These braves souls are known as Vinyl Jones (lead vocals, keys & production), Eric Coomer (lead vocals, keys & guitar), Kevin Tetuan (guitar, keys & bgv's), Nick Waugh (bass, bgv's) and Justin Paul Mitchell (drums, percussion). "I grew up in the 80's with an obsession for hip-hop, but at the same time it wouldn't be unusual to find me listening to the latest from Duran Duran or The Eurythmics. This is a musical heritage that the band and I share," Jones says. "There is a whole generation of people who grew up with this same musical experience, and it's only now starting to manifest in the diversity we're seeing on the Billboard charts." Jones adds, "These days, it seems like 70 percent of the college kids who are buying The Ting Ting's & Kings Of Leon are also buying Kanye West or The Cool Kids ... good music is simply good music, no matter the style." KNAPSACKHEROES! have shared the stage with national acts such as Jonezetta, Seabird, Red, John Reuben, Framing Hanley, Kevin Max and MC Chris just to name a few.
The future of this band looks to carry much promise as well, as the K! are currently in the midst of recording a new full length LP with industry veterans Lynn Nichols and Tedd T (the men behind the scenes of MuteMath, Mat Kearney, Delirious and many other seminal acts). KNAPSACKHEROES! offer the talent and a uniqueness that may indeed prove to be what the industry needs to save it from the current slump. For more information or to schedule an interview/performance with KNAPSACKHEROES!, please contact @ MGMT@knapsackheroes.com or 615-720-2585. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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