Gang of Thieves

Gang of Thieves

Balkun Brothers, Electrio

Sat · December 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$10.00

This event is 16 and over

Gang of Thieves
Gang of Thieves
Gang of Thieves are pioneering a new breed of American Rock n Roll, injecting funky riffs, catchy melodies, and electric violin into unforgettable high energy performances. From Opera Houses to Music Halls, and Colleges to Preschools, the Gang has captivated audiences of all ages from around the globe. The band is about to pull the curtains on their upcoming EP “Totem” (December 8th), recorded with grammy winning engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less than Jake). New singles “Raise Your Head” and “The Way I Feel” are now available to stream on Spotify, Itunes, and Youtube.
Gang of Thieves was formed in 2009 when cousins Michael Reit (Vocals) and Tobin Salas (Bass) joined forces with close friend Nicholas Wood (Guitar). Since then the Gang has played close to 1,000 shows through 38 states, receiving the title of “Road Warriors” from publishers around the country. During this time the Gang was joined by family and friends alike on guitar, drums, and horns, only just recently reverting back to a powerhouse 4 piece rock and roll outfit with Taylor Whipple on drums. Previous renditions of the Gang can be heard on their Dinosaur Sandwich Party album (2011, 4 Piece), Thunderfunk album (2014, 5 piece), and Born to be Loud album (2016, 6 piece).
“Packing their live performances with high energy and unforgettable showmanship, the Vermont funk rockers bring forth a new breed of Rock and Roll to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all kinds” - Live For Live Music
“Gang Of Thieves has a talent for taking notes from the funk and rock of older decades and adding a new, progressive type of sound on top of it that is not only captivating, but nearly impossible to not dance to.” - The Jamwich
Rush meets BS&T...Gang of Thieves put on quite a show” - AXS
Balkun Brothers
Balkun Brothers
Balkun Brothers is an American rock n' roll power duo hailing from Hartford, CT. Originally formed in 2010 by blood brothers Nick and Steve Balkun, the duo 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 heavy rock and funk grooves with traditional styles of delta and electric blues, the Balkun Brothers are crafting a unique sound and style all their own. Their distinct sound draws from a vast range of influences including The Black Keys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Black Sabbath, Johnny Winter, Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muddy Waters, Motörhead and many more.

The band’s live shows and in-studio recordings seamlessly transition between rock, blues, funk, jam, punk, psychedelia and everything in-between. Known for their explosive live shows, Balkun Brothers are quickly evolving into one of the USA’s premier duo acts and they are gaining followers rapidly across the world with their gritty hard-rockin’ attitude.

After being voted 'Best Blues Band in Connecticut' at the Connecticut Music Awards for the last 4 years in a row (from 2013-2016), the band was most recently awarded 'Best Rock Band in New England' at the 2017 New England Music Awards.

Balkun Brothers have been featured alongside Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Hoey, James Cotton, Gogol Bordello, Devon Allman, Melvin Seals and JGB, Eric Sardinas, Albert Castiglia,The Mike Dillon Band, Dopapod, Vapors of Morphine, Selwyn Birchwood and Chris Duarte. The duo has also been on major festival line-ups with The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Motley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Iggy Pop, Gary Clark Jr. and Elvin Bishop.

Brothers, Nick and Steve, independently produced and released their debut album in 2015 entilted, 'ReDrova', which was well received and rose to #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues-Rock album charts and was #5 on the Roots Music Report overall Blues charts.

Balkun Brothers signed with European label Dixiefrog Records in 2015 and will be releasing their much anticipated second album, 'Devil On TV', with Dixiefrog in May of 2017.

In addition to touring extensively throughout the United States, The band has also completed 3 European tours since 2015, performing in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France. They will return to Europe for their 4th tour in Germany, Holland and France in Fall of 2017.
Electrio
Electrio
Formed in 2015 as an offshoot to New England's jazz fusion band "Birds of Flame", Electrio members Chris Dixon, Gary Rzab and Randy Tougas set out to create original instrumental musical vignettes.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/