Start Making Sense


Bethlehem, PA

Selling out rooms all over the US!

Start Making Sense are selling out rooms throughout the eastern half of the United States. This band is a huge hit as the Talking Heads are never on tour, and the band's amazing dedication to the music and fun loving attitude has proven to be a favorite at clubs and festivals.

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career, including songs Talking Heads never performed live! Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, some have said this is the closest thing you'll get to seeing Talking Heads again.

Selected Venues

The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
Irving Plaza, New York, NY
House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
The Wilbur Theater, Boston, MA
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
The Paradise, Boston, MA
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Cervantes, Denver, CO
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, NY
Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
The Hamilton, Washington, DC
Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
Infinity Music Hall, Hartford, CT
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC
Martyr’s, Chicago, IL
Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Mr Small’s Funhouse, Pittsburgh, PA
The Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
Anthology, Rochester, NY
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Music Box Upper Club, Cleveland, OH
Velvet Underground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA

Upcoming Shows

  • 08/03/18 Loveland, CO at Sunrise Ranch
  • 08/11/18 Bethlehem, PA at Musikfest
  • 08/18/18 Scranton, PA at Montage Mountain Summer Event
  • 08/31/18 Asbury Park, NJ at The Anchor’s Bend
  • 09/01/18 S Kingston, RI at Ocean Mist

Festivals played

Arise Festival (CO)
Aura Festival (FL)
Friendly Gathering (VT)
Musikfest (PA)
Wormtown (MA)
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (New Brunswick Canada)
Jam on the Sands (NJ)
Lilac Festival (NY)
Bella Terra (NY)
Electric Love Fest (NY)
Fairport Music & Food Festival (NY)
Heavyfest (VT)
Mountain Sky (PA)
Old 78 Farm (MA)
Rocking on the River (NY)
Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (VA)
Roscoe Burger Fest (IL)
Share Fest (PA)
Shocktop Oyster Festival (IL)
Stir Fry Music Revival (PA)
Taste of Kalamazoo (MI)

College Performances

Skidmore College (NY)
St Lawrence University (NY)
U of North Carolina
U of Rochester (NY)

Contact
Jon Braun
startmakingsense1@gmail.com

In the News

Stage Plot
Poster