Charlie Overbey And The Broken Arrows
From the smoldering ashes of some of LA's coolest bands erupts Charlie Overbey And The Broken Arrows.
Charlie spent years evolving as a musician, from Sunset Strip band Big Bang Babies to cowpunks Custom Made Scare to Deadbolt and Charlie And The Valentine Killers. Now he has emerged -- not entirely unscathed -- as a pretty serious songwriter.
Thoughtfully chosen veteran rockersJimmy James (Hangmen, Masons),Dave James (Superbees), Jordan Shapiro (Supersuckers), Joe Ginsberg (Chuck Ragan) -- and the new kid Charlie Nice – round out Overbey's stellar new band The Broken Arrows.
Charlie says, "We've all lived a lot, we've all toured a lot, and we've all loved and lost a lot. I believe this is the key to a group of dudes that can relate to one another, and hang with mutual respect as a cohesive traveling unit and as a Band Of Brothers. Only with this kind of bond can the magic translate on stage. The Broken Arrows have that magic.”
With their debut record The California Kid Produced and mixed by Charlie The infamous TED HUTT (Lucero, DKM, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chuck Ragan etc) is set to be released Jan 2015.
Charlie Overbey And The Broken Arrows have started playing shows and gearing up for some heavy road work including the European and Asian markets.
THE BROKEN ARROWS shine big from the influences of former greats such as early Tom Petty and Springsteen, The Allman Brothers, Jackson Browne and Thin Lizzy.
Greg’s finely-crafted, highly personal songs are influenced by his love of artists like Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and Neil Young, and his delivery – marked by his clear and soulful voice – is completely without affectation. A rare and special thing these days. Since inheriting his father’s old Harmony guitar and a stack of songbooks as an early teenager, Greg has been steeped in the roots of American music, and it shows.
Alice Austin is a songwriter, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, living and performing in Los Angeles and the greater Boston area. Her sound has elements ranging from vintage to modern, referencing Holly Golightly, Siouxsie Sioux, T. Rex, The New Pornographers, Dandy Warhols, and Jenny Lewis.
'To A Star In The Yard', her album released in 2009, is Austin's fourth full-length album, but her first solo record on which she has composed, arranged, recorded, produced, and performed all the the tracks. Some of the highlights on this album are the edgy 60's throwback, 'Sharp Side of the Knife', and the garage-blues inflected 'Graveyard Before Dark'.
Prior to solo performances, Alice Austin played with the Boston-based bands The Stark Raving Mad and The Lavas, and from her hometown Burlington, Vermont, Queen Tangerine and Zola Turn.
Signed to now-defuct Los Angeles label, Brick Red Records in 2002, (subsidary Gold Circle Entertainment), Austin hasn't missed a beat from the trials and tribulations of being signed and dropped all within a six-month span, rather persevered and thrived. She has toured all over the east coast and southern United States, playing in such legendary venues as The Middle East Downstairs, The House of Blues Boston, The Knitting Factory, as well as South by Southwest and CMJ music festivals.