A tight ensemble with electrifying soul sound, Alabama’s St. Paul & the Broken Bones deliver captivating live performances with impassioned vocals, which has garnered an avid following. Founded in Birmingham in 2011, St. Paul & the Broken Bones consists of Paul Janeway (vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone).
The band made their recording debut in 2014 with Half the City, an album that introduced an ideal recording as a counterpart to their frenetic shows – including the platinum hit “Call Me.” The group has continued to expand their sound with every record, branching out well beyond old-school soul into sleek summertime funk, with a few glimmers of straight-up disco on albums such as 2018’s Young Sick Camellia. In 2022, their fine arts-inspired album The Alien Coast incorporated synths, psychedelia, samples, to create an “inventive, exciting, and compelling album that deserves and rewards multiple listens.” – PopMatters.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones have shared stages with The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, The Black Pumas and played renowned festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and more. With critical acclaim abounding, they caught the ear of Sir Elton John, and gave a riveting performance at his Oscar party. The band is a sonic powerhouse, delivering a genre-bending convergence of rock & roll, soul, R&B, psychedelia and funk.