Featuring Marcus Taylor (guitars, bass) and Ben Bell (vocals, keys), Broken Parachute channels a kaleidoscope of classic, progressive and blues-rock influences into a modern, contemporary sound. Anchored by compelling lyrics and embellished with dynamic solos and musical interplay, Broken Parachute use their rich musical influences to deliver track after track of pulsing hook-inflected rock. Featuring Matt Snowden on drums, their debut album ↓↓Down is the New Up↑↑ offers hints of classic rock acts such as Rush, Santana, Deep Purple, while cutting an identity that is all Broken Parachute.
Broken Parachute are:
Marcus Taylor - guitars, bass
Ben Bell - vocals, keys
Matt Snowden - drums
Broken Parachute would like to thank Gene Rankin for inadvertently getting the project started by kindly sharing his lyrics, which grace four of the tracks. Candy's inspiring artwork made producing the CD packaging and website a joy, and Matt Snowden was fabulously professional in providing drums for the project.
Marcus is eternally grateful to his father for introducing him to jazz, blues and Santana; and to Susanne, Sydney and Teivo who all suffered through various versions of songs to which they always provided positive feedback. Ben's contributions to the album would have never seen the light of day without Emily's unobtrusive but seemingly unlimited tea provision, all without once saying, “Must you keep making that noise at this hour?”
All lyrics and music written by Marcus Taylor; except for Nine Miles to Babylon, Snake, Can Man and Supernova - music by Marcus Taylor, lyrics by Gene Rankin.