Working Breed is a scintillating quartet that writes original and eclectic Glam Rock with Indie-Pop edges full of surprises. 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, synths, and musical saw, all supported by a solid base of emotive rock from guitarist Michael Dugan, clever pop tastes from bassist Jake Churton, and big-top precision from drummer Jeremy Papay. 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 in 2019, soon to be followed by their new album, Gaslighter, due out early 2023.


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

Catch us at an Upcoming Show!


Check out the Working Breed’s live performance opening for Jefferson Starship!




Main Image by Wes Mason Media
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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