BREAKERBOX: #RockisAlive

15 Nov

BREAKERBOX performing LIVE with SEETHER at Buffalo, NY’s Thursday at the Harbor

Rock outfit BREAKERBOX (Christina DeNee and Scott Calandra) are on a mission to show the world that #RockisAlive and are breaking new ground with their unique blend of Hard Rock, Pop & Electronica. Most recently collaborating with co-producer Chris Baseford (Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, John 5) on their brand new single “Summertime,” the band takes you Behind the Scenes as they record at Tommy Lee’s exclusive Atrium Studios.

Everyone is taking notice of BREAKERBOX in 2012, from Tommy Lee of Motley Crue giving the band his Rock stamp of approval by tweeting about them to all of his followers, to a healthy team of industry sponsors such as Audio Technica Microphones, PreSonus Audio, Native Instruments, Steven Slate (Slate Digital Software), Los Cabos Drum Sticks, Gator Cases & Daisy Rock Guitars. Corporate friendships such as COORS LIGHT LIVE who sponsored the “BREAKERBOX Hometown Launch Concert” which SOLD OUT in a venue record breaking 20 minutes turning away a reported 250 fans. (SEE LIVE FAN FOOTAGE)

The bands epic high energy live performances of songs from their debut album “THESE ARE STRANGE DAYS” solidified the duo a spot at Buffalo NY’s famed THURSDAY AT THE HARBOR infront of a crowd of 10,000 sharing the stage with international rock powerhouse SEETHER, where BREAKERBOX brought the biggest turn out for an opener in the venue’s history. Helping to bring even more attention their ever-growing brand and #RockisAlive campaign. (SEE LIVE FAN FOOTAGE)

Together all of this has allowed BREAKERBOX  to rise above the noise level. National and International Indie Rock Radio put the band in heavy rotation, Social Media and Bloggers got on board as well and the word that #RockisAlive began to spread. Currently the band is in production with Chris Baseford on new material which will be released in 2013. Bringing their fans with them every step of the way with their YouTube webisodes one step at a time.

BREAKERBOX- #RockisAlive (Ep 1) LOVE ME RIGHT- Vox Production- Behind the Scenes

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Music Duo’s “Miss You” goes Nationwide with The Military Child Education Coalition

17 May

A little over a year ago, the now Nashville based Rock/Pop duo “BREAKERBOX” which features singer/songwriter Christina DeNee’ & drummer/producer Scott Calandra; released a Music Video Tribute to US Military Families featuring their single “Miss You“.

Finding support from partners in the Military Community such as Wounded Warrior Project &; BREAKERBOX, their song and story received local, regional and national press including features on Ellen and eventually found its way onto the desk of  The Military Child Education Coalition, a non-profit focused on the support of military children. The Music Video will now be featured in a nation wide educational program reaching thousands of teachers, counselors, principals and administrators from school districts with a generous population of military-connected Military Child Education Coalitionstudents helping them understand the effects of deployment on children.

The Military Child Education Coalition’s mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation. The organization is a perfect fit for the song which was written by the Music duo about the loss of both of their parents at a young age. Christina was only 10 years old when she lost her Mother and Scott, age 14 when his father passed away. A successful national recording group for the past 8 years; BREAKERBOX Miss You Wounded Warrior Project Image 1Scott & Christina have been busy making noise in the Independent Music Industry with their entrepreneurial work ethic and creative partnerships. They turned their grief  into the moving song “Miss You” which was initially released on their 2011 debut EP “These Are Strange Days”.

As the bands sound and reach continued to grow, they were overwhelmed by personal messages and emails of fans sharing their stories of loss and how the song had helped them cope. “The majority of messages were coming from the Military Community” says Calandra; ” the most moving was from the mother of a veteran who had taken his own life after battling PTSD; she used the song at her son’s funeral- we felt compelled to do something more”.


