Not long ago, "Someone" (who chooses to remain anonymous) knocked a very large, red hot coal onto their bare foot while attempting to stoke the fire in our rehearsal space. During the ensuing frantic panic dance, a misplaced wine glass was shattered and, mysteriously, a tannin-soaked distortion pedal went berserk. The aforementioned "Someone" was of the mind that the fire was somehow responsible and that, hence, the glass and the pedal had been "broken by the fire". Somewhere between then and now some recordings were produced and then something magical happened - and a vision that is more than ten years in the making is quickly coming to fruition...
Broken By Fire is an alternative rock quartet whose music is best described as sounding like "Jack White, Smashing Pumpkins, and Badly Drawn Boy sitting around the campfire playing Beatles tunes after a fine surf trip". Their sound has been strongly influenced by 1960's and 70's rock & roll, subtly infused with the rawness and edge of 90's grunge. Arrangements are simple, and melodic hooks are catchy. Undoubtedly, their songs will rekindle the excitement you felt as a child when you finally found the prize at the bottom of the Crackerjacks box.
Michael Monk sings and writes clever songs on guitar and is known to cook up a wicked ginger-soy black cod. Oliver Sea studied jazz drumming at CalArts, worked as a producer in Korea and makes a mean Indonesian sambal. Bassist Jeremy Scott likes to sing while he cooks and his five-layer dip is truly badass. Marijan Raicevic is a lead guitar virtuoso whose hooks are flavoured with a truly unique, Montenegran style.
The band is currently working on the development of their live show, with a calendar full of local gigs and plans for a regional tour in September. The relentless studio fiends are also slowly forging a new record to follow up last year's release of their debut EP.
Band MembersMichael Monk "Chip"
Oliver Sea "Ollie"
Marijan Raicevic "Mac"
Jeremey Scott "Jerr"