V² is our Band of the Day
Today’s Band of the Day is the young talented 11 year old rock duo, V² (pronounced V Squared). These young boys have been garnering a lot of well deserved attention for their hard hitting rock music. They released their debut album We Are V² in February via Rock Star University Records. Their title track has been quickly rising up the charts and they took home 7 LA Music Award wins. Al Bowman, Executive Producer of the LA MUSIC AWARDS. comments
“Never before in the 24-year history of the LA Music Awards, has anyone ever received seven nominations. Vittorio and Vincenzo of V² are 11-year-old protégés born to carry the Rock N Roll torch for their generation. The LA Music Awards Nomination Committee was blown away by their musicianship, live-performance skills and debut album.”“Vittorio and Vincenzo of V² are 11-year-old protégés born to carry the Rock N Roll torch for their generation. The LA Music Awards Nomination Committee was blown away by their musicianship, live-performance skills and debut album.”
V² features Vincenzo on drums and twin brother Vittorio on guitar, V² teamed up with legendary rock producer Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss and more) on their debut album to write and record nine original classic rock-flavored tracks, plus a cover of AC/DC’s “High Voltage” as a tribute to Rock music’s most notable brothers, Malcolm and Angus Young.
What is awesome for us is that this talented group is from right here in Santa Rosa and they have been receiving attention from across the nation. V² was formed by Vittorio and Vincenzo when they were just eight-years-old to play for their Catholic school talent show. The boys played the AC/DC hits “Back in Black,” “TNT,” and “Highway to Hell” to the dismay of the school administration and the delight of their school mates. The boys were banned from ever repeating such a performance at their school, so the following year, at age 9, they thrilled 350 screaming fans with a 12-song set of six AC/DC covers and six original songs in their Santa Rosa hometown. In 2014, at age 10, the brothers performed in front of a sold-out crowd who witnessed the duo perform an 18-song set of 12 of their original rock tunes sprinkled with six AC/DC covers, including an unexpected grand finale featuring Night Ranger’s front man Jack Blades presenting his personal guitar to the boys as a gift of thanks for keeping rock alive in the next generation and then belted out the vocals as the boys brought the house down with AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” Click here to check out the band’s documentary “V² Behind the Scenes: The Making of 11-Year-Old Rock Superstars,” which premiered on VH1’s Palladia Network. Make sure to check them out. We will see if we can bring you an interview with them soon.
- Genre: Rock
- Location: Santa Rosa, CA
- Feature: Energetic rock and roll, these might be kids but there sound is pure rock!
- Music: WE ARE V² is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy or the band’s webstore.
- Song to check out: We Are V²
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