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“THEIR MELODIES AND HARMONIES ARE LIKE SUNRAYS ENHANCING MY MOOD.” - LAZLO, BLOWUPRADIO.COM REVIEWING BREAKTIME’S GREAT TIMES EP (PUBLISHED ON NEWJERSEYSTAGE.COM

     TAKE THE CLASSIC HARMONIC STYLINGS OF BANDS LIKE THE BEATLES AND THE BEACH BOYS, BATHE THEM IN THE HUDSON RIVER, AND MESH THEM WITH MODERN EARWORM POP. THAT’S BREAKTIME! BREAKTIME CHAMPIONS AN UPBEAT, OPTIMISTIC POP ROCK SONGWRITING STYLE WITH GENEROUS VINTAGE TOUCHES CULMINATING IN A SONIC CELEBRATION FROM THEIR STUDIO TO YOUR EARS. 

     FOUNDED IN 2018 AS A STANDARD-ISSUE JERSEY COVER BAND, BREAKTIME HAS DEVELOPED INTO ITS OWN SONGWRITING COLLECTIVE. A COMMON OCCURRENCE EMERGED AT THEIR LIVE SHOWS AS INCREASING NUMBERS OF NEW LISTENERS – INCLUDING THOSE WHO PRIMARILY LISTEN TO HARD ROCK, PUNK, SHOEGAZE, AND COUNTRY – EXPRESSED THEIR ENJOYMENT FOR SONGS WRITTEN IN THE CLASSIC VEIN. SINCE THE 2021 DEBUT SINGLE “ROCK N’ ROLL REFUGEE,” BREAKTIME HAS EXISTED AS AN ORIGINALS-AND-COVERS BAND SURE TO DELIVER A DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE AT ANY ENGAGEMENT. A BREAKTIME PERFORMANCE IS NOT JUST A SETLIST: IT IS A CAREFULLY-CURATED PRODUCTION. LEAVE YOUR DAILY TROUBLES AND COMPLICATIONS BEHIND. SEAN (BASS), THOMMY (LEAD GUITAR), DOUGLAS (RHYTHM GUITAR), AND PETER (DRUMS) WELCOME YOU INTO THEIR CAREFREE SOUNDSCAPE.

MEET THE SPUDS

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SEAN MANUEL

SEAN IS BREAKTIME'S SOUL. HE IS THE FOUNDER, MANAGER, AND HEAD SONGWRITER HOLDING THE LOWS DOWN ON BASS GUITAR. IF AN ORIGINAL SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS TAKEN FROM THE 60s, IT'S HIS FAULT!

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THOMMY DELANEY

THOMMY IS THE QUIET CHARMER. HE DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TO SAY; BUT, "TAM TAM" PERFORMS A NOTEWORTHY LEAD GUITAR AND PENS TUNES REMINISCENT OF THE 70s SINGER-SONGWRITERS.

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DOUGLAS LUPO

DOUGLAS BRINGS THE SWAGGER. A FORCE OF NATURE, DOUGLAS BELTS DULCET AND GRITTY VOCALS ALIKE WHILE SUPPORTING THE RHYTHM SECTION WITH A "KA-CHONK" ON HIS STRAT. WATCH OUT FOR HIS ORIGINALS, FOR HE ISN'T AFRAID TO MESH SOUNDS.

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PETER ROEFARO

YOU WOULD BE SORELY MISTAKEN TO PUT "PETER" AND "SUBDUED" IN THE SAME SENTENCE. LIKE THE MUPPETS SHOW'S "ANIMAL," PETER PROPELS THE BAND FORWARD WITH HIS MIX OF INFECTIOUS ENERGY AND TECHNICAL FINESSE.

NOTE: "Spud" is a BreakTime term of endearment. Rock on, spud!

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