The Daybreaks have been named "Nashville's next super-group" by local, independent radio station Lightning 100. Fronted by prolific singer/songwriters Kaleb Jones, Heather Bond and producer and multi-instrumentalist Bobby Holland. The band's first show was at Louisville's Headliner's Music Hall to a crowd of 700 opening for Jukebox The Ghost. The band followed up their exposure by diving into a Texas/SXSW tour playing 7 shows in 4 days, 5 of those in 2 days during SXSW 2016 building great momentum in Texas and the Austin market. Their highlight performance at SXSW was at the New Americana Showcase performing alongside Ron Pope, Future Thieves, Blank Range, Band of Heathens, K Phillips, The Roomsounds, Blue Healer, Elise Davis, Blackfoot Gypsies, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes and more.
Upon their return to Nashville, Lightning 100 made them Artist of the Week featuring the band's single "The Machine" for a whole week on air and showcasing them at Soulshine Pizza to a packed house in April. Shortly after they played Project615's Nash Spring Bash Festival benefiting Blood:Water and they followed up that play at Nashville's The Basement and the famous Blue Bird Cafe in May. Lightning 100 once again featured them as their headlining artist for their Thunderground series at The Basement East in June. The band will be performing more festivals this Summer including the main stage at Musicians Corner at Centennial Park in Nashville in August and the Kids Fest with Mr. Steve at Live On The Green in Nashville in September as they prepare for an album release in the Fall with a tour to follow through the Winter.
Various publications have joined in the praises including Lockeland Springsteen who premiered the debut single "The Machine", No Country For New Nashville who premiered "Cruel Summer", Lightning 100 who premiered "The Machine" music video, Musicians Corner who premiered the second single "Stranger" and The Deli Magazine who premiered the "Cruel Summer" music video among others. The band has covered a lot of ground, turned a lot of heads and garnered a faithful following this early in their career and there is still a lot more to be heard from them--their days have just begun.
When songwriters Kaleb Jones and Heather Bond began writing music together in early 2015, their goal was not to start a band, but to write songs for use in TV and film. When Bobby Holland heard their early demos and suggested he produce a record for them; Bond and Jones jumped at the opportunity. Holland had previously worked with Jones, producing and mixing his solo concept album, "Open Ocean" (2014), and the two often discussed collaborating on a new project. During the course of recording, Holland began playing and singing background vocals on the project; only then did they seriously consider starting a band. The timing was perfect, and the three decided to form The Daybreaks in December 2015.
Bond, Holland, and Jones are all music industry veterans. Both Jones and Bond have successful solo careers; Bond with her eloquent debut album "So Long" (2015) produced by GRAMMY award winner Matthew Odmark, her vivid "Walk Alone" EP, and various international advertising placements, and Jones as the frontman of Lorien, The Young International, and INTL, along with "Open Ocean," and success on NBC's hit series 'The Sing Off." Holland's mixing and producer credits run the gamut from Meghan Linsey, to Sam and Ruby, to Reece Mastin, to Milktooth, as well as INTL's 'Mystery,' and he is a respected multi-instrumentalist.
With The Daybreaks, Holland's varied sensibility of sound, plus Bond's piano prowess, paired with Jones' bold guitar playing, is at once immediately welcoming and uncharted territory. The blend of Bond's and Jones' voices is beautiful; Jones' vocal power is skillfully matched by Bond's celestial sound, with the combination intensified by Holland's production. The Daybreaks have written electrifying lyrics that intrigue the listener and beg for repeat spins. Lightning 100, Nashville's independent radio, quickly dubbed the band a "Nashville super-group."
The songs are theatrical and haunting, but never melodramatic, with substantive verses that keep the listener firmly on solid ground. The Daybreaks eponymous album is pure cinematic pop.
Contact/MGMT/Booking: Jose Arredondo
Licensing: ModernWorks / WhizBang
Press & Publicity: Think Press
Genre: Cinematic Pop
Location: Nashville, TN
Markets: Midwest / Nashville / Louisville / Austin / NYC
- Opened for Jukebox The Ghost on tour Spring 2016
- Played 5 showcases in 2 days at SXSW 2016
- Lightning 100 Artist of the Week twice (April '16, Oct '16)
- Performed at New Faces Nites (The Basement), Lightning 100's Thunderground (The Basement East), BMI & Alt 98.3 East Side Sounds (The Basement East), The Eldon Thacker Show (City Winery), No Country For New Nashville Showcase (ACME Feed & Seed), Musicians Corner at The Bluebird Cafe
- Shared the stage with Ron Pope, Jukebox The Ghost, Future Thieves, Blank Range, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Smooth Hound Smith, CAPPA, Apollo LTD, Erin Rae, Sad Baxter, Myzica, Chaos Emerald, The Hip Abduction, The Lister Brothers, The Sisterhood, Sarah Simmons, John McLaughlin, Lera Lynn, Diamond Carter
- Performed at The Basement, The Basement East, The Blue Bird Cafe, Nash Spring Bash (April '16), Musicians Corner (Aug '16), Live On The Green (Sept '16) in Nashville
- Press features by Lightning 100, Musicians Corner, No Country For New Nashville, The Deli Magazine, Lockeland Springsteen, Q108 Clarksville
- Selected as 1 of 6 artists nationwide to compete on Southwest Airlines' Artists On The Rise Destination: Red Rocks for a chance to play the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater opening for The Fray.
- 2/26/16: "The Machine" single premiere and SXSW Party promo by Lockeland Springsteen
- 2/26/16: "The Machine" single premiere praise by The Autumn Roses
- 3/14/16: "Cruel Summer" session video premiere by No Country For New Nashville
- 4/3/16: Lightning 100 The 615 Episode 197 feat. "The Machine" First Listen
- 4/4-4/8/16: Lightning 100 Artist of the Week
- 4/8/16: "The Machine" music video premiere by Lightning 100
- 4/8/16: "The Machine" music video premiere praise and Lightning 100 Artist of the Week show promo by No Country For New Nashville
- 4/11/16: "The Machine" music video premiere praise by The Autumn Roses
- 5/6/16: "Stranger" single premiere by Musicians Corner
- 6/21/16: "Cruel Summer" music video premiere by The Deli Magazine
- 10/7/16: "Panic" single premiere by Lightning 100
- 2/13/17: "The Machine (Baltre Remix)" single & Boomerang video premiere by Q108
- 2/21/17: NCFNN Nights at ACME Feed & Seed show promo by No Country For New Nashville
- 3/22/17: NCFNN ACME Feed & Seed show review
- 5/22/17: Billboard announces Destination: Red Rocks by Southwest Airlines feat. The Daybreaks
Debut EP, Find Me at the End of the World, out June 30, 2017