Think of California and you think of brilliant color and bright sunlight. Think of a breed and it's all about bloodlines and brotherhood. Put the two together as California Breed and you have the most exciting new band of 2014.
Glenn Hughes, 'The Voice Of Rock', is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes' calling card.
Andrew Watt is a soulful singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist whose high-energy aggressive style & creative spirit are synonymous with New York City.
The legacy of Led Zeppelin lives on in Jason Bonham, British drummer and son of Zep's legendary John Bonham. Inheriting the best of his father's skills while mastering his own distinctive and dynamic technique.
Built around the foundation of legendary vocalist-bassist Glenn Hughes and drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham, with the addition of the 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer Andrew Watt, what is on paper a three-piece, the sheer range of sounds and melodies you get are breathtaking.
That's the thing about breeds. They go all the way back, in order to bring forth something new. Be the first to hitch your horse to the California Breed wagon.
Life is good, and there is much music and journeys to take. I'm working on the NOW...
Get breaking news from the band and then pass it along to your friends, with regular updates coming, this is the place to find the latest buzz on all things California Breed.
Los Angeles : Aug. 13th, 2014
We have been nominated for 'Album Of The Year' by Classic Rock Magazine for our debut album. Voting is now open, so be sure to cast your vote now!
Los Angeles : Jul. 14th, 2014
We will be playing live shows Coast To Coast across the USA as Special Guest of ALTER BRIDGE in October. Visit the LIVE section for venue and ticket info.
New York : May. 30th, 2014
Glenn Hughes & Andrew Watt talkin' California Breed, are guests of Eddie Trunk on his Q104.3 radio show TONIGHT starting at 11:00PM ET (8:00PM PT).
Los Angeles : May. 16th, 2014
Our self-titled debut album was released in Europe today and to celebrate you can listen to an exclusive premiere audio stream at Ultimate Classic Rock.
Los Angeles : Mar. 19th, 2014
The song, Sweet Tea, from our forthcoming self-titled debut album, California Breed, has received its' video premiere, thanks to USA TODAY.
Los Angeles : Mar. 3rd, 2014
Last week the band completed filming two videos. A third 'lyric' video is also planned. Now in post production, the first should be with you by month's end!
Los Angeles : Aug. 1st, 2014
Our first round of headlining live shows in Europe will kick-off in November. Visit the LIVE section for cities, countries and ticket info!
Los Angeles : May. 26th, 2014
We are guests of host, Bob Coburn, on Rockline TONIGHT at 8:30PM PT (11:30PM ET). Ask us a question LIVE on-air @ 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
Los Angeles : May. 20th, 2014
Our song & album opener, The Way, has received its' video premiere today, thanks to Billboard. They also feature an in-depth Q&A with Glenn Hughes.
Los Angeles : May. 5th, 2014
We will play our first two live shows in Los Angeles and New York on May 28th and May 31st, go to the LIVE section for venue and ticket info.
Los Angeles : Aug. 1st, 2014
Ex Queens of the Stone Age/Eagles of Death Metal drummer, Joey Castillo, will join us for all upcoming shows due to Jason Bonham’s professional commitments.
Los Angeles : Jun. 2nd, 2014
We would like to thank the venues and everyone who came to see us for our debut live shows in California & New York. This is just the beginning, stay tuned!
Tokyo : Apr. 30th, 2014
Our self-titled debut album was released today in Japan via Ward Records. Europe is on May 16, then UK & USA on May 19 via Frontiers Records.
London : Feb. 6th, 2014
www.ClassicRockMagazine.com unveiled an exclusive preview of the band by introducing us to the world today! Pay them a visit for the full scoop!
You should be pretty stoked to hear what Glenn Hughes and I are cookin' up. Time to lay it down...
Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, this powerful three-piece band released their self-titled debut album in May 2014 on Frontiers Records. Enjoy the videos and Order your copies of our self-titled debut album today -- CD, Digital Download and Deluxe Edition CD + DVD.
NEW POWERHOUSE TRIO -- featuring legendary Vocalist-Bassist GLENN HUGHES, Drummer extraordinaire JASON BONHAM and 23-Year-Old newcomer Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter ANDREW WATT.
The band released their first self-titled debut album on May 16th, 2014 in Europe, May 19th, 2014 in UK, USA and Worldwide; April 30th, 2014 in Japan via WARD RECORDS. Available as a CD, Digital Download and DELUXE EDITION CD + DVD * -- on FRONTIERS RECORDS.
* DELUXE EDITION CD + DVD includes the bonus song, 'Solo', and 2 video clips, plus documentary.
Release date: 2014-04-30 (Japan)
Label: Ward Records
Release date: 2014-05-16 (Europe) - 2014-05-19 (UK & USA)
Label: Frontiers Records
It's a buffett of 70’s rock tropes, soaring choruses, and triple-thick guitar tones. California Breed successfully mixes psychedelia, soul, and heavy rock into a tasty brew.Vintage Guitar Magazine
Glenn Hughes preposterous vocals get a thorough workout & are as good as anything he's put his name to in 40 years.Q Magazine
Some folk are saying rock is dead. Well, nobody told these guys. There's a new kid in town.Classic Rock Magazine
Jason Bonham and Glenn Hughes return with guitarist Andrew Watt. The results are surprisingly explosive. This is the best thing Bonzo Jr or Hughes have done in years.Record Collector Magazine
Overall, this debut album gets the fist pumping and the heart righteously racing.Guitar & Bass Magazine
We’re used to magnificent performances from ‘The Voice Of Rock’ Glenn Hughes and the ever-amazing Jason Bonham, but the wild card here is young six-string-slinger Andrew Watt. His playing is superb – stunning even – on every song.100% Rock Magazine
...the self-titled California Breed is a heavy amalgamation of Hughes' soaring vocals, Bonham's imitable finesse behind a drum kit and Watt's intuitive, modern swagger on the guitar and songwriting abilities.VintageRock.com
California Breed is a rock n roll jigsaw, drawing the pieces from soul, gospel, classic rock and r n’ b. This completes a stunning and colourful picture of air punching riffs and soaring vocals...Global Onslaught
...they’ve stripped the band down to the bare essentials – guitar, bass, drums and vocals, with all the parts playing an important role throughout the album.Planet Mosh
...quite possibly, the twenty first century's most dynamically infectious, organically alluring, and innately rocked-up retro record thus far.Metal Discovery
This really is a powerhouse of a band sounding like they are ready to conquer the world, so come taste the California Breed brothers and sisters – trust me they are divine!Über Röck
A raw, fiery rock cocktail that marries belligerent attitude with heartfelt emotion, delicate touch with super confident strut.Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine
Everything about the album sounds as though the three are playing as one and this is something that really can only be found in a trio; there isn’t any place to hide but also no flab so the results are equally reliant on all three members.Music-News.com
This self-titled album needed to stand proud on its own and to show Hughes, Bonham and Watt unleashed. We have a collection of 12 tracks which hint at what is to come whilst simultaneously slapping our ears about with what they have done right now.Rockulus Maximus!
The stunning thing about California Breed is that they manage not only to create an incomparable Hard Rock album, but that they manage to make it sound so absolutely essential.The Rock Pit
Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham have done some of their best work yet, and the avenue of guitar heroes has a new kid on the block in Andrew Watt. This is a fresh, new beast that will surprise a great many listeners.Rock Guitar Daily with Tony Conley
I'm in the Studio writing with Andrew Watt for a project we are doing together with Mr Hughes!!
California Breed is exactly where I live, breathe and where my freak flag flies.
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