Broken Bottle Band is a high energy jam band with sounds of funk, reggae, pop, and rock all mixed together.
Band Name: Broken Bottle Band
Where is your band from?
Everyone is from the Greater Seattle Area except for Craig who is from Puyallup/Tacoma.
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Who is in the band and what role does each person have?
Craig Jewell - Acoustic/Lead Vocals
Brad Dijulio - Guitar
Nick Heilbrunn - Drums
Tyler Carr - Keyboard
Will Carlisle - Saxophone
Adam Williams - Lead Guitar
Sean Lynch - Bass
What brought the band together and when?
Brad, Nick, Tyler, and Adam all went to school together at Seattle Prep. After years of playing together and cycling through different bass players and vocalists the band is now locked in and rocking out.
What genre, of music do you classify your band as?
We are a high energy jam band with sounds of funk, reggae, pop, and rock all mixed together.
What inspires your music?
All of us come from musical backgrounds and we have definitely been inspired by them. Craig's dad is a Frank Sinatra impersonator and we have actually played many shows with Brad's dad's band One Eyed Jack. Our fans also inspire us to keep on playing and to play to our best ability.
Who or what influences your band's sound?
The core band has always mentioned that they have always been influenced by bands like the Black Crows, The Grateful Dead, A String Cheese Incident, and Dave Matthews Band. Craig was raised on The Beach Boys, Michael Jackson, and Frank Sinatra. The mix that these influences create is truly unique and provides a really fun musical experi-ence.
Where have you toured?
We have yet to tour anywhere. However, we have played basically everywhere up and down the I-5 corridor in Washington State.
How many albums have you released?
We are currently in the process of recording this Summer.
Where do you see your band going in the future?
We see the sky as the limit for us. Next Summer expect to see us at all of the musical festivals around the state and anticipate an album in the near future. We would love to travel around and would love nothing more than to play music for the rest of our lives.
What are the highs and lows in your band's history?
Well, Brad quit the band for one night. That sucked, but we all hugged it out and it’s been a fairytale ever since.
You're stuck on a deserted island and forced to listen to one album for eternity. What album would you pick?
Jock Jams: Ya'll ready for this?
Your favorite piece of musical gear:
Any amplifier that goes to 11. They are really hard to find.
If your band was a drink, what would it be and why?
A "Buffalo Bomb." Craig's old roommate is the bartender at the Wild Buffalo and was the creator of it. It is ridiculously strong and cheap and it allows our fans to think we are a lot better than we actually are.