24-7 / Press

“Every Now and then one comes across individuals that make us sit up and take notice.This is the case with the young band 24-7.”

“The Austin School of Music is proud to include the following, or members of their families, in our local family of musicians, past and present: Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Sara Hickman, Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan, Arc Angels), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Arc Angels), Terri Bozzio, Doyle Bramhall, Hayes Carll, Bob Fonseca, Turk Pipkin, Willy Braun (Reckless Kelly), Trish Murphy, Micky Braun (Micky and the Motorcars), Nick Vallejo, Matt Vallejo, Bill Collings, Mike Young (Owner – Hula Hut, Chuy’s, Shady Grove), Tony Scalzo (Fastball), Floyd Domino (Asleep at the Wheel), Steve Hennig, Patrice Pike (Sister Seven), Gary Keller (Founder and Chairman of the Board - Keller Williams Realty International), Michael Murphy, Dale Dudley, Loris Lowe, George W. Bush, Lance Armstrong ”

“Today's edition of Youth Spin contained an interview by Zoe Cordes Selbin with the Victoria, TX band...”

“It was a talent Vallejo said he noticed when his sons were charged with performing at their grandfather's Christmas parties when they were just 3 and 5. ”

“One of the youngest bands in the Crossroads is practicing to perform with Los Lonely Boys on Saturday at Riverside Park. ”

“We jokingly wondered if the very first act of the day was annoyed that they were missing the Saturday morning cartoons. Victoria, Texas' 24-7 includes four very talented boys—three of them in their early teens, and the solid and talented drummer was about 11. They proved to be quite grown up with a bluesy funk style reminiscent of Los Lonely Boys. Looking at these boys (and their female guest vocalist with a voice of true soul) perform on the Pavilion Stage certainly took me back to an eighth-grade party in which the band got all the girls, except this band actually does have potential. Their set included a little bit country, a little bit Santana with a twist, and an instrumental “Low Rider,” which gives me hope in thinking not all boys are listening to Nickelback these days. 24-7 guitarrist Nikko Vallejo is a great talent, a pleasure to watch. ”