BREAKERBOX & Chris Baseford recording at Tommy Lee of Motley Crue’s Private Atrium Studio

Together with production partners Chris Baseford (Nickleback/Shinedown) and Grammy Winner Joe Palmaccio (Michael Jackson/Godsmack) BREAKERBOX re-recorded and re-released the single and produced a Music Video Tribute to US Military Families. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that the song is going to help teachers, counselors and administrators understand how hard it is to grow up missing your parent” says DeNee’ “its pretty surreal how this has come full circle. It shows you the power of Music”

BREAKERBOX Military Child Education Coalition

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July 23rd “Sunday Funday Concert” to Showcase Rising Stars in Music-

27 Jun


LIVE CONCERT NEWS: Sunday July 23rd Heineken Music, Medaille College & Focus Music Development proudly present the Concert Event of the Summer at Buffalo Iron Works located in downtown Buffalo’s booming Cobblestone District. $10 Admission, Doors at 5pm- show starting at 6pm- The “SUNDAY FUNDAY” Concert will be the area’s first all ages multi-genre concert event featuring rising stars in Alternative Rock, Pop, EDM, R&B & Alternative Hip-Hop. GET TICKETS

BBOX CROP 2BREAKERBOX- (Alt Rock/Pop) Born out of Buffalo, NY this writing & production team of Vocalist Christina DeNee‘ & Drummer Scott Calandra are quickly making an name for themselves in the Music Industry with their entrepreneurial work ethic and creative live performances. With unique blend of Pop, Rock, Soul, Metal & Dance, BREAKERBOX powerfully fills the void left in between Pop artists like Sia & Katy Perry and Rock acts like Pretty Wreckless & Halestorm.
Coming off the viral video success of their independently released single “SUMMERTIME” which began their collaboration with co-producer Chris Baseford (Pink/Shinedown) and brought the duo to Tommy Lee of Motley Crue’s exclusive Atrium Studios. In March of 2017 their production company Focus Music Development  teamed with Wounded Warrior Project to release a tribute Music Video featuring their new single “Miss You” honoring U.S. Soldiers & their families. Thanks to features by not only Music Magazines; but Local, Regional and National Media such as Ellen Nation,, American Veterans Radio & ABC Affiliate Channel 7 WKBWMiss You” has quickly made its way into the hearts of both the Military Community and every day citizens as well. The duo are currently planning to bring their high energy & engaging live performances to the masses with select national and international performances for the remainder of 2017 coinciding with new music releases. (Now available on iTunes and all digital retailers)

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RYNO (Alt Pop/EDM)is the latest musical en devour from Buffalo, NY native Ryan Jacob Doyle. Bringing a more of an electronic sensibility to his craft, he has toured globally with past projects, winning the Hard Rock Café’s worldwide Battle of the Bands. As the winning act, he and his band MORE THAN ME opened for Sir Paul McCartney at the main stage of the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London.
Doyle now based in NYC and collaborating with producer,
Joel Mega, all records are crafted in their DIY studios at apartments in the buroughs of the city, this passion-project knows no bounds. Introduction single ‘Stars In The Sky was released in Spring of 2016, shortly followed up with a Multilingual Lyric Video which ended up catching viral traction in Europe. The video trended #1 in Denmark and Finland and in the top 5 in Sweden and Norway on the YouTube Trending charts.
Glory” is the latest piece of work from the duo scheduled to release mid-summer 2017, showing their strength of infusing Rock and Electronic sounds equating into one powerful production and message.  The single has already gained chatter and will be released in company with a lyric video that translates the lyrical meaning from hometown pride anthem to a bigger picture of political unity. Expressions of Pop sensibilities, melded with an adventurous nature, allow for delights that stretch across a vast sonic landscape. RYNO is an escapade awaiting any listener… especially you.

