The Breaking Point-Interview

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I was 12 years old moving from GA to TN when I first picked up my sisters guitar. It wasn’t until I was 15 and moved to AZ that I started getting really into local music. It was at that point that I knew I wanted to a musician and form my own band.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
My parents weren’t particularly musical but I always gravitated heavily towards my dad’s old classic rock albums (eagles, zeppelin, hendrix). When I was in middle school I was introduced to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Modest Mouse. None of those bands probably influence me musically, but they led to my wonder and amazement for music. It wasn’t until I discovered Brand New, Lydia, The Early November, and Circa Survive did I start really drawing musical influences.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
As I mentioned earlier I picked up the guitar at age 12. I never actually never had any guitar instructors or vocal teachers, I was all self-taught. Because of it, I’m pretty bad at covers, so I essentially began writing my own songs to right away.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
We play roughly once every other month. Our next show is opening up for Polysenso on May 20th, who will be taking a one off break from their tour with Pvris and Lydia to headline this show. The show will be at Pub Rock, you can follow us on Instagram at TheBreakingPattern for more details!
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
In music history? It has got to be the feud between Brand New and Taking Back Sunday. Two legendary, iconic bands in their prime, squaring off with all their lyrical wit and aggression. That fight sparked a movement and is still the subject of heated debate over a decade later. Hands down one of the most influential moments in recent musical history.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Our favorite is Instagram which is just TheBreakingPattern. But we’re also pretty active on Twitter and Snapchat at TheBreakPattern. Thank you!