Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones
Cameron Lavi-Jones is a 23-year-old award-winning, musical artist, producer, sound engineer, songwriter, bandleader of his alt-rock band King Youngblood, multi-instrumentalist, graphic designer, film maker, and the President of his band’s non-profit project – Hold Your Crown, fiscally sponsored by the Allied Artist Foundation. He recently graduated with honors with a communications degree from the University of Washington where he focused on marginalized communities, BIPOC social justice issues, and the democratization of media. He has organized BIPOC musical teach-ins in and around the Pacific Northwest. He is one of the founders of the popular podcast The Revolution Will Be Harmonized on Spotify and Apple Music. Cameron is also working long hours as the youngest senior sound engineer/producer/ writer/ session musician of two major recording studio in the greater Seattle area at Studio Sage – a state-of-the-art multi-track facility in Edmonds, WA and at the iconic Robert Lang Studios in the City of Shoreline, WA. He is also a partner of Dreaming In Color Entertainment LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary - DICE LAB. There seem to be no limits for this young man.
Samy Garcia is a multi-instrumentalist and a testament to the power of youthful determination and undaunted talent. When King Youngblood needed a new bass player, they called on Samy who plays guitar, keyboards and drums prolifically but had never played bass in a band or in the studio. Determined to join King Youngblood. Samy focused intensely on practicing a borrowed bass for two weeks and then brilliantly played his first gig with King Youngblood to critical acclaim. As a second generation Latino young man, Samy is bi-Lingual Spanish and English, whose father is from is El Salvador and his mother is from Puerto Rico. Both are Pastors in the Church they founded. Samy has been playing music since he can remember. As a multi-instrumentalist, when Samy is not on tour with King Youngblood, he plays keyboards for his parent’s church and even from the road he is the Musical Director at his parents' church, a role that gives him great spiritual connection and makes him feel good to support his parents as pastors.
Music, cooking, working on cars, fishing, are all things that Chet Petersons love. Chet likes to think the things we love most say a lot about who we are. Chet has played the cello for over 15 years, all while growing up in a hyper-musical, and supportive family. His father, Phillip Peterson being a multi-platinum producer, string arranger, record label owner, bassist and cellist, has made it so that music has become a huge part of Chet’s young life. He spends most of his own time creating musical projects with his father, his band King Youngblood and other artists in the community. A lot of people ask Chet for string arrangements and background compositions for their songs, and it’s probably what he is best at besides production and being an amazing live performer on cello. Chet has written and arranged strings most recently for Halsey, Acid Tongue, TezaTalks, Brian McKnight, Poison Jams, Ari Joshua, Medeski Martin and Wood, ALITA, and Devin Townsend. But in the past he has also sung backups on records for Portugal The Man, Nada Surf, and Kay Kay’s Weathered Underground. In the recent past Chet toured Europe three times as the principal cellist in The North Stars Chamber Orchestra.
King Youngblood waited two long years for Alix Daniel to be able to join the band and it was well worth the wait. Alix Daniel who is a powerhouse multi genre drummer with a strong expertise in all aspects of rock drumming. The band met Alix before the pandemic lock down when he sat in on an industry showcase with them at the historic Central Saloon in Seattle and they literally kept asking him every few months to join the band for almost two years. Life was happening for Alix and timing is everything. So when he finally said yes, King Youngblood and their entire team were literally overjoyed. Alix brings an aggressive yet melodic attack to the drums which fits perfectly with King Youngblood’s rock with Afropunk and pop sounds. His favorite bands of all times are Led Zeppelin, Green Day and Nirvana so of course he is a perfect for King Youngblood. Alix is also incredibly entertaining to watch live on stage. He especially brings his love of pop rock to the band’s sound and looks forward to writing as a group on the next album and beyond. Says Alix, “I am honored to join King Youngblood and even more honored that they waited for me to be ready. I am definitely ready for whatever comes next with King Youngblood and I feel the love with every show from our fans and my band of brothers.”