Hailing from Charlotte NC., “Halden Vang” is the power trio group formed and led by guitarist, singer/songwriter Jake Haldenwang, Jake is a ground breaking artist who delivers a scorchin’ blend of vintage & modern rock & roll with soul, R&B, blues, pop and funk. Jake’s stock in trade is his undeniable stage presence and unique musicianship. The stage chemistry of “Halden Vang” and their performances are described as intense, soulful and fiery delivered with a style and flare that pushes the boundaries of music. Being influenced by a diverse music landscape, “Halden Vang” has cultivated a signature sound that is inspired by many different genres and influential artists, such as; Foo Fighters, Black Crowes, Black Keys, Myles Kennedy, Paramore, Jack White, Steve Marriott, Clapton, Hendrix, David Coverdale, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, SRV, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Rival Sons, Little Big Town, Cage the Elephant, Stevie Wonder, Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, Albert Collins, Otis Redding and Bob Dylan.
Jake has appeared as a guest guitarist with Umphreys McGee, Buddy Guy, Marshall Tucker, Chris Hicks, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Robin Rogers and Bryan Lee. At age 16, Jake was nominated & awarded "Artist of the Year" by Queen City Music Awards. Now at the age 18, Jake has received his 2nd nomination for Charlotte’s, “Rock Artist of the Year” and he’s solidified “Halden Vang”, having already shared show billing with music greats; Warren Haynes, Greg Allman, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Drivin N’ Cryin, Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Moreland & Arbuckle, Trombone Shorty, Tommy Castro, The Holmes Brothers, Tom Hambridge and Webb Wilder. “Halden Vang” has performed at hundreds of notable club, theater and festival dates through-out the South East states, to include; Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Live Nation’s TWC Amphitheatre, The Fillmore, Sarasota Blues Fest, Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest, Neighborhood & Visulite Theatre, The Chop Shop, The Double Door, Southland Ballroom, BB Kings, The Orange Peel, Asheville Music Hall, Don Gibson Theatre, 12th & Porter, The Rutledge, 3rd & Lindsley, Ground Zero, and Webster Hall-NYC. Additionally, Jake is an accomplished acoustic musician, who also performs as a solo artist, as well as being a multi instrumentalist, playing both the bass guitar and drums. At age 15, Jake attended the 2011 Winter NAMM Show by artist invitation from Fender Guitars and he is also a proud member of famed rock photographer, Robert M Knight’s, “Brotherhood of the Guitar”.
Jake’s music career started from the moment he picked up a guitar at age 11. He began performing live shows by age 12 and at age 13, he was locally recognized, being chosen to represent Charlotte NC at the 2009 International Blues Challenge, IBC Youth Showcase. As a song writer, he wrote his first song at age 14 and released his first studio CD “Tell The Truth” at age 15. Now being slated for a 2013 release, the power trio’s “How About Now” CD, mastered by Gene Paul, son of the legendary guitarist/inventor Les Paul, will feature six of Jake’s original songs. “Halden Vang” is a band on the rise packed with Jake’s fresh, contemporary, authentic musicianship and astounding live performances who’s compass is poised to guide them to the top.
“HALDEN VANG” NOTE WORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Oct 14, 2013 Jake Haldenwang, nominated as “Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Sept. 12, 2012 Jake Haldenwang, nominated & selected by public vote for “Carolinas Got Talent” Showcase
Dec 10, 2011 Jake Haldenwang, awarded with “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 12, 2011 Jake Haldenwang , nominated as Rock “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
July 5, 2011 “HaldenVang” Nominated for a CMA Rock “Band of the Year” Charlotte Music Awards
Oct. 2009 2nd Place Band Finalist - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society - IBC Band Competition.
Oct. 2008 Artist chosen to represent Charlotte, NC at the 2009 IBC Youth Showcase-Memphis, TN
Halton Theater - Charlotte NC ~ Special guest performer with Buddy Guy
Neighborhood Theater - Charlotte, NC ~ Guest performer with Marshall Tucker
3rd & Lindsley - Nashville TN ~ Opening act for Webb Wilder and Tom Hambridge
Midtown Sundries - Chrlt NC ~ Guest Guitarist with BMA Award Winners Tommy Castro & Robin Rogers
The Orange Peel - Asheville NC ~ Guest performer with Umphreys McGee
The Fillmore-Charlotte NC ~ Guest performer with Umphreys McGee
Mad River Grill ~ Low Country Blues Fest, Wilmington NC ~ Guest Guitarist with Bryan Lee
NC Music Factory - Charlotte NC ~ Guest Guitarist with Drivin N’ Cryin
“HALDEN VANG” NOTE WORTHY VENUE & BOOKING APPEARANCES
Oct 13, 2012 Don Gibson Theater, Opening for The Holmes Brothers
Oct 8, 2011 Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest -Kure Beach, NC. (Opening for Jimmie Vaughan)
Sept 16-17 ‘11 Maggie Valley Fall Rally ~ Carolina Harley Davidson Dealer Assoc, Maggie Valley Festival
Sept 10, 2011 Live Nation ~Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, BBQ & Blues ~ Charlotte NC (Event Event Headliners ~ Buddy Guy & Jimmie Vaughan)
June 4, 2011 J3 Guitar Maggeddon Tour ~ The Sylvia Theater, York, SC
May 14, 2011 J3 Guitar Maggeddon Tour ~ The Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte NC
Apr 15, 2011 Come See Me Festival ~ Headliner “Moonlight Jazz & Blues” Rock Hill, SC
Dec 10, 2010 Warren Haynes Annual Christmas Jam ~ Asheville NC. (Event Show Billing with Warren Haynes, Greg Allman, Umphrey’s McGee, Steve Miller, Drivin N’ Cryin)
Contact “Halden Vang” at: JakeHaldenwangMusic@Live.com