Los Angeles, 2013: Take the art of timeless songwriting, infuse it with astounding instrumental prowess, and throw in the blistering energy and attitude of the 21st century. What do you get? 28 North.
Take the art of timeless songwriting, infuse it with astounding instrumental prowess, and throw in the blistering energy and attitude of the 21st century. What do you get? 28 North. Recently Voted Best Band in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine, the members of the band — Michael Lindner, Taylor Netzler, Tyler Bond, and Dominic Liberati — have been putting on epic, crowd-pleasing shows all across the U.S. from New York to California, and everywhere in between. An ever-growing mob of fans has been coming out to watch 28 North perform with groups like Blues Traveler, Young the Giant, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, and Crash Kings. The band has recently signed with legendary manager Jerry Heller (CCR, CSNY, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, NWA) and relocated to Los Angeles. 28 North has become a Los Angeles staple regularly performing at The Roxy, The Viper Room, and House of Blues LA. The groups self titled record, ’28 North’ has gotten radio play for 28 North in over 150 markets across the nation. A staple at the SXSW and CMJ festivals, 28 North has taken their act over the top with this record. With their unparalleled vocal harmonies, virtuosic guitar work, polished hook laden songwriting, a rapidly expanding fan base, and their boundless charisma, it’s only a matter of time before “28 North” is blazing from the stadium lights.28 North is currently playing tour dates nationally and working with Grammy Award producer David Kershenbaum and Gavin MacKillop on what is poised to be their breakout record, “World on Fire.”
Gabe Rosenn Band: Gabe Rosenn plays modern blues-rock guitar...Hailing from the Boston area, he moved to LA in 2007 after living in New York City for five years, and graduating Vassar College in 2000. Gabe's influences range from rock giants- Hendrix, Clapton, and Jimmy Page to newer talents- Derek Trucks (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Allman Bros), Doyle Bramhall II (Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd), and jazz legends, John Schofield, Miles Davis, and Sonny Rollins. Other recent influences include Ben Harper, the Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr, the Beastie Boys, and the White Stripes.
With its eclectic blend of blues, rock, jazz, and funk; the Gabe Rosenn Band, is an active part of the LA blues and rock scene, and has performed at the House of Blues, Viper Room, Whisky A Go Go, Rose City Rocks Festival, maintained a year long residency at Tantalum restaurant, and played the Living Room in New York City. The GRB has competed three times in the Int'l Blues Competition, placing fourth in 2011. Since its formation in 2007, the band has recorded three albums- Nine Blues, 2008, (as Los Devastrados), California Soul, 2010, and the New Directions EP 2012. Rosenn also performs with Big Joe Hurt and the Soul Junkies.
The players in the GRB rotate but typically include Drew Allsbrook-bass, David Cowan- drums; though sometimes include Alex Romero- bass, Jens Kuross or Christopher Allis on drums.
Lumaria : Lumaria was born on the mountains of Mount Shasta, California. See, a dream came to Sam Mujica one night that told him to gather three specific people and head to the mountain. Not being one to question these types of things,he gathered Kevin Coyle, Jeff Gorski, and himself in the car and headed north of Los Angeles. After driving through the night, they arrived with no plan and no final destination other than the town itself.
Foxxhound : Foxxhound wants to show that great songwriting and live performances can be accomplished without the need for effects or a stage full of musicians. Their belief is that if the songs are strong and that if the musical chemistry is there, it will transcend.
Daniel grew up on punk rock and heavy metal but is influenced by songwriters like Elliott Smith, Otis Redding, Morrissey, and Fat Mike of NOFX. He studied classical guitar and musical composition at Chapman University. Lizzi has studied cello since she was 7, graduated from the Orange County High School of The Arts, and is currently attending Chapman University studying cello.