Broken Day Machine has long been a four piece with a constantly evolving sound. The group originally formed in early 2008 releasing their debut album “Tomorrow Ends Today” which featured “Carry On” and the rocker “Close Enough”. Ever moving forward and not even a year after their debut release, the band released their second record. “A Place Beyond the Sun” was a six track EP that profiled a highly polished sound and featured the songs, “At The Wheel”, “Alcohol”, and their country ballad “Home”.
Things could not have looked better from the outside, but tensions were slowly tearing the once solid unit apart at the seams. In Febuary of 2010 the original line up of William May, Scott Longton, Steve Nelson and Kevin Kennedy would play their final show at the Hayloft in Mt Clemens. Shortly there after Kennedy would leave the band to adhere to work and family constraints. After several failed auditions the band deciced to focus on recording their third album. Will and Scott were the only ones in the studio for most of the time until they borrowed the drummer of the Detroit based rock/funk group BlackMail, Doug Austin. This would turn out to be a much more long term situation when Doug officially joined the band in late 2010.
Steve Nelson would eventually leave the band after only recording two tracks on the new record due to time constraints and creative differences. However it didn’t take long to get the bassist from Daniel’s $2 Highway on loan. Sam Coleman, also a long time friend of Will’s stepped in to to fill the void of the recently departed Steve Nelson and though still labeled as a temporary stay he’s become the glue that was needed to mend the broken pieces.
Now with their new album “Morning of Surrender” and first single “Freak Show” coming out in July the band has a lot to look forward to. The latest addition, Becca Peters on Piano and Vocals was added to the line up in May 2011 making Broken Day Machine a 5 piece band. Though this album took over a year to write and record, the new line up is busy writing their concept album “Cross Roads” which will take their sound to a whole new level. Needless to say, the Machine is far from Broken, and their journey has just began.