Breached
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Breached

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Alternative

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Mar
29
Breached @ The Hideout

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mar
01
Breached @ Cherry Cola's Rock N' Rolla Cabaret Lounge

Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Feb
02
Breached @ The Bovine Sex Club

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Breached is a modern alternative rock band from Toronto who rocked the Bovine on Thursday Oct 11. Singer Bobby Noakes has a powerful voice with a hard edge and excellent supporting band that will get them comparisons to Stone Temple Pilots. T-Mak World looks forward to continuing to see how this relatively new band, formed in 2010, will continue to grow. They are working on a new album and will be playing in the Toronto area again in December according to Bobby Noakes. - T-Mak World


Breached is a modern alternative rock band from Toronto who rocked the Bovine on Thursday Oct 11. Singer Bobby Noakes has a powerful voice with a hard edge and excellent supporting band that will get them comparisons to Stone Temple Pilots. T-Mak World looks forward to continuing to see how this relatively new band, formed in 2010, will continue to grow. They are working on a new album and will be playing in the Toronto area again in December according to Bobby Noakes. - T-Mak World


Breached

Next up, I found my university self doing a backflip of glee as Breached took the stage. Remember when Incubus used to rock hard, circa Make Yourself? Hell, just remember the early 2000s and the alt/hard rock scene in general? Breached has bottled that delicious era of “hit you in the heart” rock and brought it back to unleash on audiences. A very fitting pairing with WAXMEN, methinks. Melodic hard rock does it best here to keep up with the power vocals, almost like a duel to sonic death. Tour suggestion: Breached, WAXMEN and Animal Confession. Make it so, men.

Engagement Level: 5
Unique ‘Voice’: 4.5
‘Make You Move’ Factor: 5
Cerebral Captivation: 4.5
Desire To Acquire A CD/See Again: 5

Total Score: 24/25 - OTMBlog.com


Breached

Next up, I found my university self doing a backflip of glee as Breached took the stage. Remember when Incubus used to rock hard, circa Make Yourself? Hell, just remember the early 2000s and the alt/hard rock scene in general? Breached has bottled that delicious era of “hit you in the heart” rock and brought it back to unleash on audiences. A very fitting pairing with WAXMEN, methinks. Melodic hard rock does it best here to keep up with the power vocals, almost like a duel to sonic death. Tour suggestion: Breached, WAXMEN and Animal Confession. Make it so, men.

Engagement Level: 5
Unique ‘Voice’: 4.5
‘Make You Move’ Factor: 5
Cerebral Captivation: 4.5
Desire To Acquire A CD/See Again: 5

Total Score: 24/25 - OTMBlog.com


Saturday I was happy that Breached were playing again because I missed their first set at the Bovine on the 11th. They always put on a good show and their music is getting better and better. For a band who has only been around about two years, they have accomplished quite a bit. In order for Breached to make it big, the songs need more of commercial mainstream appeal, unless of course they want to stay indie. As usual you can find more photos and videos of Breached and all of the artists here and here. - Fridae TV


Saturday I was happy that Breached were playing again because I missed their first set at the Bovine on the 11th. They always put on a good show and their music is getting better and better. For a band who has only been around about two years, they have accomplished quite a bit. In order for Breached to make it big, the songs need more of commercial mainstream appeal, unless of course they want to stay indie. As usual you can find more photos and videos of Breached and all of the artists here and here. - Fridae TV


Bobby Noakes went in for a guitar and came out with a band.
Noakes, lead vocalist with rock band Breached, grew up in the Erin Mills area with the band's drummer Neil Uppal.
Back in 2010, he saw an ad on Craigslist about a guitar for sale. Turned out the guy selling it was Mike Diesel, the band's guitarist and vocalist. Noakes and Diesel started talking and decided to start a band with bassist Ryan Alexander.
The guys released a five-track EP last August. Check it out at breachedmusic.com.
Uppal, who lives in the City Centre, joined the band in January.
Noakes and Uppal had lost touch over the years. Funnily enough, when they reunited a few years back, neither knew their friend of many years was a musician.
"Growing up, I had no idea Bobby was this amazing singer," said Uppal. "I didn't know he had this great voice."
The band's been busy, reaching the finals in this year's 97.7 HTZ FM Rocksearch.
Right now, the band's goal is to record a full-length album. But they need a little financial help from their fans and supporters.
That's why they've turned to the website pledgemusic.com. Similar in some respects to Kickstarter, the website allows fans to donate money to the band to help pay for the recording costs of a new album.
"Essentially the old (way) of labels backing bands … more or less has gone out the window," said Noakes. "Now, it's up to the band to find funds and keep going.
"I guess it was kind of a hard decision because we didn't really want to ask our fans for money," he continued.
But, after some internal discussion, Breached realized they would donate to a band they were fans of.
The goal is to hit $5,000. The band already has a few donations after a handful of days.
And, it's not like a donation gets you nothing. Depending on how much money you send, you could receive things such as a signed copy of the album or a trip to a Toronto Blue Jays game with some of the guys.
If you pony up $5,000, Noakes has agreed to get the donor's initials tattooed on his backside.
"I did it as a bit of a joke but, at the same time, I did it to show how dedicated I am to this band," he said.
Visit pledgemusic.com/projects/breached for more information. The band has said if it reaches its goal, it will donate 20 per cent the money to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.
The band performs Friday (July 20) and Saturday (July 21) in Barrie as part of the Mady New Music Fest. Mississauga's illScarlett is also on the Saturday bill.
The band also has upcoming shows on July 26 at the El Mocambo in Toronto and on July 27 at Revolutions in Kingston. - Mississauga News


