Hailing from that place where vocabulary ends and art takes over, Broken Lexicon are an acoustic duo who weave together a Kiwi Russian fusion of music that is lively, heartfelt and original. Crafting songs with a Folk-Funk, Gypsy-Jazz flavour.
The duo is made up of New Zealander Brook Davies, with her connective lyrics and catchy melodies, and Russian born Alexey Medvedev with his highly percussive, finger-picking style of acoustic guitar playing, which was developed in the streets and music academies of Moscow.
Over 2015 and 2016, Broken Lexicon developed their sound, and played gigs at venues including The Southern Cross Garden Bar and Restaurant, Baobab and Laundry Bar in Wellington. They also played at TOAD Hall Motueka, and Folk Club events including Mainly Acoustic Music Club in Upper Hutt, Christchurch Folk Music Club, and Greendale Folk Club.
The pair recorded 12 tracks at Brook’s family home in early 2016. They then had over a year apart, while Alexey visited his roots in Moscow, and mixed down the duo’s first album whilst there. In the meantime Brook worked on creating their first music video. Having recently reunited in New Zealand in mid 2017, they are excited to be creating and sharing their music again!
Broken Lexicon’s debut album ‘Springboard’ will be self-released later in 2017, along with a video single of the same name.
Have a listen at: www.soundcloud.com/broken-lexicon
Check out some rehearsal Sessions at: www.vimeo.com/brokenlexicon
Find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/brokenlexicon