The Breakers

The Breakers

 Copenhagen, Capital Region, DNK
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"A Stax-like rhythm section, Stones-y guitars, and some of the most soulful singing I've ever heard, delivering songs both Smokey Robinson and Van Morrison would be proud of." Little Steven Van Zandt

Biography

The Breakers of Copenhagen, Denmark were signed by Little Steven Van Zandt to Wicked Cool Records in 2008. The Breakers harken back to when the Rolling Stones, Small Faces, 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 Stefan Andersen (drums). Toke Nisted’s smoky vocals and seamless harmonies evoke the Rhythm and Blues passion of Steve Marriott, Stevie Winwood, Chris Farlowe and Rod Stewart.

The Breakers recently finished recording their third album, and very first for Wicked Cool, with Little Steven in NYC. Van Zandt produced the album and co-wrote several songs with the band as well. The self-titled album was released on June 6th 2011.

The Breakers have supported Bon Jovi at 8 shows at their European open-air tour during the summer of 2011. The Breakers performed at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park, London in June 2010, closing the second stage just before Paul McCartney played the main stage. The Breakers also traveled to the U.S. for SxSW in March 2009 for two shows hosted by Stevie Van Zandt.

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 garnered excellent reviews and support at college and commercial radio across the United States.

The Breakers have brought their dance party to more than 200 gigs, including many outside of Denmark. Ecstatic, sweaty, and exhausted audiences are left craving more!

Discography

Albums:
The Breakers
(Wicked Cool Records 2011)

Here For A Laugh
(Funzalo Records 2007)

What I Want
(Sony Music Denmark 2004)

Singles:
If You Please (2011)
The Jerry Lee Symptoms (2011)
Riot Act (2010)
Hold mig som en revolver (2007)
Here For A Laugh (2006)
Tried So Hard (2006)
Dance the Go-Go (2006)
Anyway Around (2004)
What I Want (2003)