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"CD Release Show....."

My weekend in Detroit was a good one - Friday did the normal hosting Karaoke in Wyandotte, Michigan - the place was packed all night, I think the bar made more than it has in quite a long time. It was a good night for me!
Saturday went out to the CD release party for Broken Day Machine at Simon’s in Allen Park. This was a great venue for the bands, and they all put on a great show!
The first band to go on was Blackmail - a great rock/funk group that made me think of Living Colour a lot. They had some issues with the sound, but that was due to the main sound guy at Simon’s being on vacation. Other than that, they were crazy great!
The next band is the female fronted band, The Pilz. They started the show with 2 acoustic tunes which was a good introduction - but the rest of the show (with Kevin Kennedy from BDM fillin’ in on drums) rocked the place! Danni has tons of energy and is all over the stage! They even did a few covers too, a good rendition of ‘Horse and a Cherry Tree’! Their originals are great too - Nicotine was one song that stood out, and got the crowd moving!
Finally was the band we all came to see - Broken Day Machine! They played a full hour and 1/2, and played all the songs off their new CD, plus a good sampling of new tunes too! They sound as good live as they do on CD too! One notable song from the show was an incredible duet version of ‘Buried Alive’ where Danni from The Pilz came on stage - that version should be recorded soon as a “b-side”, it was incredible!
All in all, it was a great night, and I encourage you to check out these bands the next time they’re playing live! Pick up BDM’s new CD, ‘Tomorrow Ends Today’ too - it’s on iTunes and available from them directly!!

Les Zaldor - Les Zaldor


"Band mixes it up for modern sound.."

Having been together little more than a year, Broken Day Machine isn’t wasting any time putting its sound in the spotlight.
The local foursome’s second release, “A Place Beyond the Sun,” will be available Tuesday on iTunes and at local venues.

The band members are singer and guitarist William May, 24, of Romulus; drummer Kevin Kennedy, 31, of Riverview; bassist Steve Nelson, 32, of Dearborn; and guitarist Scott Longton, 33, of Taylor.

The six-track EP will feature the band’s rock ballad “At the Wheel,” along with five other tunes that members say are getting great reviews at live performances.

“We picked the ones that were polished the most, sounded best and would represent us the best,” Longton said.

“We just had a full album release last year and wanted some fresh material out there.”

Band members count Staind, Our Lady Peace, Rush and Alterbridge among their influences.

Longton says the band’s modern rock sound is a mix of different genres.

“We don’t really classify ourselves in a certain way because we write what we feel at the time,” he said. “It might be a little heavier or a little softer sound depending.”
The new release even has one song with a little country flavor, he added.
The band’s debut album, “Tomorrow Ends Today,” was composed, recorded and released in 2008 — all within its first year of existence.
During that time, the group began booking shows, earned some radio airplay and gained a devoted group of fans known as “Machine Heads.”
Locally, they have played at Simon’s in Allen Park, the Modern Exchange in Southgate and the Bullfrog in Ferndale.

Broken Day Machine was born from the ashes of three separate bands.
Longton and Nelson left their former band, Edge of Eden, due to creative differences and began auditioning local musicians for a new group.

The first to audition and join was Kennedy, an experienced drummer and former member of pop-punk group D-Town Gents.
Still needing a voice, the band remained incomplete at the end of 2007.
After Longton read an advertisement on craigslist, singer/songwriter May, formerly of the band Blissfield, came on board.
The four musicians blended to create an atmosphere of positive energy and passion for music, according to Longton.
Within two months, the band was gearing up to play its first show and had already written most of what would become its debut album.

“Things have moved pretty fast,” Longton said. “We’re lucky that everyone has blended together really well.
“We’re four guys who love playing music and try to write the best stuff possible.”

Broken Day Machine will host an EP release party at 9 p.m. next Friday at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac.
It also will perform Aug. 21 at Simon’s, 4936 Allen Road. - Andrea Blum of The News Herald


"Broken Day Machine: Big Hooks and Big Guitars"

Big hooks and big guitars are the hallmark of the Broken Day Machine sound. With the muscular rhythm section of drummer Kevin Kennedy and bassist Steve Nelson confidently chugging along behind him, vocalist William May barks and brays his rugged vocals in hefty, husky tones.

On A Place Beyond The Sun, their most recent effort, Broken Day Machine takes a heavy 90s Rock blueprint as their foundation and builds up from there to forge something heavy as lead but rife with solid hooks. Lead guitarist Scott Longton keeps it simple, holding back the flash in favor of a layered simplicity. The result is a thick wall of guitars that serves the songs well.

Four of the tunes on the disc are heavy rockers that would probably blow the doors off any club in live performance. And while "Home" the final track on the EP is a clichéd, throwaway ballad, “At The Wheel” defies all expectations, rising above its meager intro to evolve quickly into a much better-than-average power ballad on the strength of a surprisingly catchy chorus.

