Working Breed is a scintillating quintet that writes original and eclectic Alt-Pop Art Rock full of surprises. Described by First Angel Media as “Steely Dan turned up to 11 and rocking out in a Prohibition-era speakeasy”, the band is a true aural amalgamation of minds. Frontwoman Erika June Christina Laing brings quirk through her gymnastic vocals and playful incorporation of trombone, trumpet, and musical saw, all supported by a solid base of emotive rock from guitarist Michael Dugan, pop taste from bassist Jake Churton, jazz feels from keyboardist Chloe Wiecz, and big-top precision from drummer Jeremy Papay. The hard-earned result is a carnival of sound as the group journeys together through jaunty songs of independence, histrionic ballads of heartache, and reverent tributes to healing. Since their inception in 2014 they’ve played hundreds of shows as they’ve headlined local festivals and opened for national touring acts such as Jefferson StarshipWild Child, Low Cut Connie, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, and Start Making Sense (Talking Head Tribute). Their full-length concept album, Hieroglpyhica, was released on August 24th, 2019.


Erika June Christina Laing / Vox, Trombone & Trumpet, Musical Saw
Michael Dugan / Guitar, Vox
Chloe Wiecz / Keys, Vox
Jake Churton / Bass
Jeremy Papay / Drums

Catch us at an Upcoming Show!


Check out the Official Music Video for Working Breed’s “Turtle Race”




Main Image by Craig Ferry Photography
Background Image Photography by Wild Blue Wander

  • JEFF SCOTT says:

    Heard your group on a rebroadcast (from back in September) of SLB’s(Saturday Light Brigade) archives out of Pittsburgh, PA over their online broadcast… FANTASTIC! Look forward to hearing more of your music in future… the vocals and instrumentation blends and harmonies I could listen to constantly. Please consider traveling up north to play in several venues.
    BTW – my family now lives near Portland, ME moving up from Pittsburgh.

  • David says:

    Saw the South Park show, loved it! When and where are you playing at the Italian Festival?

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