Broadway (band)

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Broadway
Origin Orlando, Florida, United States
Genres Post-hardcore, alternative rock, pop punk
Years active 2007–present
Labels Independent, Uprising
Associated acts Sleeping with Sirens
Memphis May Fire
Chiodos
Website Broadway on Facebook
Members Misha Camacho
Sean Connors
Felipe Sanchez
Past members Jack Fowler
Bryan Camara
Jake Garland
Gabriel Fernandez
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Audiopinions 8/10 stars[1]

Broadway is an American post-hardcore band from Orlando, Florida. Formed in 2007, the band "burst onto the music scene with their catchy hooks and sophisticated song structures"[2]

The band joined Uprising Records to release their debut album Kingdoms in 2009 which features guest appearances by singers Jonny Craig and Craig Owens. The band is also known for their cover of The Lonely Island's single "I'm on a Boat", and have released two full-length albums entitled Kingdoms and Gentlemen's Brawl.

History[edit]

Early years and Scratch and Sniff (2007–2009)[edit]

The band formed in Florida in 2007, with the drummer Jake Garland being the only founding member. The original line up had recently lost their singer and lead guitarist and Camacho had parted ways from a local band. In a March 2011 interview with Media Essentials, Camacho told them, "The current guitarist at the time found my stuff on MySpace and shot me an email asking if I was looking for a band. I came out to a practice and everything seemed to click."[3] Comacho later asked his long-time friend Jack Fowler, with whom he had previously been in a couple of projects, to join the band. After that, members came and went, but eventually Fowler's friend Gabriel Fernandez from art school, joined as the bassist and Sean Connors joined as the guitarist from a band with whom the group was good friends.[3]

In 2007, the band won the University of Central Florida's Battle of the Bands and also released their first EP titled Scratch and Sniff.[4]

On January 1, 2009, it released a cover of The Lonely Island's single "I'm On A Boat" on the band's MySpace band page. The song has also generated success on YouTube[3] and has had over 1.59 million views.[5]

Kingdoms (2009–2011)[edit]

Two years after the debut of their Scratch and Sniff EP, Broadway released their first full-length studio album. It was entitled Kingdoms and released on July 7, 2009, through Uprising Records.[6] The album generated favorable reviews from fans and critics.[citation needed]

Guest appearances by Jonny Craig and Craig Owens[edit]

The album Kingdoms features two high-profiled artists of other post-hardcore bands.

Lead vocalist Jonny Craig of Dance Gavin Dance is featured on the track "Don't Jump The Shark Before You Save The Whale". According to Camacho, Jonny Craig was introduced to the band through an acquaintance at Uprising Records who had asked him to do a guest appearance on the CD.[3]

The other featured artist, Owens of Chiodos, appears on the track "Same Thing We Do Everyday Pinky." Comacho met Owens through a mutual friend, who had shared Broadway's album with him after it was recorded. Owens reportedly mentioned that it was too bad the album was finished because he would have done guest vocals on it. Broadway unfinished "Same Thing We Do Everyday Pinky" to feature Owens on the track.[3]

Gentlemen's Brawl (2011–2012)[edit]

The band's second studio album, titled Gentlemen's Brawl, was set to be released in March 2011, but has been postponed due to production reasons. Camacho confirmed that the album will be released on May 22, 2012.[dated info] It was stated that the album would be "much softer" and "more punk and rock than anything."[3] Camacho also stated that the album's first single would be "Vagrant Stories".[7] On May 18, 2011, Fowler left the band.

On May 1, 2012, the single "Vagrant Stories" was made available on iTunes and Amazon.com. On May 9, 2012, Broadway released information to Alternative Press, stating that the album release date has been postponed yet again from May 22 to June 19.

The album was officially released on June 19th, 2012.

Future (2013–present)[edit]

At the moment the band is working on new material for the third studio album. Also, it was announced on the band's Facebook page that the drummer, Jake Garland, left the band to be a full-time member for the band Memphis May Fire.

It was revealed on May 14, 2014 that the band would begin recording for the third album in Georgia. The reveal was made through social media.

On July 11, 2014 the band announced their departure from Uprising Records and the new album will be released independently.[8] Their new single, "Volcano Jack" was released on July 18, 2014.

Band members[edit]

Current members
Former members
  • Gabriel Fernandez – bass guitar
  • Jack Fowler – guitar (in Sleeping with Sirens)
  • Bryan Camara – guitar
  • Nick Trombino – guitar (formerly of Sleeping with Sirens)
  • Greg Shields – lead vocals
  • Dave Aguilar – guitar (formerly of Sleeping with Sirens)
  • Kyle Cogburn – bass guitar
  • Will Marin – bass guitar
  • Jake Garland – drums (in Memphis May Fire)
Touring members
  • Mikey Amico – drums
  • Marc Cortes – bass guitar

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Year Album Label
2009 Kingdoms Uprising Records
2012 Gentlemen's Brawl
2014 "TBA" Independent

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2009 "Same Thing We Do Everyday Pinky" (featuring Craig Owens) Robby Starbuck
2011 "Last Saturday" Levon Mergian

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Audiopinions". Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Broadway Profile". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Abbey, Lewis (March 13, 2011). "Media Essentials Interview: Broadway!". Media Essentials. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Li, Botong (March 10, 2009). "Scratch and Sniff EP". Rock Freaks. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP-68qyWn5A
  6. ^ "AbsolutePunk-Broadway-Kingdoms". AbsolutePunk. December 1, 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ [1].
  8. ^ http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3704180

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