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The V-Knights are a four-piece band comprised of 14 year old twin brothers (Gabriel-bass guitar, Christian-lead guitar) and their 12 year old brother, Alex, on drums, and 8 year old Nicolas on drums and vocals. The group started performing in January 2010.
On February 4, 2011, the band of three brothers performed at the 27th International Blues Challenge in Memphis - the first time in the 20-year history that a youth group has been selected by The Phoenix Blues Society to represent the Phoenix community at this prestigious and renowned event! The trio dazzled the crowd with emotive riffs and lyrics at the world famous “Alfred’s Blues Club” on Beale Street. Their gutty performance earned them the opportunity to perform in Tacoma Washington for the South Sound Blues Association and Gray Sky Blues Music Festival on April 9, 2011 with national recording artist Bob Corritore and Dave Riley.
The siblings’ all-original rockin’ blues revival sounds are composed entirely by the elementary school-age prodigies. The V-Knights proudly name blues greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Vaughan, Carlos Santana, John Lee Hooker Jr., Buddy Guy, BB King, Eric Clapton, Albert King, Willie “Big Eyes”, and Muddy Waters among their chief influences.
With 18 original songs to their credit, the self-taught V-Knights have recently had their song “Gas Pump Blues” featured on WRCN radio in New York City on the Grave Yard Blues Radio show with Jerry Schaefer and performed live a staggering 29 times in 2011 alone. In August 2010, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital selected the V-Knights as the official band for the Kids Rock Stars Program sponsored by Kohl’s, a national outreach initiative conceived to prevent childhood obesity and promote healthy families. The very same month, the philanthropic band performed at the annual Blues in the Schools event hosted by the Phoenix Blues Society. The event raises money and provides children with free music lessons along with curriculum to share the history of blues in schools.
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