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The Knight Owls

Rank #101 US Fords, NJ Rock / Blues / Psychedelic


Sounds Like: Led Zeppelin Official, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Pink Floyd

Label: Currently Unsigned

Bio: Hailing from Fords, N.J., The Knight Owls are Matt Check (guitar and vocals), Chris Bruno (guitar and vocals), Manny Pena (bass), and Ron Wagenhoffer (drums/percussion).

An ever-evolving collection of dynamic musicians founded by father-and-son duo John and Matt Check, the band first broke onto ... See Full Bio

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“I first met Knight Owls at Checkstock 2009. I was asked to record the band. I didn't know it would be more than a few songs. However they were well prepared, and the whole album was shaped up quickly. Only the vocals were overdubbed,(studio has no vocal booth). I think the guitar work is what gives this band its edge. My gut feeling is Matt going to be well known among the top rock guitar players. ”
— James Miller, Studio 522
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Jul 13, 2012
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TKO July 2011
Jul 3, 2011
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  • 2013

    Feb 16

    Butler, NJ, US | 7:00pm

    Butler, NJ, US
    Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm



  • 2012

    Aug 11

    Kenilworth, NJ, US | 7:30pm

    Kenilworth, NJ, US
    Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:30pm


    To start off, this is going to be a great night overall! We have been working very hard on what we are about to share with you, and are very proud of it. Some details for the night: Cover charge at the door is $5. 10th Street Live serves GREAT FOOD and has a BAR and a great SOUND SYSTEM for the bands, so don't be afraid you will be at a show that is missing something. Everything you need is there! Great food, drinks, and music! Copies of the NEW ALBUM "Turning the Triad" will be on sale for $10. Please pick up a copy, you will be thankful that you did! The lineup of the night's music is going to be: 8:15pm: Steve Kelly of the Battle Begun (http://www.facebook.com/thebattlebegun) 9:15pm: Wilson-N-Main (http://www.facebook.com/wilsonnmain) 10pm: The Knight Owls (you know are URL, but for laughs: http://www.facebook.com/theknightowlsmusic) When we perform our set, which will be the tracks off the new album in order, we are going to give you the experience actually listening to the album. As soon we start, and until the end, we won't talk between songs. We're going to let the songs flow together the exact same way they do on the album. With hope, you transcend above this reality for a little bit as we intend. SO PLEASE, Save the date, share this page, invite your friends, and come and celebrate the release of our sophomore album, "Turning the Triad".

  • 2012

    Jun 25

    Woodbridge, NJ, US | 5:00pm
    Woodbridge High School
    Woodbridge, NJ, US
    Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:00pm


    The Mayor's Concert

  • 2011

    Nov 10

    Garwood, NJ, US | 7:30pm

    Garwood, NJ, US
    Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:30pm


    On November 20th 2010, we released our very first album "Who Gives a Hoot" to the public and haven't looked back since. Since then, our debut as been released on iTunes, it has been in rotation on WPSC 88.7, and WSOU 89.5, we have been interview by The Aquarian Weekly, and so much more! It is very hard to believe that a great year of music has gone by already, but it has! We'll be celebrating the anniversary of the release of ou...r debut album at The Crossroads (where we released it), Thursday, November 10th. Too make a great night even greater, celebrating the occasion with us will be our friends Sinsanity, and Sophomore. Peacock. TO MAKE AN ALREADY GREAT NIGHT EVEN GREATER, all the proceeds of the door this night will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, courtesy of all of the bands, and the Crossroads. We will also be donating half of the proceeds from "Who Gives a Hoot" to the PC Action Network as well .Come and celebrate one year with us! 9pm: Sinsanity 10pm: The Knight Owls 11pm: Sophomore. Peacock --------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you haven't yet! Grab your copy of our album at the show or download a digital copy on iTunes (http://goo.gl/wFKWx).

  • 2011

    Oct 26

    Stanhope, NJ, US | 7:00pm

    Stanhope, NJ, US
    Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:00pm


    We're gonna be at the "Last Great American Roadhouse" just in time for Halloween. So come out and support us and maybe dress up a bit! We believe we go on at 8pm, but as the date gets closer we will throw some updates up on this page regarding what is happening. http://StanhopeHouseNJ.com/ http://www.facebook.com/stanhopehouse http://www.facebook.com/theknightowlsmusic

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  • pinksideofthemoon (Artist) pinksideofthemoon
    good morning night owls ~ staying up all night making this great music ~ "hit the bricks" has a nice retro feel ~ sweet!
    Scarlett is a great track! We will share and will def. be back to hear more from you!
  • CorePreme (Artist) CorePreme
    Hey The Knight Owls Recommending, Commenting & Liking on FB/Twitter please feel free 2 do the same & Will Be Performing in NJ are U Interested in Collaborating?
  • Fatamorgana (Artist) Fatamorgana
    checking in for some awesome sound of rockin' musics... great stuffs guys...
  • KC Daleigh (Artist) KC Daleigh
    Great vocals and excellent riffs! ~KC
  • The KHM (Artist) The KHM
    Rockin' tracks, great blues playing!!
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