Bobby Noakes went in for a guitar and came out with a band.
Noakes, lead vocalist with rock band Breached, grew up in the Erin Mills area with the band's drummer Neil Uppal.
Back in 2010, he saw an ad on Craigslist about a guitar for sale. Turned out the guy selling it was Mike Diesel, the band's guitarist and vocalist. Noakes and Diesel started talking and decided to start a band with bassist Ryan Alexander.
The guys released a five-track EP last August. Check it out at breachedmusic.com.
Uppal, who lives in the City Centre, joined the band in January.
Noakes and Uppal had lost touch over the years. Funnily enough, when they reunited a few years back, neither knew their friend of many years was a musician.
"Growing up, I had no idea Bobby was this amazing singer," said Uppal. "I didn't know he had this great voice."
The band's been busy, reaching the finals in this year's 97.7 HTZ FM Rocksearch.
Right now, the band's goal is to record a full-length album. But they need a little financial help from their fans and supporters.
That's why they've turned to the website pledgemusic.com. Similar in some respects to Kickstarter, the website allows fans to donate money to the band to help pay for the recording costs of a new album.
"Essentially the old (way) of labels backing bands … more or less has gone out the window," said Noakes. "Now, it's up to the band to find funds and keep going.
"I guess it was kind of a hard decision because we didn't really want to ask our fans for money," he continued.
But, after some internal discussion, Breached realized they would donate to a band they were fans of.
The goal is to hit $5,000. The band already has a few donations after a handful of days.
And, it's not like a donation gets you nothing. Depending on how much money you send, you could receive things such as a signed copy of the album or a trip to a Toronto Blue Jays game with some of the guys.
If you pony up $5,000, Noakes has agreed to get the donor's initials tattooed on his backside.
"I did it as a bit of a joke but, at the same time, I did it to show how dedicated I am to this band," he said.
Visit pledgemusic.com/projects/breached for more information. The band has said if it reaches its goal, it will donate 20 per cent the money to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.
The band performs Friday (July 20) and Saturday (July 21) in Barrie as part of the Mady New Music Fest. Mississauga's illScarlett is also on the Saturday bill.
The band also has upcoming shows on July 26 at the El Mocambo in Toronto and on July 27 at Revolutions in Kingston. - Mississauga News


Discography

Breached Ep - Official release date August 27 2011

Track listing:

1. Let Go 3:03
2. Control 3:32
3. Happy? 3:18
4. Live Again 3:19
5. Time 3:24

Left Behind EP - Official release date October 22 2013

Track Listing:

1. Left Behind 4:04
2. Piece by Piece 2:59
3. All We Need 3:09
4. Brighter Days 3:51
5. Here With Me 2:57

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Bio

Cranked. Heavy. Melodic. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Toronto’s Breached.

The band’s story begins in late 2010 when four men met in an undisclosed hospital delivery room. No one will ever know what transpired that day other than that it inspired something big, something that could only be expressed through music.

Creating an alluring blend of melodious, metal-tinged rock ‘n roll, it didn’t take long for Breached to start winning over fans with their live shows and five-song self-titled EP. The band’s tight harmonies and nail-hitting screams combined with overdriven guitars, intricate tempos and powerful lyrics provide a unique blend that audiences can’t seem to get enough of.

“We feel that there is a lot of music out there that fails at one major thing – triggering emotions,” says vocalist Bobby Noakes. “We want people to connect with our music not only because it has a great sound, but because of the lyrical content and emotion we put into the songs.”

While they toured Canadian and US dates during the spring and summer month of 2013, Breached kept fans satisfied with a second EP ‘Revolution Sessions,’ an acoustic version of their debut EP plus a stripped down cover of Alice In Chains ‘No Excuses’, which was also joined by a series of in-studio music videos for the EP.

Now locked and reloaded, BREACHED released their third EP ‘Left Behind’ on October 22, 2013 with their title track hitting radio across Canada. Their follow up single “Piece by Piece” will be released to radio across Canada in January 2015, with the video being released on January 26, 2015. The video for “Piece by Piece” is an interactive video that allows the viewer to choose the next move throughout the video. Shot and edited by Love and Crossbones, and is the first of it’s kind in Canada.