Bio

“One moment the wave-like, arpeggiated piano melodies are the stuff of dreams. The next moment the rhythm section gate-crashes the reverie so violently that what's being played seems not just a different piece, but a different idiom.” 

- John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★

Montreux Jazz Award nominees Brekky Boy are a powerhouse cinematic jazz rock trio hailing from the South Coast, NSW. Drawing on artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, GoGo Penguin, BADBADNOTGOOD & Robert Glasper, the instrumental outfit has carved out an invigorating original sound that incorporates elements of jazz, rock, minimalist & soundtrack. Brekky Boy has supported Blue Note Artist Ambrose Akinmusire and formed the official Montreux Jazz Festival House Band in 2019 where they played host to artists such as Shania Twain, Jacob Collier, Bon Iver, Janelle Monáe and more.

This year the project was selected to showcase at the renowned jazzahead! festival in Germany and Tallinn Music Week, Estonia. Other notable festival appearances include Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Sofar Sounds International Feature Artist, Wellington Jazz Festival NZ, Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Wide Open Space Festival, Queenstown Jazz Festival NZ & venues in Japan/South-East Asia. 

“Few greater joys exist than hearing something that surprises the hell out of you – like music did when you were 16. Brekky Boy does that.” - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

 

"With celebrity fans and a unique sound, this band doesn’t need labels." - Nick Galvin, Sydney Morning Herald

 

"A sublime Sydney jazz trio that remind me of Minneapolis’ The Bad Plus." - Dan Condon, Double J

 

 "An invigorating original sound combining classic jazz with emotional contemporary flare." - Sofar Sounds International