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we are king youngblood

King Youngblood has a singular mission: grab alt-rock by the collar and drag it into the waiting arms of a new generation.   Led by 21-year-old Cameron Lavi-Jones, King Youngblood’s music is where the future of  “rock music” is heading according to many of top music industry leaders and taste-makers including their producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and Soundgarden). King Youngblood’s sound incorporates a unique blend of alt-rock, Indie-rock and pop-rock, both live and hip- hop drums, hook-laden and anthemic choruses and lyrics overflowing with intersectionality and social justice issues. King Youngblood’s sound encompasses all of these styles and is rooted in the tradition of current and very successful Rock, Alt-Rock, Indie-rock and Pop-Rock artist like 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 Youth, Royal Blood and even on an energy and lyrical level Rage Against the Machine to name but a few. 

 

With drums for several of the new songs coming from Soundgarden and Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, and production in the hands of Kasper, King Youngblood’s upcoming body of work, God I am Exhausted , is fast becoming one of the most feverishly anticipated records in the alt-rock music scene.   

A strong belief in doing what is right lies at the core of what drives Lavi-Jones and his band and that belief seeps into his creative expressions as a musician, as 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 a unique privilege and opportunity to look forward into what I think is where we should have been already. I have something to say and I am grateful my songs and band King Youngblood gives me the forum to speak my mind and lift up others.” 

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. I make this particular comparison because I was there at the time. To me, Cameron and King Youngblood and Dave and the Foo Fighters have a similar appeal, particularly as live performers.

Adam Kasper, Producer

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cameron lavi jones

He might be young, but songwriter, performer, producer, activist Cameron Lavi-Jones is no rookie–with hundreds of shows played, this twenty-one-year-old ‘kid’ is a grown-ass musician. After ten years of live performance, Lavi-Jones is effortless on stage, delivering infectiously energetic shows from house parties to festivals. Is he talented? Lavi-Jones will tell you “It’s 80% the hair,” but four-time Grammy-winning rock producer Adam Kasper (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Aerosmith) seems to think Lavi-Jones has what it takes–Kasper is producing King Youngblood’s (formerly known as Gypsy Temple) dozens of new songs in the wake of the band’s 2019 successful release King Youngblood. With drums for several of the new songs coming from Soundgarden and Pearl Jam’s Mat Cameron, and production in the hands of Kasper, King Youngblood’s upcoming body of work, yet to be titled, is fast becoming one of the most feverishly anticipated records in the alt-rock music scene.   

 

Led by Lavi-Jones, what’s a King Youngblood show like? Could be a rock and roll catharsis erupting in a giant feather pillow fight, could be a secret intimate unplugged Sofar show, could be a sweltering club show with fans bursting at their seams bouncing as one big club scene of wild abandon.  No matter the venue–Lavi-Jones always provides an electrifying show. Lavi-Jones: “When I’m on stage, it’s one of very few places on earth, that is only for me and our band.” Placemaking is no small part of King Youngblood’s shows. As a black Romani/Iraqi Jew, the name King Youngblood; a name that Lavi-Jones connects with leading an army of intersectional youth intuitively follows from Lavi-Jones’s heritage and his belief that fundamentally inclusive gathering spaces are, well, a little sacred.

 

Lavi-Jones is a prolific songwriter, firing out original alt-rock gems literally daily.  Says’ producer Adam Kasper,” We are recording 20-30 new songs by the end of second quarter 2020 and then see what comes of it because Cameron has the work ethic of the likes of Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl; he has what it takes.”

A strong belief in doing what is right lies at the core of what drives Lavi-Jones and his band and that belief seeps into his creative expressions as a musician, as 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 a unique privilege and opportunity to look forward into what I think is where we should have been already. I have something to say and I am grateful my songs and band King Youngblood gives me the forum to speak my mind and lift up others.” 

CONTACT

 

Lara Lavi

lara@dreamingincolorent.com        

Adam Kasper

aghost@prodigy.net

 

FOR BOOKING

APA: Val Wolfe

vwolfe@apa-agency.com

 

the band

Cameron Lavi-Jones – Founder, Lead Vocals, Guitar, Principal writer

Hamoon Milaninia – Bass

Cory Cavazos – Cello

Alex Dillard – Live Performance Drummer

“Gypsy Temple echo everything from ‘Californication’-era Red Hot Chili Peppers to the anthemic resonance of Lumineers and Gang Of Youths on their debut full-length.”   

 

ALTPRESS

“Gypsy Temple's video for "Today," premiering exclusively below from the Seattle group's debut album King Youngblood, is a case of art recreating, rather than imitating, life."

BILLBOARD

"Gypsy Temple's sound is a fantastic explosion of guitar, bass, cello and drums. Influences include Jimi Hendrix, My Morning Jacket, OB, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Marley, and many more. The lyrics are deep and truthful and the melodies stay with you for days.”

 

IDAHO STATESMAN

"Seattle's still pumping out more music per capita than most cities, and tonight Gypsy Temple headline Soda Bar. There's some gems out there tonight, so don't miss out on the good times.”

 

San Diego Channel 7 NBC 

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KING YOUNGBLOOD

Formerly, Gypsy Temple, King Youngblood is a rising Seattle rock band.

Management & Booking

Val Wolfe, APA Agency LA Office,

Vwolfe@apa-agency.com

 

Gabriel Berenson, APA Agency LA Office,  Gberenson@apa-agency.com

 

Lara Lavi, Management  for Dreaming In Color Entertainment LLC  Lara@dreamingincolorent.com 

 

Dominic Pandascia, Management Advisor dominicpandiscia@gmail.com

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