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Triiinity Band featuring Maya-  (Pop/Funk/R&B) this power-house band of professionals who have toured the globe includes Rod Bonner , seven-year keyboardist for three-time time Grammy Nominated Saxophonist Najee, and music business graduate with honors from the world renown Berklee School of Music. Triinity Band Drummer Daniel “DP on DRUMS” Powell is currently the touring drummer for both Soul/R&B artist Marsha Ambrosius as well as the groove force behind three-Time Grammy Nominated multi-instrumentalist Najee for the past four years.

17352073_1347858051951269_2438044592814495961_nLeading this talented trio will be rising star “MAYA BY NAME“.  Born and raised in Buffalo, NY- 20 year old Maya Satterwhite, is an artist with a vision. The singer/songwriter is the sole author of her now two project’s, the first being ‘Arrival‘, which was a five-song extended play released in 2015.  Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Maya had an early familiarity with the stage, her father being an improv comedian and corporate actor, who encouraged her interest in performing. Maya began to create a buzz after graduating from high school in 2014, performing acoustically at local open mic nights and bars. “It was just me and my guitar; it was fun, but I felt a growing desire to be “bigger” in my sound and approach.” The ‘Next Verse‘ EP, featuring the music video for “BOSS” released December 2016, is causing quite a buzz and showcases the pop/funk sound Maya had been longing for, as a result of her influences growing up. With her captivating stage presence and charismatic personality, this is surely just the beginning of this future-star’s story.


Mindy DaveyMindy Davey- (Alt Pop/Hip-Hop)
Life is definitely approaching a high note for Davey, 23, a singer-songwriter from Clarence, NY who will be celebrating the release of her first album, “HUMANITY“, on July 23rd.
Her positive message and powerful lyrical content is quickly connecting Mindy with listeners around the country. A recovered addict, young mother and new wife- Mrs. Contrino is the real deal and will not be stopped. Taking her unique DIY business ethic to community centers and addiction clinics around the country telling her story of Peace, Encouragement and Love through her music. If you havent seen Mindy’s inspirational story featured on Fox News & local NBC Affiliate WGRZ  Visit

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Buffalo Pop Rock Duo’s “Miss You” getting Big Boosts from Military Community & Media

7 Apr

Buffalo Native Pop/Rock duo BREAKERBOX recently teamed with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)  for the release of a tribute music video featuring its new single “Miss You.” Now available on iTunes, the Video features a montage of military service members and their families in various stages of life surrounding a warrior’s deployment overseas.

Quickly finding hometown support with a featuring interview on ABC Affiliate WKBW AM Buffalo Morning Show; (SEE FULL INTERVIEW). “Miss You” has been making its way through out the Military Community and Local & National media. In addition to social media shares from WWP (VIDEO); the Music Video is now finding support from organizations such as US Veterans Foundation and is in heavy rotation on American Veterans Radio.

BREAKERBOX MISS YOU ELLEN DEGENERESFeatures in Online Music Magazines such as EssentiallyPop, along with popular site jumping on board to feature the video on their fan page; and upcoming endorsements from Music Industry sponsors such as Audio Technica are all helping BREAKERBOX & Miss You rise above the noise level and reach the masses in the competitive Youtube & Social Media based Music Industry.

“Its all about connection” says singer Christina DeNee’. “And we have been blown away by the reaction we have been getting, especially from the Military Community”. Originally written by drummer Scott Calandra and DeNee’ about the loss of their parents “Miss You” was first released off their debut EP “These Are Strange Days” in 2011. “I lost my father at age 14, and Christina lost her mother at 10.” says Calandra soldiers“We just wanted the song to capture that feeling of loss and missing someone. But then we were recently contacted by a mother whose son was a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, who sadly took his life after struggling to adjust to civilian life. She played ‘Miss You’ at his funeral, which moved us beyond words. It opened our eyes to a way we could possibly support suffering veterans who don’t necessarily have a voice – except through organizations like WWP. So, we re-approached the song for a re-release.”

