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Published: 2011/10/17

The Breakfast Confirm Hiatus

Former New Groove Jammy Award winners The Breakfast will go on indefinite hiatus later this year. The Connecticut-based group’s final pre-hiatus show will take place at Milford, CT’s Daniel Street on October 28 as part of the 13th annual Foghoulish Freakout. A message from guitarist Tim Palmieri, who has increasingly focused on his Kung Fu project with Breakfast drummer Adrian Tramontano, says: “We look forward to this break as a recharging for the next 13 years! We have extensive plans for 2012 with Kung Fu and Adrian and I hope to have your continued support with our new project.” Chris DeAngelis (bassist) will be releasing a solo album very soon. Jordan Giangreco (keyboardist) will be playing with multiple projects including Viral Sound and Legion of Jerry.”

Originally known as Psychedelic Breakfast, the group formed in the fall of 1998 and played their first show at UMASS Amherst’s Butterfield dormitory. Between 1998 and 2003 Psychedelic Breakfast garnered national attention and a rabid fan base by playing over 1,000 shows, including festivals like High Sierra, the Vibes, 10,000 Lakes and Berkshire Mountain Music. Changing monikers to The Breakfast in 2004, the band won a Jammy for best new groove and it’s players were gaining more praise after hi-profile collaborations at Bonnaroo when guitarist Palmieri and many other notables joined Particle for their famed late night set.

“We’d like to thank our fans first and foremost for their unyielding support and dedication,” Palmieri continues. “You are the reason we have made it this long with the same project and it’s not the end but a new beginning. It has become increasingly difficult to sustain 2 bands that require our full attention. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the attention Kung Fu has been getting and with a new record to promote and national tour plans… It just seems like the right time to let the Breakfast rest for a bit.”


There are 6 comments associated with this post

D$ October 17, 2011, 19:43:54

Will they return as, Lunch?

bdfreetuna October 17, 2011, 19:54:51

It’s a real shame because The Breakfast is probably the best band possible. No band rocks as hard and jams as hard at the same time. It’s just not possible. The catalog of music these guys have come up with over the years is incredibly genius and diverse beyond any band I’ve ever heard. That said, I wish Tim and Adrian the best of luck with Kung Fu and in whatever they do may they be blessed. Thanks for all the good times, boys! I know they also know The Breakfast is the most SER band possible and as a musician myself I know when they come back it’s gonna the most ser biz to ever hit the scene. Watch out for the come back!

Mark October 17, 2011, 21:00:02

Great band and Kung Fu is great except…they need a good singer, both bands. Sorry guys

Diana October 17, 2011, 21:04:14

Most underrated band on the scene. So happy to have been able to enjoy them for so long and to have experienced so many magical moments with the bfam. My life would not have been the same w/out this band — thank you so much to each of the members for all the amazing years! Love you guys.

Sy Koe, Ed Ellyk, Bret Kafist October 17, 2011, 23:18:53

It’s been a blast with you guys!
You will always rule my musical world!
On to the future!

buquebus October 18, 2011, 10:34:03


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