD at these local retailers:

  • Strictly Discs
  • B-side Records
  • Mad City Music
  • Sugar Shack Records

We will also be selling it at our shows, on CD, cassette, or a download card with enamel pin!

June 17, 2018

Chucke wins Best Childrens' Song!

Thanks to everyone who voted for our charity single in the MAMAs.



Dec 21, 2019, 9:00 PM
Crystal Corner Bar

With Ladyscissors, Able Baker

Jan 17, 2020, 6:00 PM
Bos Meadery

Madison FemFest 2020, with 4th Curtis, Gender Confetti, Heavy Looks and more




From left to right:

Anneliese Valdes
Bass and backing vocals
Scott Stetson
Huan-Hua Chye
Lead vocals, guitar, and keyboards
Nick Davies
Lead vocals, keyboards, and trumpet
Paul Marcou
Drums and backing vocals


Coming from Madison, WI, Gentle Brontosaurus is a five-piece indie-pop band, combining rock instrumentation with ukulele and trumpet. We've been compared to Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian, and Velocity Girl.


  • Fall 2013

    The band started to assemble.

  • February 1, 2014

    Our first show, arranged on short notice, with a drum machine sitting in for Paul.

  • November 6, 2015

    The release of our first album, "Names of Things and What They Do", with a party at the Sett.

  • January 2016

    Cal takes over from Jon Wooten on guitar.

  • March 16-21, 2016

    Our first tour, down to SXSW and back, with stops in Lawrence, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City.

  • October 7-15, 2016

    Our second tour, with stops in Milwaukee, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Kalamazoo, and Ann Arbor.

  • January 2017

    Anneliese takes over from Michael Sambar on bass.

  • April 1, 2017

    Release of 'Chucke' for the Sing Me A Story Foundation.

  • May 12, 2018

    Release of our second album, "Bees of the Invisible", with a party at the Chrystal Corner Bar.

  • December 2018

    Scott takes over from Cal Lamore on guitar.


It is difficult to highlight only some songs on this beautiful album because they all have something... In short, an excellent album, where indie pop asserts itself with beautiful melodies and a great repertoire of instruments that always enter at just the right moment. Great work by Gentle Brontosaurus.

The best album of the year has been replaced. Gentle Brontosaurus's second album

Sweet, sunny and just a little bit twee, this indie pop quintet will make you want to dance and hug your friends. Gentle Brontosaurus is celebrating the release of their second album, Bees of the Invisible. With folk and jangle-pop influences, this 12-track effort features smart lyrics, thoughtful instrumentation and enchanting songwriting.

What the world needs now: the happy, fun indie-pop of @GentleBronto. The new record is for fans of The Rentals who want to be in the know of the next underground #tweeglee dance party. Track1.mp3 is currently on repeat!

Madison band Gentle Brontosaurus are an indie-pop five-piece in the lineage of eccentric, soft-spoken acts from They Might be Giants to Camera Obscura. Their name suggests a kind of restraint, as the gentleness of the band coexists with the considerable musical talents that they put to careful use on their sweet, twee sound. GB's instrumentation is complete with a ukulele, the occasional horn arrangement, and a laid-back rhythm section, giving the bulk of the band's songs a chill, summery feel. Lead vocalist Huan-Hua Chye sings with the ringing tone reminiscent of Dolores O'Riordan, sometimes trading off vocal duties with Nick Davies, who very seriously sounds like Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian.

Seems like a band that'd be at home filling a big venue or playing your end-of-summer backyard BBQ party.

Expansionista! issue #4

Really delicious twee pop, along the lines of Camera Obscura and Velocity Girl, with a nice interplay between male and female voices.

Polaroid Blog (in Italian)


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