Rob Miller and Dan Wright met in a middle school band at the age of 15 and were like brothers from day one. Little by little, the music and bands got better, but it wasn’t enough for success: Their dream faded, and they both went different ways. Rob stuck to recording, and today as a sound studio owner,he first and foremost lets others shine. Discover ‘Under the moon, under the sun’ by ’20 Year Short Break’ in Formula Indie the January 10th
became an IT specialist and has worked for
the biggest companies in Germany for many
years. Both started families and have been
sacrificing everything for them ever since, but
together, they never made music again.
Together at a concert 2018, they rediscovered
their dream and decided to create a lasting
musical legacy, one that reflects their lives
and leaves their children with more than just
photos and videos. Rob and Dan’s idea is an
artistic intergenerational project that
preserves their coming of age stories and
later life experiences in sincere, truthful
The songs reflecting two lives that are
ordinary – and yet very unusual. Pretty much
the way that real people tend to be. And Rob
and Dan are real. While they share the
songwriting, arrangements, and vocals
between themselves, their roles are
otherwise clearly defined: Dan does the
guitar work, Rob does the production,
recording, and mixing. Apart from top
drummer Tony from Nashville, Henrik and
Gandy on bass, and a backing choir, Rob and
Dan did everything on their own.
And you can’t miss it: The combination of
Springsteen Rock, Bonamassa Blues, Blake
Shelton Country and a shot of metal with a
finish like Deep Purple isn’t only as clean as
dirty can be, it’s also the basis for lyrics
reflecting Rob and Dan’s lives – lyrics that
could hardly be more private or intimate.
They convey deep experiences; successes,
failures, their lives as fathers, and as
brothers. Their songs are self-reflections,
shared with the Short Breaker Family, and all
those who value pure honesty and unique
For the truth lies in the dust, not in the disco
Rob and Dan take us on a road trip through their
lives: Up, down, forward, backward, but always
on the move. So clean off your Ray-Bans, fire up
the V8, roll down the windows, stick your
elbows out, and let’s hit the gas!
What else is gonna’ happen? No one knows.
Does it even matter? It sure as hell doesn’t.
Rarely has the road been the destination as
much as it has been here because very few have
the courage to give it a second shot.
Especially after a 20-year short break.
The fulfillment of a lifelong dream?
We sure as hell hope so.