For More Information visit:

www.myspace.com/brokendaymachine.com - Ric Hickey @ Unsigned the Magazine


"Broken Day Machine named one of the top 100 bands of 2009 by Unsigned Magazine.."

Unsigned Magazine names Broken Day Machine one of the top 100 unsigned bands of 2009! Go to www.unsignedthemagazine.com for more details! - Unsigned Magazine


"EP Review from Detroit Rock Review"

Local Michigan Made Music Makers, Broken Day Machine, may have only been together for little over a year now, however, that hasn't stopped the venerable foursome out of Riverview, MI from dropping their sophomore effort, an EP called "A Place Beyond The Sun", much to the delight of their fans, affectionately referred to as "machine heads". An eclectic release of modern alternative rock & roll, available by digital download via iTunes, Broken Day Machine has delivered a gem of a Disc that is full of mesmerizing hooks while featuring lyrics that will have you on the edge of your seat. Opening up the disc, the epic, feel-good love song, One Last Night, will literaly have you rolling down the windows while cranking the volume to 10! The Gin Blossom-ish Go, which just may be our fav, supplies the ultimate hook, laced with crisp riffs which just dares you not to be singing along by the second chorus! At The Wheel brings that intoxicating late night drive home to life, filling your thoughts of your own "one to many" excursions that are the epitome of a DD. Finishing out the disc is the alt-country tinged ballad, Home, featuring Kevin Sharpe on the keys. Reflecting on childhood memories it will have you thinking of your own upbringing,sending shivers down your spine with some of the most inspirational vocals we've heard. Dr2 just can't seem to get these trax off our player; infectious hooks are everywhere, leaving their mark in your head for hours on end, long after the last song has ended, prompting you to "just push play" one more time! The quality of this disc not only lies in the obliviously talented musicianship of William May (vocals, guitar), Scott Longton (guitars), Kevin Kennedy (percussion), and Steve Nelson (bass), but of the whole package being delivered through an extremely rich vocal, featuring songs that have been written with relevant meaning and the desire to make their own dreams come true. One of the best local disc's this year, this just may be the breakthrough Broken Day Machine has been waiting for as we would not be surprised to hear a number of these songs on the airwaves today! This one gets a big thumbs up from Dr2, a definite staple of any music lovers collection, get yours today at iTunes or Amazon (for samples just click on the track title above). Broken Day Machine will be throwing their own EP Release Party July 10th at Riverview's Rack & Roll Bar, be sure to stop in and get your groove on! To find out more about Broken Day Machine or to find your chance to catch one of their shows, just hop inside the Dr2 Links or just head on over to the Dr2 MySpace page where you'll find the guys listed in our "Top Friends". DetroitRockReview.com - The Only Place For Local Music News & Reviews! - Detroit Rock Review


"Interview......."

Go to www.myspace.com/irdetroit to hear our interview!! - Insomnia Radio Detroit


Discography

Broken Day Machine wrote 10 songs for their debut CD that was released on August 8th 2008! Two tracks from that CD are on this site!! The CD is called Tomorrow Ends Today! The Track list is as follows..

1. I'm Fine
2. Things I've Said
3. Buried Alive
4. The Message
5. Carry On
6. Before You Go
7. Heart Shaped Bullet
8. The Perfect Lie
9. Close Enough
10. White Lights

Our first single from Tomorrow Ends Today is the song Carry On!! Carry On and Close Enough is currently being played in rotation on 101.1 WRIF Detroit!! Our song The Perfect Lie is being played on 89X Radio!

Our new EP called A Place Beyond the Sun was released June 23 2009. The track list is as follows...

1. One Last Night
2. Go
3. At The Wheel
4. King of Stone
5. Alcohol
6. Home

Our first single At The Wheel is being played on 101.1 WRIF Detroit and 89X Radio Windsor!

For more info contact Scott Longton at 313-399-9735

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Broken Day Machine was born from the ashes of three separate bands, none of which ever had crossed paths. Broken day Machine was formed in early January of 2008 with William May (Vocals and Guitars), Scott Longton (Guitars), Steve Nelson (Bass) and Kevin Kennedy (Drums). Within two months the band was gearing to play its first show; they had already written most of what would become their debut album. Since then Broken Day Machine has become a band held together by talent, seasoned wisdom, and a sense of brotherhood that cannot be shaken.

In August of 2008 Broken Day Machine released it's debut album "Tomorrow Ends Today"(2008) on i-Tunes.

Broken Day Machine has already performed with some great National Acts and has also been a part of a few music festivals as well! In March of 2009 Broken Day Machine was asked to perform in studio for 101.1 WRIF Radio in Detroit.

On June 23 2009 Broken Day Machine released it's new EP A Place Beyond the Sun on i-Tunes.