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Gang of Thieves, Balkun Brothers

Gang of Thieves is stealing back the spirit of American rock n roll!

These legendary Vermont Rockers bring the funky fury of the Northeast with them wherever they go. A national touring act, Gang of Thieves is coming to you live in support of their NEW ALBUM: THUNDERFUNK, recorded in Berkeley, CA with Grammy Award winning engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less than Jake). The Gang was also recently nominated for "Rock Act of the Year" by the 2013 New England Music Awards, and Best Funk Group by 7 Days “Seven Daysies” contest.

"Gang of Thieves, you've really done it this time. Soaring guitars, early 90s grunge style vocals, Flea level basslines, and a mix of funk and rock to make a party a rager... you [gave] us Thunderfunk and it's just another damn level."
-John Powell, www.angelica-music.com 

Gang of Thieves' sound and energy is a cross between Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with a funky blast of Green Mountain soul thrown in the mix. With a live show that will leave you screaming and exhausted from your nose to your rump, these up and coming rock stars will leave you begging for more! 

 

Now having performed all across the United States, the Gang has shared the stage with acts such as Skid Row, Lucid, Sophistafunk and Twiddle, wowing audiences of all ages. From the legendary Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA to the Middle East in Boston, MA, Gang of Thieves has stolen hearts across the nation and continues to skyrocket on the radar as one of the nations' premier rock and roll experiences.

Balkun Brothers is an American blues-rock band hailing from Hartford, CT. Originally formed in 2010 by brothers Nick and Steve Balkun. Balkun Brothers has been described as “… Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin’ American blues… The band brings a raw, soulful and energetic personality that is a fresh sound for blues and rock ’n roll.” -Theday.com. Mixing traditional styles of delta and electric blues, with heavy modern rock and funk grooves, the Balkun Brothers are crafting a unique sound and style all their own. The trio is fusing the past with the present and pushing the sonic bounds of blues into the future. Though the band’s sound is deeply rooted in blues tradition, Balkun Brothers draw from a vast range of influences. The band’s live shows and in-studio recordings seamlessly transition between blues, rock, funk, jam, psychedelia and everything in-between.