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Highway Breakdown

Years Active 2014

Genre Rock, Blues, Indie

Members Alex Watson - Vocals Clayton Brown - Guitar/Backing Vocals Dhivyan Somasundram - Bass Guitar Shane Lankaster - Drums/Backing Vocals

Describe Your Sound

“…Highway Breakdown breathe a youthful new life into the blues-rock genre…with enough pinch harmonics and devilishly fast solos to plaster the faces of the audience. Lead vocalist Alex Watson is a revelation…Amongst all this energy was that bluesy tone, which, when executed with this sort of accuracy, provides a vivid image in itself. ”
“If you want a guaranteed display of ability and organic musical expression, keep your sights locked on Highway Breakdown for what is sure to be an exciting year of new music. ” – James Hanlon : Xpress Magazine3



Clayton Brown


'Highway Breakdown' formed late in 2013 when guitarist Clayton Brown and Alex Watson met through an online advertisement on Musolist forums after both of their previous bands had fizzled out with members pursuing other things in life. Looking for a tight-knit 4-piece to bring their songwriting talents back into a live scenario, the lineup had many changes before being set with Dhivyan on bass and Shane on Drums at the start of 2014.


With influences spanning from Pearl Jam to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Sour and Gary Clark Jr, 'Highway Breakdown' brings a mix of heavy hitting blues guitar riffery and relateable/catchy vocal harmonies into a badass rock performance.

Shared Bills With

-The Rumble -Leah Miche -The Cold Acre -Approaching Opposite -Tell the Shaman -Animal -Ol' Bougenvillia -Hello Colour Red -Veronica's Assassin

Career Highlights

-ScorcherFest 2014 at Rosemount Hotel
-'Loaded Gun' EP Launch at the Civic Hotel

Current Activity

Currently looking for lots of gigs over the coming months and promotion/exposure for our EP.

Releases by Highway Breakdown

Loaded Gun EP