Sierra Nevada Music Series Presents
Gang of Thieves
w/ Viva La Hop
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Gang of Thieves
Recently awarded Vermont’s 2018 “Best In State” by the New England Music Awards, Gang of Thieves are pioneering a new breed of American Rock n Roll, injecting funky riffs, catchy melodies, and electric violin into unforgettable high energy performances. From Opera Houses to Music Halls, and Colleges to Preschools, the Gang has captivated audiences of all ages from around the globe. The band released their new EP “Totem”(December 8th), recorded with grammy winning engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less than Jake), featuring singles “Raise Your Head” and “The Way I Feel”.
Gang of Thieves was formed in 2009 when cousins Michael Reit (Vocals) and Tobin Salas (Bass) joined forces with close friend Nicholas Wood (Guitar). Since then the Gang has played close to 1,000 shows through 38 states, receiving the title of “Road Warriors” from publishers around the country. During this time the Gang was joined by family and friends alike on guitar, drums, and horns, only just recently reverting back to a powerhouse 4 piece rock and roll outfit with Taylor Whipple (formerly of Lynguistic Civilians) on drums. Previous renditions of the Gang can be heard on their Dinosaur Sandwich Party album (2011, 4 Piece), Thunderfunk album (2014, 5 piece), and Born to be Loud album (2016, 6 piece).
Viva La Hop
We are a live Hip-Hop group with roots from Funk, Jazz, and Reggae. Our main objective is to keep your head bobbin and booty movin. From the horns, to the keys, to the strings, to the skins we keep it funky fresh. Steady head bobbin funky hip-hoppin str8 Mary Poppins party. Poetry in Rhyme. Viva La Hop brings the Vibe.