Broad Way Sleep is an award-winning group based in Toronto, Canada. Their music is a carousel of soulful pop gems, hip-hop anthems and alternative rock, layered with boulevard poetics. The group has earned critical acclaim from press and music blogs alike.
Brand New Muse (Single) - May 29, 2012
Little Jimmy's Shoes (Single) - May 10, 2011
Broad Way Sleep (Debut Album) - February 9, 2010
Too Late (Single) - November 10, 2009
2011 Billboard Worldwide Songwriting Award for "Too Late" (Alternative category)
2010 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Award for "Shy & Out of Season" (R&B/Hip-Hop category), beating out 15,000 entries from 115 countries. Judging panel included Peter Gabriel, Adele, Rihanna, Tom Waits, K'Naan and more.
2011 Independent Music Award finalist for "Something to Touch" (Rap/Hip-Hop category). Multiple film/TV placements, including The Whistleblower (with Rachel Weisz), Sisters & Brothers and RoadTrip Nation.
Only band invited to perform at TEDx event in Toronto (September 2010) and viewed online by over 20,000 people worldwide.
Four songs from the group's debut album have received airplay on commercial, satellite, college and Internet radioin Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
"Best in new Canadian music" (CBC Radio3)
"Essential tracks" (The Globe and Mail)"
4/5 stars. Critics' pick." (NOW Magazine, Toronto)
"Fantastic new pop" (Two Groove, an Austin-based music blog)
"5/5 stars - nothing less than amazing" (Swift Reviews)
"Flawless production" (Reviewposse.com)
Broad Way Sleep features Ralph Joseph (keyboards/executive producer/composer); Sarah Shafey (vocals/production/composer); Robert Bolton (vocals/composer; also front man of rap/hip-hop band Times Neue Roman); Alexander The (vocals/production/composer; also member of Times Neue Roman and Styrofoam Ones); and Giampaolo Scatozza (drums/composer).
Onstage and in the studio, the collective is joined by a rotating cast of wildly talented musicians, including Devrim Eldelki (guitars), Justin Abedin (guitars), Peter Murray (bass), Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet), Tanika Charles (vocals) and Rique Franks (vocals).
Physical CD available via www.broadwaysleep.com