Your Mind Will Go Round In Circles!
The Breed are the ultimate party band. Driven by a love for the music, a desire for perfection and just plain fun. They play a unique blend of classic pop and rock. The Breed has undergone a number of line up changes since it was first founded, but their direction and energy has remained a constant.
The Breed – Mark 4
The current line up of the Breed features Wayne Crisp (Guitar), Dan Graver (Bass) and Kenny White (Drums).
Wayne is the founding member and leader of The Breed. He has played guitar all his life and loves the whole mid 60s pop culture. He has an LP collection that would require a semi-trailer to move (almost!). His energy on stage, and rhythm-lead playing style, enables him to carry off a full sound. As the lead singer, his vocal style is in keeping with the 60s influences, but carries a modern flavour equally as well.
Dan is a multi-talented musician, playing both drums and guitar in addition to bass. He brings a new sense of fun and adventure to The Breed. His solid bass lines and strong vocal harmonies fit well with the rest of the band. In his spare time he collects vintage guitars.
Kenny is originally from the UK where he played drums with prog rock band Clear Blue Sky. He is a drummer’s drummer, and has brought a true authenticity to the beat of the Breed. His solid backbeat has lifted their sound to the next level. Since immigrating to Tasmania, in 2006 he has has helped his wife and partner Kim build the Richmond Valley Riding School (which, incidentally, was never purpose built, it just evolved!) to a unique equine experience.
Here’s a picture of the current line up of the Breed taken at the shooting of their promotional video for the song “We’re Through” .
and here’s the video….
The Breed – Mark 3
The third line up of the Breed featured Wayne Crisp (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Steve Bowden (Drums/Vocals) and Dan Graver (Bass/Vocals)
The Breed continued to build on the momentum of the previous line up and performed at various venues around the state, until Steve decided he no longer wished to continue playing with Breed and left to pursue projects of his own.
The Breed – Mark 2
The second line up of the Breed featured Wayne Crisp (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Steve “B&Massa” Jay (Bass/Vocals) and Steve Bowden (Drums/Vocals). They appeared at various venues around Tasmania, even venturing to Melbourne and performing at the gothic venue “Monsalvat”.
In 2006 the Breed released their debut CD titled “REGENERATION” which received positive feedback from both the UK and the US. They were also one of the featured bands at Hobart’s “Taste of Tasmania” summer festival in 2007.
This line up played until 2009, when Steve Jay moved to Melbourne. Steve Jay will always be a part of The Breed and will be remembered for being a punk Peter Pan, who refuses to grow up. He was never one to keep still on stage, and was always coming up with unique ideas to compliment the Breed’s stage show – the exploding Bass Amp and the Confetti Cannon are just two that come to mind.
The following video captures the Breed at the Taste of Tasmania performing the song “Silence”.
With their love of the 60s, the Breed always do a few classic 60s covers. The following is their version of the Who’s “The Kids Are Alright” recorded live at ABC Hobart’s Studio 701 in 2007.
The Breed – Mark 1
The original line up of the Breed featured Wayne Crisp (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Steve “B&Massa” Jay (Bass/Vocals) and John Holmes (Drums). This line up played mainly in and around Hobart until 1996. They appeared regularly at venues such as the Wheatsheaf Hotel and the Goulburn Arms Hotel. They were also the featured band at the Music & Memorabilia Expo ’94 at the Hobart Sheraton Hotel.
The video below captures the original line up of the Breed performing “I Can’t Talk To You” at the Goulburn Arms Hotel on 9th July 1995
The following is an unreleased recording of the 60s Punk Classic “Ain’t No Miracle Worker” made by the original Breed line up in 1995.