Picture Me Broken
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|Picture Me Broken|
Redwood City, California|
|Genres||Alternative metal, hard rock, post hardcore|
Megaforce 2009–2011 |
Standby Records 2011–2013
|Website||Official Facebook Page|
|Members||Layla Brooklyn Allman|
Picture Me Broken is an American rock band originating from Redwood City, California, but is now located in Southern California. They have released two EPs and one album. They were named in 2009 as one of the top unsigned bands by PureVolume, and won an MTV Video Music Award in 2009 for Best Breakout Bay Area Artist. Their song "Dearest, I'm So Sorry" was available as downloadable content for Rock Band 2. The band has been on hiatus from touring since 2014.
Picture Me Broken was formed in 2005 by Layla Brooklyn Allman, lead singer and keyboardist, and bassist, Austin Dunn. The band was originally called 'Lane Four' with 'Lane' reflecting the first initial of the original four band members (Layla, Austin, Nick, and Eric). After several member changes and evolving style, the band settled into its new name: Picture Me Broken. With early performances consisting of covers made famous by some of Rock's best known icons, the band now writes, performs and records its own songs and has had several releases.
In December 2012, the band released a 4-song EP (Mannequins), produced by multi-platinum award winning producer, David Bendeth and has received acclaimed reviews from various rock publications, including Rockstar Glued, Examiner.com and MetalliVille.
Brooklyn Allman/Picture Me Broken have played some venues with Orianthi and her band.
- Live Forever (2009)
- Dearest (I'm So Sorry) (2010)
- Torture (2013)
- Mannequins (2013)
- Skin and Bones (2015)
- Wide Awake (2010)
- Dearest, I'm So Sorry (2009)
- Mannequins (2012)
- Crazy on You (2011)
- Dependency (2012)
- Current members
- Layla Brooklyn Allman – Vocals, Keyboards (2005–present)
- Dante Phoenix - Guitars (2010–present)
- Former members
- Eric Perkins – Drums (2005–2009)
- Nick Loiacono – Lead Guitar (2005–2010)
- Austin Dunn – Bass (2005–2013)
- Will Escher – Rhythm Guitar (2006–2010)
- Connor Lung – Drums (2009–2012)
- Shaun Foist – Drums (2012–2013)
- Jimmy Strimpel – Guitars (2011–2014)
- Guest performances
- Tyler Bush – Vocals (from the band Ten Days New, sings a secondary lead vocal on "Echoes of an Empire", which appears on Wide Awake)
- purevolume | Top Unsigned 2009 Archived 2010-04-14 at the Wayback Machine.
- Congrats To MTV's Local VMA Best Breakout Artist Winners Archived 2010-10-03 at the Wayback Machine.
- DLC Week of 5/4 No Doubt, Orianthi, Picture Me Broken! Archived 2010-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.