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The Breakers – 2010 bio
The Breakers of Copenhagen, Denmark were signed by Little Steven Van Zandt to Wicked Cool Records in 2008, the year the band received Floss’ Champagne Prize as the most promising upcoming Danish Rock act. The Breakers harken back to when the Rolling Stones, Kinks, and Yardbirds were Rock and Roll dance bands inspired by the Soul music of Motown, Memphis, and Muscle Shoals
The band’s wild energy is fueled by the weaving double guitars of Anders Bruus and Klaus Højbjerg and the super solid rhythm section of Jackie Larsen (bass) and Thomas Stølsvig(drums). Toke Nisted’s smoky vocals and seamless harmonies evoke the Rhythm and Blues passion of Steve Marriott of the Small Faces.
The Breakers are currently recording their 3rd album, and very first for Wicked Cool, with Little Steven in NYC. Van Zandt is producing the album, and he’s co-written several songs with the band as well. The first digital single is out August 4, and a 7” will follow in mid-September. The album will be released in the fall.
Van Zandt, chairman and founder of Wicked Cool, believes that The Breakers can maximize local gigs in the same manner as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones did in the 1960’s. Therefore, The Breakers have booked a month-long residency multiple times at the legendary Floss (in Copenhagen). The set lists feature classic soul, rhythm & blues, etc., as well as the songs from their upcoming album.
The Breakers also traveled to the U.S. for SxSW in March 2009 for TWO Underground Garage A Go-Go parties hosted by Van Zandt. The performances were recorded by iClips.net, and have been circulated by The Underground Garage, Wicked Cool Records and the band.
Founded in 2002, The Breakers have two previous albums: What I Want (2004) and Here For A Laugh (2006). In particular, Here For A Laugh garners excellent reviews and support at college and commercial radio. In addition, Nintendo recently used “Dance The Go-Go” (the single from Here For A Laugh) in the official game trailer for their Wii game “Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage.”
The Breakers have brought their dance part to more than 150 gigs, including many outside of Denmark. Ecstatic, sweaty, and exhausted audiences are left craving more. With hundreds of hours of rehearsal and shows in preparation for their stunning new album, only brighter days are ahead!
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