Jack Bastard


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Mandolin.


Jack Breidenstein aka “Jack Bastard“ contact jackbastardstny.rr

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY Jack "Bastard" Breidenstein Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, became know as "Jack Bastard" soon after moving to Central New York in 2001. With his sarcastic & sometimes (not intentionally) abrasive comments he found himself being called "Bastard" more and more, first by band mates then people began to think it was his nickname, so rather than fight it, he decided to embrace it and "Jack Bastard" was born.

3x Buffalo Area Music Award recipient
Top Original Group – The Arrivals
Top Original Group – Izzy Rexx
Top Tribute Band – Roadside Attraction (tribute to the Tragically Hip)

Was the supporting act for Cheap Trick, The Ramones, Platinum Blonde, B.T.O., Concrete Blonde, Chesterfield Kings, The Forgotten Rebels, Rockcandy, The Blasters, Teenage Head, Sven Gali, Lillian Axe, and Nitro.
Appeared on WIVB Ch 4 "Wake Up Show" and performed the original single "Can You Believe"
Toured extensively in Canada and the North East, performing in legendary clubs and venues such as “The Gas Works” and “Larry’s Hideaway” (Toronto CA), CBGB’s (NYC) “The Living Room” (Providence RI), “The Continental” and “Showplace Theater” (Buffalo NY), “The Chance” Poughkeepsie NY, “Penny Arcade” (Rochester NY)
Festivals - FredoiniaFest (Fredonia NY), Caveman Olympics Bike Rally (Hamilton Ontario), Music Is Art (Buffalo NY), New York State Fair (Eastend Grill), Thursday in The Square (Buffalo NY), Utica Monday Night’s (Utica NY), Allentown Art Festival (Buffalo NY), 96.9 WOUR Beach Party (Sylvan Beach NY)

Song "The Chill" appeared on the Buffalo Rocks compilation CD.
Song "Downspin" was featured on Buffalo’s 106.5 "The Bear" radio compilation CD.
Jack’s Rendition of Banana Splits "Tra La La" was featured on the compilation release, "Shred & Regan TV Theme Song CD", sponsored by WPHD 103.3 and Media Play. The CD also featured the theme from "Friends" re-done by Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls.
ASCAP Member since 1996.
Released the yuletide classic "I saw Mommy Kissin' Santa Clause" on "The Other Christmas CD" sponsored by Pepsi and Media Play.
Worked with legendary producer Daniel Lianias (U2’s Joshua Tree) at Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton, Ontario.
Recorded a 7 song promotional CD at Robbie Takac’s Trackmaster Studios (Buffalo, NY) with his group Nothing But Earth, that is available in WNY Media Play, New World Records, Boarders Books & Music, and Jukeboxes all over Western New York.

Screen name:
Jack Bastard
Member since:
Feb 11 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Butch Walker, Soul Asylum, Ramones, Bowie, Tom Petty,Goo Goo Dolls, The Replacements, Lit, Green Day, Matchbox 20, Steve Earl, Faster Pussycat, Skynard


American Tele, Bogner Amps, VooDoo Labs Switching, TC Electronics FX, Pro-Tools and Logic 9