**Why we should be chosen to open up for rock legends Bon Jovi: This would be our opportunity to break into a very hard medium to attract industry professionals. Playing alongside Bon Jovi we would attract Investors who we would prove to that we are a dedicated band with infinite potential to record a FULL length album and start touring full-time.
We would also put together a promotional plan for this event, contacting the General media (Papers, magazines, Local Tv stations, and Radio). Come to action with a promo plan for the band to gain extra exposure and promote the concert. We would use all this to our advantage to meet in person industry contacts to help further our bands career. The music industry is a business, and we are ready to commit! Thank you for this opportunity! We are your band for the job! Broken Ride
Broken Ride is an unstoppable Canadian Modern-Rock band with driving, passionate, and catchy tunes similar to the likes of Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Bush. They are a combination of everything the everyday music fan loves to hear and will actually back up this statement at their live shows.
Broken Ride just recently played at one of Canada's Premier Music Festivals in Toronto - Canada Music Week, in March 2010. They arrived with one scheduled gig and left with four, not to mention countless other valuable experiences and meetings.
As cheesy as it may sound, Broken Ride got it’s name from promising to continue to drive forward, even when “the ride is broken“. However, in only 3 years and after almost 10 car accidents, towed-away vehicles, unsalvageable lemons, and broken down tour vans, the band has definitely earned the name.
Formed in Calgary at the end of 2006 by vocalist Graham Furber, drummer Darren Falk, guitarist Kyle Heese, and bassist Dylan Roberts, Broken Ride rehearsed in the basement and performed at any show possible, desperately scrounging up funds in order to try and get in the studio. More than two years after countless gigs, relentless empty promises, inexperienced managers, unimpressive recordings and personal life-altering experiences, the band acquired some luck with a suitable second guitarist named Ron Tarrant, having scouted and contacted the band at a national battle of the bands competition.
Shortly after rounding out the handsome 5-piece ensemble, they headed to Winnipeg to record a 3-track demo with Chris Burke-Gaffney (Chantal Kreviazuk, McMaster & James) and Dale Penner (Nickelback, Loverboy), mastered by Grammy Award-winner Adam Ayan. The songs can be streamed directly on the Broken Ride myspace page http://www.myspace.com/brokenride
With this demo Broken Ride has also received radio play on Calgary and area Rock stations, as well as live performances on other Radio stations in Northern Alberta, and recently on City TV.
The band’s sound has been described as “Radio friendly and catchy as well! The singer (Graham Furber) has some chops!” - Graeme Reaper, Astral Media Radio, CJAY92
Broken Ride has taken full advantage of their opportunities in the past year, such as showcasing in Toronto for Canadian Music Week 2010 in March and playing alongside some great acts such as Our Lady Peace, Daughtry, Slash and much more! Broken Ride has also opened up for Thornley, Armchair Cynics, Playing at Calgary's Premier club during Calgary Stampede week for a sold out show (Cowboys in 2009), and being invited to play at Better Than Fred’s (Grande Prairie, AB) Dec 23rd Party, which in the previous year invited bands such as State of Shock.
The band is currently looking for investors to help them record a full length album, as well as agents and managers to help them develop their career further. You can find Broken Ride on you tube and see their upcoming show schedule at http://www.myspace.com/brokenride