St. Paul & The Broken Bones
A tight ensemble with electrifying soul sound, Alabama’s St. Paul & the Broken Bones deliver captivating live performances with impassioned vocals, which has garnered an avid following. Founded in Birmingham in 2011, St. Paul & the Broken Bones consists of Paul Janeway (vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone).
The band made their recording debut in 2014 with Half the City, an album that introduced an ideal recording as a counterpart to their frenetic shows – including the platinum hit “Call Me.” The group has continued to expand their sound with every record, branching out well beyond old-school soul into sleek summertime funk, with a few glimmers of straight-up disco on albums such as 2018’s Young Sick Camellia. In 2022, their fine arts-inspired album The Alien Coast incorporated synths, psychedelia, samples, to create an “inventive, exciting, and compelling album that deserves and rewards multiple listens.” – PopMatters.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones have shared stages with The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, The Black Pumas and played renowned festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and more. With critical acclaim abounding, they caught the ear of Sir Elton John, and gave a riveting performance at his Oscar party. The band is a sonic powerhouse, delivering a genre-bending convergence of rock & roll, soul, R&B, psychedelia and funk.
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Mix Synths, Samples Into Fourth Album, ‘The Alien Coast’
[Billboard] By Taylor Mims Band also dropped their psychedelic single, “The Last Dance,” on Tuesday (Oct. 5). St. Paul & The Broken Bones are back with their fourth studio album, The Alien Coast, which stretches their sound with new sonic elements and marks the band’s first time recording in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. According to the band, recording locally […]
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Sign With ATO Records (EXCLUSIVE)
Photo credit Bobbi Rich [Variety] By Jonathan Cohen The band St. Paul & The Broken Bones has signed with ATO Records after two albums with Barry Weiss’ Sony-distributed RECORDS imprint. The eclectic Alabama-based group’s next full-length will be released in 2022; a short snippet of new music can be sampled here. “The band has been indirectly circling our […]