Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Veteran Rockers to Mentor New Groups on AXS TV's "Breaking Band"

Artists like Dave Navarro, Moby and Belinda Carlisle will use their extensive music business experience to mentor new bands on the upcoming AXS TV series Breaking Band.

Premiering Sunday, January 24 at 9:30 PM ET, the show gives some of the country’s most talented emerging musicians the chance to achieve their dreams of rock stardom. Throughout the season, the artists are guided by an eclectic array of famous faces, serving as mentors and collaborators for the young musicians. This season’s mentors are rocker and TV personality Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray); chart-topping music artist Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s); rock legend Robin Zander (Cheap Trick); award-winning producer and techno star Moby; master of metal Sebastian Bach (Skid Row); and beloved guitar guru Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction). As mentors, they will share their invaluable advice from their decades of experience while supporting the emerging artists in their debut live broadcast performance. They may even join their protégés on stage for an unforgettable encore.

Michael M. Dix, senior VP, programming and development for AXS TV, said "Breaking Band is a unique music show that gives viewers an insider’s look into the competitive music industry. With its incredible roster of breaking talent and legendary cast of guest mentors—who have each had a lasting impact and influence on music as we know it—Breaking Band is a program that aspiring artists can learn from and music fans can enjoy."

Executive producer Marc Scarpa added "What’s truly unique about the program is its ability to transcend age, genre and ego. This is a show by and for musicians, whereby our emerging artists learn from their mentors just as much as the mentors learn from them. One Legendary Musician, One Breaking Creator, One Collaboration Performance."

The show will be hosted by Royal Machines vocalist Donovan Leitch who said "Breaking Band brings the old school and new media rock stars together over the course of one exciting day to see what they can learn from one another. It's so much fun to host a unique show like this, and I can't wait for the audience to see how these cool musical collaborations came off."

The schedule for Breaking Band

  • Dave Navarro mentors “Andie Case” (Seattle-based band) – Jan. 24 at 9:30 PM
  • Moby mentors “Runaground” (Los Angeles-based band) – Jan. 31 at 9:30 PM
  • Sebastian Bach mentors “Santa Cruz” (Finnish band) – Feb. 7 at 9:30 PM
  • Robin Zander of Cheap Trick mentors “Set The Charge” (New York-based band) – Feb. 14 at 9:30 PM
  • Belinda Carlisle mentors “Sick of Sarah” (Minneapolis-based band) – Feb. 21 at 9:30 PM
  • Mark McGrath mentors “Stick Figure” (Los Angeles-based band) – Feb. 28 at 9:30 PM