When an aspiring star plans to audition for America’s Got Talent, they typically spend weeks or months preparing a song or routine to perform in front of the judges. Not Broken Roots, though. In fact, their audition was their first time playing together ever.
44-year-old Austin and 37-year old Joey from Chicago, who both had jobs in law enforcement, met just six months ago.
“In our jobs, we see things that, quite frankly, we don’t want other people to see, and our outlet became music,” Austin explained during AGT‘s premiere on Tuesday night (May 26), before Joey added, “We ended up playing the same circuit for quite some time and then, randomly, he came to a show, we ended up clicking.”
The duo, now called Broken Roots, went on to deliver a rocked-out rendition of Bon Jovi‘s “Wanted Dead or Alive,” a fitting choice for law enforcement officials. Watch it below.