started a few years ago when it was backing up a female vocalist and decided to become a group. Steve, the leader was already playing and recording with different artists when he came to the conclusion that there’s nothing better than actually doing your own music!
In the past Steve had worked with Kim Starms playing around town and he became the first to join what is now BT. BrokenToiz went through several renditions for the next couple years until it settled down with Tom Kolb who Steve had played with in a great band called the Gurus and Bob Fazio who he had worked with doing corporate and weddings around Los Angeles. It was luck that we found our keyboardist through him seeing us at one of the first gigs we played at the rock club Paladino’s. The band started writing material and did a video where someone saw it and immediately signed the band to the boutique label GVR Records.
We brought in a great horn section called the Brotherhood horns with Ken Tussing, Daniel Heffernan and Stan Martin which definitely took it up a notch.
When you hear BrokenToiz you hear rock, jazz, hip hop, r&b, following the path of the Beatles ,Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind and Fire. In 2015 BrokenToiz were lucky enough to be nominated for three Grammys in the r&b categories on their first outing and were up against the likes of Beyonce, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Childish Gambino,etc. Keep your eye on BrokenToiz because there’s more coming…