After coming onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’ roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a style of music all their own in the USA and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world, becoming known for their high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to Amsterdam to New York City.
Balkun Brothers have been featured alongside acts such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Iggy Pop, Gogol Bordello, Vapors of Morphine, Motley Crüe, Slayer, Eric Sardinas, Dopapod, James Cotton, and many more.
Their new album is due for release in Spring 2017 on the French label, Dixiefrog Records. The band recently completed their 3rd European tour this fall which will be followed by a full East Coast United States tour.
Breakfast For The Boys
B4TB is a 5-piece collective of impassioned musicians, dedicated to capturing the accessibility of pop and the soul of rock&roll in original music. The group is fronted by powerhouse lead vocalist Aubrey Haddard “who sings with fiery, ripped-speaker, throat-torching grit that must be seen to be understood,” (John Burdick, The New Paltz Times), and supported by an eclectic rhythm section consisting of Sam Smith’s bold bass melodies and songwriting, hypnotic ambiance provided by Lukas Brenard on the keys, Pierce Allen’s extensive range from chicken pickin to heart-wrenching solos on guitar and the undeniable pocket of Roger LaRochelle’s commanding groove.
The group’s debut album “The Ides of March,” released May 2015, illustrates the large variety of genres and backgrounds being brought to the table, while the second album, scheduled to be released in Summer of 2016, will prove to be a pure representation of this band’s authentic sound. With a split home base between Boston and the Hudson Valley Region, B4TB is easy to catch live and consistently touring in the North East. Combining tight-knit groove, old-school blues and new-wave R&B, this band breathes life into a whole new style of soul.