Don Broco is a British rock band formed in Bedford, England in 2008. The band consists of members Rob Damiani on vocals, Simon Delaney on guitar, Tom Doyle on bass, and Matt Donnelly on drums. Since their inception, Don Broco has gained a significant following with their high-energy live performances and catchy, anthemic rock songs.
Early Career and Formation
Don Broco formed in 2008 when lead singer Rob Damiani, guitarist Simon Delaney, and drummer Matt Donnelly met while attending the same school in Bedford. They added bassist Tom Doyle shortly after and began writing and performing together. The band’s early sound was heavily influenced by post-hardcore and pop-punk, with bands such as Brand New, Foo Fighters, and Biffy Clyro cited as inspirations.
Rise to Fame
In 2011, Don Broco signed to the record label Search and Destroy, a subsidiary of Sony Music UK. They released their debut album, Priorities, in 2012, which peaked at number 25 on the UK Albums Chart. The album received critical acclaim and helped the band gain a larger following in the UK and Europe.
In 2015, Don Broco released their second album Automatic, which reached number six on the UK Albums Chart. The album featured a more polished sound and showcased the band’s ability to blend elements of rock, funk, and pop into their music.
In 2017, Don Broco released their third album, Technology, which was their most successful to date, reaching number five on the UK Albums Chart. The album featured a more electronic sound and explored themes of social media addiction and technology dependence.
Don Broco released their most recent album, Amazing Things, in 2021. The album features a more upbeat and optimistic sound compared to their previous work and includes collaborations with artists such as Phem and guitarist Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.
In addition to their albums, the band has also gained a reputation for their energetic and entertaining live performances. They have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe, playing festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Download, and Slam Dunk.
Don Broco has solidified their place as one of the most exciting and dynamic rock bands in the UK. With their catchy and energetic music, they have gained a loyal fanbase and continue to push the boundaries of the genre with each new release. Their live shows are a testament to their talent and passion for music, making them a must-see for any rock fan.