Clown BreakDown

Clown BreakDown

 Tonbridge, England, GBR


Clown BreakDown
“Dirty rock, with a twist of lemon and melody”

Clown BreakDown consists of Ally Hamilton (guitar and vocals)
Ben Crowhurst (bass), Jack Kinnear (Drums).

The band got together in the autumn of 2010. Ally and Ben have known each other from as early as playgroup and have managed to stay friends long enough(!) to join forces and play together in their former band Epiphany as well as many other live sets. Jack and Ally are best friends from secondary school and consequently all the boys have spent their formative years together.

After Epiphany grew apart, Ally and Ben wanted to start again with a punchy new sound that hit you and that was difficult to ignore. Jack being an up and coming enthusiastic drummer was recruited for this new project. The dramatic and edgy sound was an important starting point for the feel of the new band known as Clown Breakdown and this is reflected in the general vibe of the band. The new recently recorded E.P is a deeper darker reflection on the state of modern day society.

As with most successful sounds the boys have a variety of influences from Ally’s Blues and Old school Rock to Ben’s love of punk bands such as The Jam and The Buzzcocks and Jacks love of all rock! All styles of music are appreciated basically, from Funk to Reggae, Ska, and Metal!!

The band have spent solid time together recently rehearsing and writing and early demo’s were laid down in mid December. Their growing fan base has been quoted as saying their sound is…… ‘reminiscent of early Clash with an influence such as Foo Fighters.’