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Pulling out all the stops for the single, the independent duo collaborated with Los Angeles based Producer Chris Baseford (Nickelback/Shinedown), Grammy award winning Mastering Engineer Joe Palmaccio (Michael Jackson/Alicia Keys); and the song was mixed by BREAKERBOX’s own Scott Calandra. Fans of the song can purchase “Miss You” on iTunes, and follow BREAKERBOX on their Youtube Channel, Facebook Page, Twitter & Instagram. Select performances throughout the country are now in the works this spring and summer to promote this song and others.

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Buffalo Pop/Rock Duo team up with Wounded Warrior Project for National Music Video Tribute

9 Mar


Buffalo Native Pop/Rock duo BREAKERBOX has teamed with National Charity Wounded Warrior Project to release a tribute Music Video featuring their new single “Miss You” honoring U.S. Soldiers & their families.
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Premiering World Wide on Youtube & VEVO Friday March 17th; “Miss You” will also be available that day for download purchase and streaming on all digital retailers including iTunes & Spotify. A national Public Relations push by Wounded Warrior Project will also take place.

BREAKERBOX is the writing & production team of Christina DeNee‘ & Scott Calandra. Being described as the missing link between the Pop sound of artists like Sia, Lady Gaga & Pink and of Hard Rock acts such as Halestorm, Dorothy & The Pretty Reckless, the duo have been busy making a name for themselves in the Music Industry with their entrepreneurial work ethic and engaging live performances.


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Collaborating again with Los Angeles based Engineer/Producer Chris Baseford; known for his chart topping work with acts such as Nickelback & Shinedown, “Miss You” was mixed by BREAKERBOX’s own Scott Calandra and Mastered by Grammy Award Winner Joe Palmaccio (Michael Jackson/Alicia Keys) owner & operator of The Place for Mastering in Nashville, TN.

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A special thank you to Denny Kremblas Creative for your hard work,
skills & assistance in the production of the “Miss You” Music Video.


Live Video Sneak Peek- Rock Duo BREAKERBOX & Heineken Live 2017

4 Jan

BREAKERBOX Live- Photo Courtesy of Lee Hoffman

Alt Rock Duo “BREAKERBOX“; which is the writing & production duo of vocalist Christina DeNee‘ & drummer Scott Calandra are giving us an exciting taste of what they have in-store for lovers of all things Rock, Pop, Alternative & Soul in 2017 with some sneak peek LIVE performance video from their recent Heineken Music sponsored concert event in their hometown of Buffalo, NY.pcaudiolabs-logo-glow

BREAKERBOX has teamed with industry sponsor PC Audio Labs to build a unique and innovative live performance set up which is already making waves through out the industry. Performing with full live drum kit & vocals along to the pre-recorded synth driven pop & soul infused rock tracks written and produced by the duo, they are giving the audience a full on, high adrenaline performance leaving their senses overwhelmed and making BREAKERBOX a MUST SEE!


Producer Chris Baseford (Shinedown/Nickleback)

The duo plan to take their new exciting live show into select markets throughout the US to support their latest single soon to be released. Teaming again with co-producer with Chris Baseford (Nickleback/Shinedown) the latest musical effort from this Alternative Rock Power Duo is due out in early 2017.



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Nov. 4th Heineken Music to spotlight Emerging Original Acts- BREAKERBOX with French Quarter Hounds & Mindy Davey

28 Sep

FRIDAY November 4th- 8pm LIVE

Buffalo Iron Works, located in Buffalo New York’s in demand Cobblestone Entertainment District; will be the host to one of the most anticipated Concert events of the Fall. Heineken Music has teamed with Buffalo’s own Alternative Rock/Pop Duo “BREAKERBOX” and their production company JK Music Development to bring an incredible All Ages Concert event spotlighting Original Musical Artists on the rise.


