BrokenToiz

BrokenToiz

BandR&BPop

A bridge between the old and the new, between the funk and rock, BrokenToiz fuses rhythms and psychedelic sensibility into a neo- pop-soul-rock hybrid that draws diverse audiences. BrokenToiz’s sound brings back the 70’s and 80’s funk while rekindling the fire within you for Sly , EWF and Wonder.

Biography

SELF-DESCRIBED “NEO-SOUL” BAND BRINGS EVERYTHING TO THE TABLE
BrokenToiz infuses multiple genres to create their own sound

Los Angeles, CA, June 20, 2008 – Most bands are usually born out of someone’s desire to play music their way and connect with a fan base. Every musician was influenced or inspired by someone – whether it was a grandmother who encouraged them to play or a legendary performer who touched their soul with a note, lyric or style. When a new band is introduced, the first question is usually, “What kind of music do they play?” In the case of BrokenToiz, a Los Angeles-based group, the answer would be, “D - all of the above.”

This versatile, ten-member group describes themselves as “neo-soul,” and in an effort to paint a larger picture, also includes funk and R&B. However, it doesn’t end there. These artists can also deliver solid hip-hop, jazz and rock. “BrokenToiz is the band I have been waiting to be a part of my whole life,” says founder and drummer, Steve Stephens, who has played with some heavyweights in the industry, including Janet Jackson, George Duke and Cheryl Lynn. “We started this project to bridge the gap between the old and the new, the funk and the rock, because we played them all and enjoyed them all.”
Joining Stephens are Kim Starms (Guitar, vocals), Donn Torres (Bass guitar, vocals), Nyghe Siddiq (Rap, vocals), Yuko Tamura (Keyboards, vocals), Annette Moore (Vocals), David Goldstein (Keyboards), Ed Roth (Keyboards), Richard Taylor (Bass, vocals) and Alex Budman (Saxophone).

BrokenToiz’s self-titled CD was released on June 1st and is available on the iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody websites.

Lyrics

Got to get a message to you

Written By: STEPHENS,SIDDIQ

GOTA GETA MESSAGE TO YOU

THE END IS NEAR IT'S SO LOUD AND CLEAR YOU CANT MISS IT. IF I AINT GOT SEVEN FIGURES I CANT GET SEVEN DIGITS.\
IS THERE A HEART IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT. THIS AINT NO SCRIMAGE IT'S GOING DOWN IN THE GAME OF LIFE TO HELL WITH IMAGE.\
WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT MY FRO OF CORN ROLLS IN MY HAIR. WHEN I PULL OUT MY FOOD STAMPS YOU WANT TO POINT AND STARE.\
I TURN TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR COMFORT AND SUPPORT BUT NOW DAYS THE GOVERNMENT GOT US ALL COMING UP SHORT

GOTA TA GETA MESSAGE THRU TO YOU
GOTA GETA MESSAGE TO YOU X2

EVERYBODY'S YELLIN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE
BUT THEY DON'T KNOW THE BOTTOM LINE
EVERYONE'S SO WORRIED BOUT THEIR OWN DESIRES
BUT IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME
WHEN YOU LOOK FOR THE LOVE
AND YOU FIND IT'S NOT THERE
WHEN YOU HOLD OUT YOUR HAND
BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE

(RAP)
SINCE I CANT HAVE THE WHOLE PIE I'LL TAKE A SLICE OF LIFE. HOW THE BLING GONE LEAD THE BLIND BUT SHOW YOU RIGHT WHEN YOU RIGHT.\
SO MANY LOST LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. I'M DOING MY BEST JUMPING HURTLES TRYING TO AVOID COURT CASES.\
NO MORE TIME WAISTING SITTING ON MY HANDS LOOKING FOR HAND OUTS. EVER SINCE BIG GRUBB DIED I CHOSE THE GROWN MAN ROUTE.\
NOW I'M A TREAND SETTER WAY BETTER THAN LAST YEAR. LET ME BE YOU GUIDING LIGHT INTHIS NEW ATMOSPHERE.

EVERYBODY'S BREATHIN BUT IT AIN'T THE SAME
THERE'S CHANGES IN OUR ATMOSPHERE
SCIENCE TALKIN GREEN HOUSE YES EFFECTS AND ALL
IS IT GETTING HOT IN HERE
WHEN YOU CAN'T SEE THE VIEW
BUT YOU KNOW IT WAS THERE
WHEN THE SMOG GETS YOU DOWN
CUZ IT'S UP IN THE AIR

(CHORUS)

(RAP)
WHEN YOU THINK IT'S ALL BAD IT'S ALL FOR THE GOOD BUT COMMON SENSE AINT ALWAYS COMMON SO THATS MISUNDERSTOOD.\
I'M ON A GREATER MISSION CASTING MY LINE IN THEM WATERS FOR FISHING TRYING TO CATCH THE EARS OF THOSE WHO LISTENING.\
IN THE MEAN AND BETWEEN TIME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT YOU GOT PLANNED DOWN THE LINE.\
SO MANY HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH SHORT AND LONG TERM GOALS. LOOKING AT WEIGHTS WISHING YOU WAS SWOLL. \
YOU CANT GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING PEOPLE YOU GOT TO GIVE. AND YOU DONE HEARD IT BEFOR LIVE AND LET LIVE.\
NOBODY'S PROMISED TOMORROW LET ALONE THE NEXT MINUTE. IT DONT MATTER WHAT I DO I PUT MY HEART IN IT.\
WONT CATCH ME HALF STEPPING SET TRIPPING POINTING MY WEAPON. I CLOSE MY EYES FOR BETTER SIGHT GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION.\
SELF PRESERVATION BY ALL MEANS DONT GET ME WRONG BUT IN THESE LAST DAYS LETS HELP THE WEAK TO BE STRONG (MESSAGE)

[I GOT A MESSAGE I GOT A MESSAGE I GOT A THING FOR YOU]

EVERYBODY SAYIN THAT WE'RE DOING WELL
BUT THAT DON'T SEEM TO RING TOO TRUE
WE GOT TO SEE SOME CHANGES IN THE WAY WE PLAN
BUT IT'S REALLY UP TO ME AND YOU
BOUT THE GANGS ON THE STREETS
AND THE HOMELESS ON THEIR FEET
BOUT THE DRUGS EVERYWHERE
THE DEALERS DON'T CARE

(BREAK)

(CHORUS) X 2

Discography

BrokenToiz CD on Itunes,Rhapsody,Napster,emusic,etc.
We have the song "Got to get a message to you" being played. Internet radio is picking up 4 tunes and all are doing very well to the point of being in the top 10 on all stations and we have 50 more stations pending in the next few weeks.

Set List

A little more love,
Carrienne,
Gota geta message to ya,
Don't pass on love,
Smile,
I'm gonna take my love,
How can U go away,
I've got something for U,
Get a life boy,
Don't give up on love
Somebody said

We do 1 hour sets and maybe one or two covers