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artist Broad Way Sleep

Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sukha Records
Alt Pop, Hip-Hop

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biographical info

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 art rock, layered with boulevard poetics.

The group has won a Billboard Songwriting Award and an International Songwriting Award, had multiple film/TV placements, performed at Toronto's preeminent venues Roy Thomson Hall and Glenn Gould Studio, and received critical acclaim from music blogs and publications.


Tales of Distraction (Album) - June 20, 2014

Broad Way Sleep (Debut Album) - February 9, 2010




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 radio in 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" (

Not a traditional band per se, Broad Way Sleep is a collective of songwriters led by Ralph Joseph (also executive producer) and features Sarah ShafeyGiampaolo ScatozzaAlexander The and Robert Bolton.

Onstage and in the studio, the group is joined by a rotating cast of wildly talented musicians, including Devrim Eldelkli (guitar), Peter Murray (bass), Milos Angelov (bass), Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet), CADE (vocals), Rique Franks (vocals) and Tanika Charles (vocals).







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Ralph Joseph Songwriter, keys, synths, percussion, synth bass, programming
Sarah Shafey Songwriter, vocals
Giampaolo Scattozza Songwriter, drums, percussion
Alexander The Songwriter, vocals
Robert Bolton (Arowbe) Songwriter, vocals


Tales of Distraction
Sukha Records
June, 2014
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Brand New Muse (Single)
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May, 2012
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Little Jimmy's Shoes
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May, 2011
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Sound the Alarm (Single)
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January, 2011
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Shy & Out of Season (Single)
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July, 2010
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March, 2010
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Broad Way Sleep
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February, 2010
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Too Late (Single)
November, 2009
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