BREAKERBOX is the Alt Rock/Pop Power Duo of Vocalist Christina DeNee‘ & Drummer Scott Calandra. Known as the “Big Drums with a Big Voice”; this writing & production team are quickly making an name for themselves in the Music Industry with their entrepreneurial work ethic and creative live performances. Since starting their collaboration with co-producer Chris Baseford (Nickleback/Shinedown); which brought them to recording at Tommy Lee of Motley Crue‘s exclusive Atrium Studio in Los Angeles; the duo has shared the stage with some of Rock Music’s top selling acts and built a strong family of industry sponsors such as Audio Technica Microphones, PreSonus Audio, Slate Digital & PC Audio Labs. With the viral success of their independently released Music Video “SUMMERTIME“; the highly anticipated National Single release from BREAKERBOX coming in Fall 2016 is shaping up to be their biggest success to date. Visit BREAKERBOX.TV for more

fqh-plainThe French Quarter Hounds is a Horn Fusion band also based of Buffalo, NY and were winners of the 2016 Music Is Art Battle of the Bands.
Music Is Art; founded by Robby Takac of the chart topping “Goo-Goo Dolls” has brought this incredible new Horn-Fusion 6 piece band to the forefront- with their unique New Orleans influenced power fusion sound. FHQ recently took to Takac’s incredible GCR studio in Buffalo to redeem their prize of a full 5 song EP of both original tunes and original arrangements. Due to be released in late October; The French Quarter Hounds consisting of Jacob Aguglia, Mike Bunny, Nate Kalnitz, Kyle Michaels, Evan Miller, Ryan Stoll, & Matthew White are a MUST SEE!

mindy-faceMindy Davey is a 23 year old Singer/Songwriter originally from Clarence, NY. With support from local WNY radio stations such as WBLK 93.7FM & 92.9 Jack FM, her latest single “Peace” has been slowly making its way into peoples hearts in 2016.  With her positive message and refreshing honesty about her own life struggles in her short history; Mindy’s soft but powerful voice mixed with her Hip Hop influenced lyrical content makes this Alternative Pop artist one to watch!

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Doors open 7pm
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July 14th Heineken presents: The Emerging Artist Showcase: BREAKERBOX & Under Great Lights

27 Jun


“BREAKERBOX almost left the Mohawk place in rubble” according to Joe Smith of after witnessing the Buffalo born Alt Rock/Duo’s last Hometown headlining performance which sold out in record breaking time.


Since then the writing & production team of Vocalist Christina DeNee’ & Drummer Scott Calandra have been busy making an name for themselves in the Music Industry writing and producing for other up & coming artists and building a buzz with their entrepreneurial work ethic & creative live performances, pushing the envelope of female fronted modern music with their unique blend of Pop, Rock, Funk & Dance.


BREAKERBOX with co-producer Chris Baseford at Tommy Lee of Motley Crue’s exclusive Atrium Studio in LA.

With their independently released Music Video “SUMMERTIME” going viral reaching over half of a million views, Scott & Christina were excited to bring their true studio production vision to the masses! Adding to an already healthy team of industry partnerships such as Audio Technica Microphones, PreSonus Audio & Slate Digital– BREAKERBOX worked hand in hand with new partner PC Audio Labs– to development an innovative new live show bringing their high energy and soulful power with drums & vocals while performing to the tracks the duo has produced in their studio facility. Bringing their true vision to life.

Their production company JK Music Development has now teamed with Heineken & Alt Buffalo 107.7FM to bring an exciting Concert Series to their hometown of Buffalo, NY featuring not only BREAKERBOX but bringing in other up & coming national recording & performance artists they have connected with who are also emerging onto the National scene.
Taking place Thursday July 14th, 2016 at Buffalo Iron Works in the cities emerging Cobblestone Entertainment District; “The Emerging Artist Showcase” will feature the Alt Rock/Pop Duo BREAKERBOX as well as Alt Pop Artist from Nashville, TN “Under Great Lights” and will be hosted by emerging Spokesmodel/Host & Cyber Playmate Buffalo native Dorothy Grant.


