Jack "Bastard" Breidenstein - singer, songwriter and guitarist....
3x Buffalo Area Music Award recipient
• Top Original Group – The Arrivals
• Top Original Group – Izzy Rexx
• Top Tribute Band – Roadside Attraction (tribute to The Tragically Hip)
• Was the supporting act for Gavin DeGraw, Cheap Trick, The Ramones, Platinum Blonde, B.T.O., Concrete Blonde, Chesterfield Kings, The Forgotten Rebels, The Blasters, Teenage Head, Sven Gali, Lillian Axe, and Nitro.
• Appeared on WIVB Ch 4 "Wake Up Show" and performed the original single "Can You Believe"
• Toured extensively in Canada and the North East, performing in legendary clubs and venues such as “The Gas Works” and “Larry’s Hideaway” (Toronto CA), CBGB’s (NYC) “The Living Room” (Providence RI), “The Continental” and “Showplace Theater” (Buffalo NY), “The Chance” (Poughkeepsie NY), “Penny Arcade” (Rochester NY)
• Festivals - FredoiniaFest (Fredonia NY), Caveman Olympics Bike Rally (Hamilton Ontario), Music Is Art (Buffalo NY), New York State Fair (Syracuse, NY), Thursday in The Square (Buffalo NY), Utica Monday Night’s (Utica NY), Tioga Downs Casino, (Nichols NY)Allentown Art Festival (Buffalo NY), 96.9 WOUR Beach Party (Sylvan Beach NY), Exposure Concert for domestic violence (Buffalo NY), Taste of the Catskills (Delhi NY)
• Jack is currently performing live with band mate Andre “Virus” Karkos (Device, Dope, Big & Rich, Rock of Ages Broadway) for Earl Cohen Productions artist DENA, Mansion Audio artist Tim Ruffo and can also been seen doing solo acoustics shows.
• Worked with legendary producers Daniel Lianias (U2, Neil Young, Dashboard Confessional), Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Pink, Nelly) and Jeff DaBella (Auto Pilot Off, Dena)
• Song "The Chill" appeared on the Buffalo Rocks compilation CD.
• Song "Downspin" was featured on Buffalo’s 106.5 "The Bear" radio compilation CD.
• Jack’s Rendition of Banana Splits "Tra La La" was featured on the compilation release, "Shred & Regan TV Theme Song CD", sponsored by WPHD 103.3 and Media Play. The CD also featured Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls.
• ASCAP Member since 1996.
• Jack’s Guitar, Writing, Production and Vocals talents have been used with such artists as – Tim Ruffo, Dropclutch, Dena, Fistprint, Laura Ackley, Wreckless Marcy, Ashley Lux, Dirty Martini, Hula (with ex Goo Goo Dolls Drummer George Tutuska).
• Commercial work for Saranac Brewery, Florist Network, RC Web designs, Power Of 1 MMA and the film score for the Mick Thomas film "Rhythm"
• Released the yuletide classic "I saw Mommy Kissin' Santa Clause" on "The Other Christmas CD" sponsored by Pepsi and Media Play.
• Recorded a 7 song promotional CD at Robbie Takac’s (Goo Goo Dolls) Trackmaster Studios (Buffalo, NY)
• Jack contributed Guitar and Vocals to the upcoming CD "Strange ways...Our toast To Ace Frehley" and a forthcoming Talas tribute.