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.
Paul “Sticks” Stoot
Paul Stoot is a multi-instrumentalist and the son of a preacher man – Reverend Paul Stoot Senior. Years of musically directing his father’s musical ministry have helped him dive into the emotion and sheer performance intensity that makes him one of the greatest rock drummers hailing from the Pacific Northwest with a take no prisoners let’s bring it to church wild abandon the works well in both gospel and rock music. A skilled keyboardist and band leader in his own right, Paul makes his living solely from hitting sticks on drums. As the newest edition to King Youngblood’s musical army, Paul’s dynamic live performance has undeniably leveled up King Youngblood’s live show as he can barely stay seated on his drum thrown as he lets the music elevate him while he elevates the band to epic proportions. His performance is other worldly and literally has catapulted the band’s sound to a much higher state of national and world competitiveness as they eye winning over commercial rock radio and bigger stages beyond the Pacific Northwest.