Dorothy Noel Grant (HOST)

Other emerging Models from WNY ; Stephanie Angeline, Julie Earsing & Kara Hazelet will be the events Brand Ambassadors representing Heineken and will be heading up “Give Aways” and more!

ticketfly-bubble-vector-CMYK$15 Advance Tickets Available:
$18 at Door
16+ Show
$5 Heineken
Doors at 8pm- Show at 9pm



6 Jan


The Rock/Pop duo BREAKERBOX rang in 2014 the best way possible. By playing a blistering set sharing the stage with rock legends “Living Colour” at one of the biggest New Years Celebrations on the East Coast, the 2014 Hard Rock Live Guitar Drop in Niagara Falls USA.

Bringing to a close what was a breakout year for the Buffalo, New York duo which is the brain child of drummer/producer Scott Calandra & singer/songwriter Christina DeNee’. After a 2013 collaboration with co-producer Chris Baseford (Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, John 5) which brought the duo to Tommy Lee of Motley Crue’s exclusive Atrium Studios, the music video for the first single released “Summertime,” quickly started to make noise through out social media and reached over a half of a million YouTube views in only a few short weeks.

With a healthy team of sponsors such as Coors Light Live, who sponsored the bands sold out hometown debut, as well as Audio Technica Microphones, Los Cabos DrumSticks, PreSonus Audio, Slate Digital Software, and Gator Cases; BREAKERBOX has gained even more exposure by bringing their high energy, integral live performances to sold out crowds sharing the stage with some of rock music’s top selling artists such as “SEETHER” & “THEORY OF DEADMAN“.

BREAKERBOX performing LIVE with SEETHER at Buffalo, NY's Thursday at the Harbor

BREAKERBOX performing LIVE with SEETHER at Buffalo, NY’s Thursday at the Harbor

Even Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Clint Lowery (Sevendust) & Mark Tremonti (AlterBridge/Creed) have given the band their rock stamp of approval by tweeting about them to all of their followers. Helping to spread the word that a new form of female fronted rock music is taking over, and BREAKERBOX is the ambassador.

BREAKERBOX backstage with Tommy Lee at the Motley Crue/Kiss “The Tour” 2012


Produced by: BREAKERBOX & Chris Baseford



“Behind the Scenes” Recording at Tommy Lee’s Atrium Studios

Rock Duo BREAKERBOX release “SUMMERTIME” Official Music Video

21 Aug


This latest single from this East Coast Rock/Pop/Electronica Duo,SUMMERTIME is the first of many musical collaborations between BREAKERBOX singer/songwriter Christina DeNee’, Drummer/Producer Scott Calandra and co-producer Chris Baseford (Tommy Lee/Avril Lavign/Rob Zombie). Recorded in Los Angeles at Tommy Lee of Motley Crue’s exclusive Atrium Studios, “SUMMERTIME” is now available on iTunes and all digital retailers.



An end of Summer celebration, the official Music Video for the BREAKERBOX single was filmed on location in a suburb of their hometown of Buffalo, NY just days after the band shared the stage in front a sold out crowd with world renowned rock band “Theory of A DeadMan” at the Labatt Blue Concert Series. With the help of a healthy team of music industry sponsors, such as Audio Technica Microphones, Los Cabos Drum Sticks, PreSonus Audio, Gator Cases and  Slate Digital, as well as clothing provided by independent designers and Western New York based companies Vintage ChameleonSaiOne Clothing and costumes by George & Company, a simple country barn was turned into an impromptu live performance summer party; capturing the fun and driving rhythm of the bands uptempo ode to young lust in the Summer.

BREAKERBOX- SUMMERTIME [OFFICIAL] TEASER- Recording at  Tommy Lee’s Atrium Studios

The #RockisAlive Movement is going strong moving into Fall of 2013 with select national and international shows to be announced, BREAKERBOX is taking their unique brand of rock/pop/electronica and high energy performances to the masses. Join the movement by following BREAKERBOX on all social media-

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