Broadway is an American post-hardcore band from Orlando, Florida. Formed in 2007, the band "burst onto the music scene with their catchy hooks and sophisticated song structures" and sell out shows in their local venues. The band joined Uprising Records to release their debut album Kingdoms on July 7, 2009 which features guest appearances by reputable singers Jonny Craig and Craig Owens. The band is also known for their popular cover of The Lonely Island's single "I'm On a Boat". The band released their second studio album Gentlemen's Brawl on June 19, 2012.
Formation and Scratch and Sniff (2007 - 2009)Edit
The band formed in Florida in 2007, with the drummer Jake Garland being the only founding member. The original line up had recently lost their singer and lead guitarist and Misha had parted ways from a local band. In a March 2011 interview with Media Essentials, Misha told them, "The current guitarist at the time found my stuff on MySpace and shot me an email asking if I was looking for a band. I came out to a practice and everything seemed to click." Misha later asked his long-time friend Jack Fowler, who he had been in a couple of projects together before, to join the band. After that, members came and went, but eventually Jack's friend Gabriel from art school, joined as the bassist and Sean joined as the guitarist from a band that the group was all good friends with.
In 2007, Broadway won The University of Central Florida's Battle of the Bands and also released their first EP titled Scratch and Sniff.
On January 1, 2009, Broadway released a cover of The Lonely Island's single "I'm On a Boat" on their MySpace band page. The song has also generated success on YouTube and currently has over 1.22 million views.
Kingdoms (2009 - 2011)Edit
The album Kingdoms features two, high profiled artists of other popular bands in the post-hardcore genre. Jonny Craig formerly of Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa is featured on the track "Don't Jump The Shark Before You Save The Whale". According to Misha, Craig was introduced to the band through an acquaintance at Uprising Records who had asked him to do a guest appearance on the CD. The other featured artist is Craig Owens of Chiodos, who appears on the track "Same Thing We Do Everyday Pinky". Misha met Owens through a mutual friend, who had shared Broadway's album with him after it was recorded. Owens reportedly mentioned that it was too bad the album was finished because he would have done guest vocals on it. Broadway unfinished "Same Thing We Do Everyday Pinky" to feature Owens on the track.
Gentlemen's Brawl (2011 - present)Edit
The band's second studio album, titled Gentlemen's Brawl, was set to be released in March 2011, but has been postponed due to production reasons. Camacho confirmed that the album will be released on May 22, 2012. It was stated that the album would be "much softer" and "more punk and rock than anything." Camacho also stated that the album's first single will be "Vagrant Stories". On May 18, 2011, Jack Fowler left the band.
On May 1, 2012, the single "Vagrant Stories" was made available on iTunes and Amazon On May 9th, 2012, Broadway released information to Alternative Press, stating that the album release date has been postponed yet again from May 22nd to June 19.
- Misha Camacho - lead vocals (2007 - present)
- Sean Connors - rhythm guitar (2009 - present) and lead guitar (2011 - present)
- Gabriel Fernandez - bass guitar (2009 - present)
- Jake Garland - drums (2007 - present)
- Greg Shields - lead vocals (2007)
- Jack Fowler - lead guitar (2008 - 2011)
- Bryan Camara - lead guitar (2007 - 2008)
- Kyle Cogburn - bass guitar (2008 - 2009
- Will Marin - bass guitar (2007 - 2008)
- Nick Trombino - rhythm guitar (2008 - 2009)
- Dave Aguliar - rhythm guitar (2007 - 2008)
- Scratch and Sniff (Self-Released, 2007)