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Brendan B Brown of Wheatus from his Facebook page

Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus is a Huge Fan of Vegemite

by Paul Cashmere on January 30, 2024

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With two Australian tours in the next three months, it is a good thing Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus loves Vegemite.

“I used to be a Promite guy but I’m off it now,” Brendan tells “Too much sugar. My friends Riggs and Tom from down there sent me a customised BBB Vegemite jar. I just cracked it the other night. It has been a nightly toast thing. A lot of butter and Vegemite. That’s the stud. I love it”.

Brendan became a fan of Vegemite during his first Australia tour in 2000. “The first time I went to Australia I was staying in Manly Vale, in the Northern Beaches area,” he says. “I had a night out which I rarely do and I was rough. I said ‘man, I’ve got to get some Advil or something.’ My girlfriend at the time said, ‘sit down’ and made me two vegemite pieces of toast. Vegemite and butter and my hangover was gone in seconds. I’m a believer”.

Fun fact: Vegemite is made from leftover brewers yeast extract. Basically, everything that doesn’t go into making a beer is used to make Vegemite.

Fun fact 2: Vegemite was developed in Melbourne, Australia by Cyril Callister. Cyril died in 1949 and was buried at Box Hill Cemetery. We assume he was played in a coffin and not spread all over the plot.

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Brendan B. Brown is touring Australia as a solo artist with Art Alexakis of Everclear before returning for Pandemomium with Alice Cooper, Blondie and Deep Purple in April.


FEBRUARY 1 – Cleveland Sands Hotel | Cleveland QLD
FEBRUARY 2 – Miami Marketta | Gold Coast QLD
FEBRUARY 3 – Kings Beach Tavern | Caloundra QLD
FEBRUARY 4 – The Backroom at Chardons Corner Hotel | Brisbane QLD
FEBRUARY 8 – Lion Arts Factory | Adelaide SA
FEBRUARY 9 – Freo Social | Fremantle WA
FEBRUARY 10 – The Carine | Duncraig WA
FEBRUARY 11 – Dunsborough Tavern | Dunsborough WA
FEBRUARY 15 – The Wool Exchange | Geelong VIC
FEBRUARY 16 – Chelsea Heights Hotel | Chelsea Heights VIC
FEBRUARY 17 – Brunswick Ballroom | Brunswick VIC
FEBRUARY 22 – Waves | Wollongong NSW
FEBRUARY 23 Crowbar | Sydney NSW
FEBRUARY 24 – Ettamogah Hotel | Kellyville Ridge NSW
FEBRUARY 25 – King St Bandroom | Newcastle NSW

Saturday, April 20: Caribbean Gardens, Melbourne
Thursday, April 25: The Domain, Sydney (ANZAC Day Holiday)
Saturday, April 27: Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast
Sunday, April 28: Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island

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