Breastfist is Bill Campbell’s weird baby.
The baby was originally conceived during a conversation in 2007 where Alan Hampton (bass) and Bill (drum) were laughing about how often bandleaders would say stuff like “don’t play a groove” or “don’t make it too funky” or “no backbeat”. The conversation moved to the idea of starting their own band, just them, just sexy grooves and funky bass lines. they did just that, and they saw that it was good and needed a name.
One day soon after, Alan, Bill and his girl Lindsey were walking around in Prospect Park and Lindsey was like “where should we eat breastfist?” That’s it-the perfect name! Bill pumped his fist with the thumb sticking through all nipple-like. It even had a sick logo.
Years passed, more band members, killer shows, cathartic jams, ripping guitar solos, magical stanky synth odysseys, creamy vocal spreads, sweaty dance parties, flightless bird freak outs, trash bag filled with unitards, fans being all “you guys are my favorite band!”, exposed midriffs, adult incontinence products, a mushroom penis, a few Facebook likes, more songs, more years…
In 2012 the debut record, “Tickly Shimmers” was self released and caught the ear of many with hot hits such as “Chastity Belt”, “Booty”, and “a Lickin”. Word spread of the album and the incredible live experience. …More years, Guadalajara, NYE at Irving Plaza with Snarky Puppy, that jam scene dude Keller Williams covering “Talk to the Fist”, more songs, fans singing along cuz they know the words- “he made the penis fit the ‘gina, and several other holes kinda, ladies say his name out loud, makin fellas hella proud…“