it's a good day to be young.
Cameron Lavi-Jones along with bassist Hamoon Milininia, rock drummer Oz Labrae, and cellist Chet Peterson have a singular mission: grab alt-rock by the collar and drag it into the willing arms of a new generation of rock fans fueling the unstoppable resurgence of rock. Led by 22-year-old Cameron Lavi-Jones, King Youngblood’s music is a step into the future of rock according to many top music industry leaders and taste-makers including producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and Soundgarden) and London Bridge studio owner and producer Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, Smokey Brights, My Chemical Romance, Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Death Cab For Cutie).
King Youngblood’s sound incorporates a unique blend of alt-rock, Indie-rock, and pop-rock ballads, with both live and looped drums, hook-laden, and anthemic arena rock choruses, and lyrics overflowing with intersectionality, and messages of social justice. The songs stand just as strong full electric as well as unplugged, stripped down to Lavi-Jones singing with an acoustic guitar or adding his band mates on acoustic cello and bass. King Youngblood’s sound is rooted in the tradition of current, and very successful artists like the Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Foster the People, Weezer, Gang of Youths, Royal Blood, Fever 333, and can even be compared to the energy and social justice message levels of Tom Morello’s Rage Against the Machine.
King Youngblood’s show’s rock hard, and could explode into moshing or, a giant feather pillow fight (that was a mess to clean up!). A King Youngblood show could also be a secret intimate unplugged show. No matter the venue, –Lavi-Jones and his band will always put on an electrifying take no prisoners rock show.
WE ARE king youngblood
Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones
Matt Cameron and Matt Chamberlain
Lead Vocals and Guitar
Bass and Vocals
Guest recording drummers
Executive Producer, Producer
putting the world on notice.
A strong belief in doing what is right, lies at the core of what drives Lavi-Jones and his band. That belief seeps into his creative expressions as a musician, an activist, and as a human. Lavi-Jones: “As a black Jew, I’ve been incredibly lucky to grow up with a sense of pride in who I am and my dual cultures, without ever having to look at them as opposite sides of a coin. People that look like me have spent too much time being shoved in the shadows. I have something to say and I am grateful my songs and my band King Youngblood give me the forum to speak my mind and lift up others.”
Says Producer Adam Kasper, “I believe Cameron Lavi-Jones is as talented, and I might say even further along than, for instance, Dave Grohl was when he launched the Foo Fighters. The songs are there. The production is current and young fans are embracing Lavi-Jones on so many levels. I make this particular comparison because I was there at the time that Foo Fighters were developing. To me, Cameron and King Youngblood and Dave and the Foo Fighters have a similar appeal. Particularly with rock on the rise again, King Youngblood’s emergence on the music scene is well timed.”
The band’s highly anticipated sophomore album “You’re So Welcome” on Bloc Star Evolution/Universal Records comes September 24, 2021 with 12 rocking tracks and a bonus acoustic track that takes no prisoners.
Music isn’t the only thing King Youngblood is good at–the band also started Hold Your Crown, an ongoing initiative aimed at breaking the stigmas surrounding mental health, and encouraging young people to tell their own stories and get the help they deserve. Each bandmember, having had their own journey with mental health, spreading a message of hope and solidarity, seeps into everything the band touches–forming a cornerstone of King Youngblood’s presence anywhere, anytime.
This website, as well as the band's and social media provide online messages from the bandmembers for youth on a regular basis– including videos detailing each bandmember’s favorite self-care routines, from quality time with a beloved cat to Wim Hof breathing techniques and cold therapy–because that’s rock ‘n roll.
Always activists, in 2018, the band embarked on a Make Your Voice Heard Loud tour, performing for over 80 student bodies across Washington State, and spurring over 3200 high-school and college-aged kids to register to vote by playing shows right next to the registration booth. This empirically successful tour earned the band bipartisan support from both Senator Lisa Wellman, a Democrat, and Kim Wyman, Washington’s Secretary of State, a Republican, as well as sponsorship from Washington Bus, APACE, the King County Department of Elections in addition to receiving a sizeable grant from the League of Women Voters. King Youngblood will be back registering youth voters through their Make Your Voice Heard Loud platform for the 2020 election.