What is Broken
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What is Broken

Red Bank, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Red Bank, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Duo Alternative Rock




"Radio Show"

"This is easily the best acoustic driven band we've heard in a long time, you know we always open the showcase every year with something extremely unique and out of the box and man this is them all the way" -Patty Baccielo

"Christina, their vocalist who also plays acoustic in the band, she's a rising star, this girl's dark songs are Grammy worthy and it's not just us noticing, they're on all the big festivals and they're breaking really huge this year. This is one of the best showcase openers we've had in years, can't wait to see this band live"-John Staffieri - Rock Solid Pressure Show


This Story EP-2015

Jason's Song Single-2019



What is Broken is a female fronted acoustic duo starring Christina Signorile and Michael Calabrese; they have been playing together since 2006. Christina, the principal songwriter, combines a hooky, lyrical quality with a unique open tuning and driving rhythms. Michael has years of experience playing fusion, jazz, and rock, and layers it over Christina's aggressive and sometimes dark original songs. Christina and Michael often improvise in their performances and are equally at home playing a ballad or hard jam.

In and around the tri-state area, from The NYC Marathon, to music Festivals in Boston, MA and Baltimore, MD, What is Broken has been playing clubs and coffee houses; recently they released their newest single "Jason's Song” produced by Mark Christensen, owner of Engine Room Audio. Christensen has worked with Mr.Probz, OK GO, The Killers, Trey Songs, Boyz II Men, Tony Braxton and 50 Cent. Shawn Pelton, drummer for Saturday Night Live who has worked with Billy Joel, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and many more, also played drums on the track.

"Jason's Song,” the result of a life altering loss, was written by Christina about her cousin Jason, who, after years of struggling with mental illness and substance abuse, passed away in 2016. The band hopes “Jason’s Song” will help to combat the stigmas attached to these devastating issues.  What is Broken will be filming a video later this year featuring families from all over New Jersey who have lost loved ones to this ongoing crisis.

With showcases at the Millennium Music Conference, Singer-songwriter Cape May, a slot at the Officially Home Festival, Rock Out The Dope Music Festival and most recently generating a huge buzz at the highly sought after Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase in NY. What is Broken continues to gain traction on the original music scene up and down the east coast.


Band Members