Wednesday, 28 December 2016


Break of Reality
29 December 2016 - American Rock Cello band, Break of Reality, will be performing a concert in Kota Kinabalu this coming 14th January 2017 at 7:30pm. The free showcase, 'Break of Reality Concert In KK', will be held at the Kompleks JKKN Sabah and up to 400 seats are up for grabs for free.

Break of Reality has accumulated over 18 million views on their Youtube channel and Huffington Post has regarded their cover of Game of Thrones as "the best rendition of the theme song you will ever hear".

Jointly organised by the US Embassy, American Voices and the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah (SPArKS), Break of Reality will put up a 75 minutes showcase and is open for anyone to come and watch. 'This is another opportunity for the people of Sabah to experience a performance by a popular American group. It's not often we get to see a talented group from abroad.' said Arthur E. Lee, the vice president of the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah.

Concert Details:
Date - 14 January 2017 (Saturday)
Time - 7:30pm (Doors Open), 8:00pm (Concert Starts)
Venue - Auditorium, Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara, Kompleks JKKN Sabah
Tickets - Complimentary (FREE) Passes can be obtain from Joan's Music Centre/RAM Studio at Damai Point (From 3rd January 2017 onwards)

Break of Reality:
Having sold out concerts in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Break of Reality is regarded as one of the world’s premiere alt-classical chamber ensembles. The band’s signature cello rock sound has bridged the gap between classical, rock and world music listeners, and in 2015, the members of Break of Reality were appointed music ambassadors by the U.S. Department of State.

Formed in 2003 at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Break of Reality has gone on to reach millions of listeners via platforms like Spotify and Pandora Radio, and their rendition of the Game of Thrones theme has over 12 million views on YouTube. The band has released four full length albums, including The Sound Between (2006), Spectrum of the Sky (2009), Covers (2012), and Ten (2014). Their music has been featured on a variety of radio, television and internet outlets, including NPR, PBS, Dateline NBC, Yahoo Music and Huffington Post. 

In addition to performing and recording, Break of Reality is dedicated to educational initiatives through music. The group has visited hundreds of public schools around the world, performing alongside music students and encouraging them to think outside of the box with their classical instruments. The band has also developed a DIY Lecture Series, designed to empower budding classical musicians with practical, real world music business knowledge.