Broke Royals


DC needs music. Music brings communities together and reduces stress after a long week. That’s important in a city known for its grinding work ethic and high tensions.

Broke Royals are a Washington D.C.-based rock band formed by Philip Basnight and Colin Cross. Basnight and Cross have been playing music together since early 2014, elevating each other’s talents from every angle. As the owner of Unkempt & Overcaffeinated Studios, Colin has been able to help transform Basnight’s prolific songwriting into richly layered, energetic, and stirring tracks. In live settings, accompanied by their live band members, Basnight’s warm and compelling vocal presence balances Cross’s driving and tom-ridden drum techniques, culminating in full-bodied anthems.
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