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Mar 18 2011
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Broad Way Sleep: IMA Profile

I was recently nominated for an Independent Music Award for the Broad Way Sleep song, Something to Touch. The IMAs interviewed us and posted this profile. Click here for full text.

Mar 09 2011
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Shy & Out of Season (Video Shoot / Shortlisted in ISC)

About a week ago, I reconnected with Jesse Blight, a smart director and my old dorm-mate from first year at YorkU. About fifteen minutes into our reunion, we agreed to shoot a video for the Broad Way Sleep song, Shy & Out of Season. About three days later we shot the video—mostly on location at the vintage store Cabaret, Queen Street, Toronto.

About two days ago, Broad Way Sleep was honoured to learn that Shy has been selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition! Very exciting news. The competition is judged by Rihanna, Peter Gabriel, Timbaland, Keane, Regina Spektor, Adele, Robert Smith (the Cure), K’Naan and others. 

About a day ago, I saw a cut of the video. Count on me posting that soon!

Thanks to Liana Yates for her behind the scenes photography.

Broad Way Sleep - Shy and Out of Season

Music: Alexander Punzalan Junior, Ralph Joseph

Lyrics: Robert Bolton

Vocals: Robert Bolton, Sarah Shafey, Alexander Punzalan Junior

More photo’s after the jump.

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IMA Nomination


Broad Way Sleep has been nominated in the 10th annual Independent Music Awards! A song I wrote with Ralph Joseph and Alexander The, “Something to Touch” is up for best rap/hip-hop song. Judging panel for this international awards program includes Seal, Suzanne Vega, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Jeremy Taggart (Our Lady Peace), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Ozzy Osbourne and more. Fans can vote too, so please do!

Jan 20 2011
Broad Way Sleep

Broad Way Sleep news

New single, EP, and song featured in a film. Read about it here.

Broad Way Sleep: Sound The Alarm

Broad Way Sleep is a songwriting collective I’m in with Ralph Joseph, Alexander The, and Sarah Shafey (and some others from time to time). Our new single is Sound The Alarm. I conceived the artwork with the talented designer Christine Mangosing - obvious nod to the famous poster by Russian Constructivist, Aleksandr Rodchenko.  1LoveTO just posted the song. So go have a listen.

Broad Way Sleep: Shy & Out of Season


Music: Ralph Joseph & Alexander The

Vox: Sarah Shafey & Robert Bolton

Lyrics: Robert Bolton

Art: Ilona Fiddy and Christine Mangosing for CMANGO DESIGN

Concept by Robert Bolton, based on the painting, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper


TEDxToronto Artist-In-Residence

Great honour. Silly photo. Full text here.

Jan 14 2011
Broad Way Sleep Press

Jan 14 2011
Broad Way Sleep Press