About broken down palace
Collingwood Park, Australia
Broken Down Palace aka “BDP” was founded in April 2006 by the original members Krissy D and Captain Nicko. The original collaboration was to form a covers band but after a number of false starts and struggling to find the right combination,
it was decided they would go it alone…this almost bought “BDP” to an end before it even started.
What was needed was a “leap of faith” ….. performing cover songs by other artists just wasn’t going to cut it, and it was decided that Krissy and Nicko would try to write original music, as everything they listened to somehow just didn’t convey the passion and the message they wanted to send.
However… the reality was BDP was comprised of a totally raw singer who had never written music before combined with a very jaded R & B singer / guitarist who hadn’t performed live for years.
And now they wanted to suddenly write originals?....In most people’s books, this would have been a recipe for disaster and it was thought by many to be a doomed venture from the start, however…They just wouldn’t give up!
Krissy’s untainted raw emotive lyrics suddenly started pouring out, however they needed a totally new approach to music, and the arduous journey of trying to find that “new” sound that incorporated Krissy’s passionate lyrics and issues had to be able to cover multiple influences from emo, punk, goth, power rock, metal and classic blues themes.
It became a two year journey with Krissy and the Captain looking for the music that would somehow meld Krissy’s passionate lyrics all together, whilst throwing out the conventional “song writing formula”…..
After much blood (Nicko’s fingers)…sweat and tears (mostly Krissy’s) the songs started to emerge….
And yet…something was missing!....The sound was raw and powerful, yet it needed an edge!
The essential piece of the puzzle… Krissy’s chance meeting on my-space in 2007 with a quiet, yet powerful guitarist named Sean Weissensee bought the essential ingredient they needed. Sean an accomplished well-seasoned guitarist in his own right, with his own impressive repartee bought to Broken Down Palace the musical genius and finesse of pure melodic metal guitar with classical undertones.
With the speed and brilliance only matched by the likes of Stevie Vai and “Satch”….Sean was then asked to join BDP in October 2007 …. Sean, also a writer in his own right opened up a new dimension of intricate melodies and power riffs that accentuated the music to an ethereal level ….Three unique musicians and songwriters had now become Broken Down Palace.