Roosevelt University [Genre:Pop]
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Breakers Broken is a young Chicago-based original rock band that takes pride in its energetic live performances and catchy recordings. A live show's sound extends beyond a trio - the band mixes in elements of electronic music, has members switching instruments, and employs three-part harmonies, percussion breakdowns, and unexpected instrumental segways. At every show, one can expect something new. A review from a recent capacity-filled show describes the experience:
“I witnessed the following: mind-numbing solos reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan by Tim Yamaya, younger brother Herf alternating from silky-smooth to the funkiest of funk slap bass lines, drummer Neal Wehman dousing himself and his drum set with water...”
- Chicago’s MODA Fashion Gazette
Beyond Breakers Broken’s raw live performances is their debut album “Other Places to Search,” released in Fall 2007. Described by a fan as "Coldplay meets Red Hot Chili Peppers after hanging out with U2 and John Mayer," the album has been receiving great reviews for its depth of lyrical insight and musicality, and its ability to keep you unknowingly humming its songs.
“undeniably catchy numbers, like the melodic "No Worries," reach beyond the fixed, gentle-rock resonance”
- Illinois Entertainer
“This band delivers a very memorable musical soundscape. Moreover, the lyrics on this CD are meaningful, tastefully optimistic, and tackle relevant issues of life and love.”
“Other Places to Search is a really rock solid musical debut from the band. You need to add this one to your Christmas shopping list!”
- Indie Music Stop
The group formed from best friends and brothers at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. The power trio of Tim Yamaya (vocals/guitar/keys), Herf Yamaya (vocals/bass/keys), and Neal Wehman (drums/percussion/vocals) has been performing consistently since their formation at the end of 2006. After graduation in May 2007, they relocated back to their hometown city of Chicago. Breakers Broken has played venues spanning from South Beach-Miami, to Chicago and throughout the Midwest. They continue to expand their fanbase, playing at many colleges and associated venues, from Big Ten schools to Boulder, Colorado.
The trio’s combined strengths cover a wide base of abilities and musical tastes, creating a formula for success: perceptive writers, talented musicians, young, hard working, and determined.
“Breakers Broken describe themselves as pop rock, but don't be so quick to judge them on that. This young Chicago-based trio do find themselves in that post-alternative realm but with two major differences from many of their counter-parts: passion and musicianship.”
Breakers Broken EP- 2007
Other Places to Search- 2007
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Coldplay meets Red Hot Chili Peppers after hanging out with U2 and John Mayer
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