Mr. Breakdown throws dance parties. The band plays a unique style of funk, reggae, and soul steeped in the grooves of James Brown, Tower of Power, Bob Marley and Fela Kuti. Their tight pocket sets the mood, while catchy vocals and inventive horn arrangements give the songs their distinctive pop sound.
Based in Nyack, NY, the main songwriters and rhythm section have been creating music together for over 10 years. They are Mike Kemmlein (Guitar/lead vocals), Joe “Mamma” Carpentieri (Drums, vocals) and Dave Reiss (Bass, vocals). After years of playing funk in many incarnations, they honed their sound and formed Mr. Breakdown in 2008. The band has built a reputation for throwing intense, joyous shows in the Hudson Valley, NYC, and the greater Northeast. With their 1st full length album, Shake Daddy Jupiter, due out April 20, 2012, Mr. Breakdown plans to spread their music throughout the world.
Listen to Mr. Breakdown’s single “Take Your Shirt Off” HERE!
Pre-order physical copies of the CD HERE. The album will also be available on iTunes starting April 20th.