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GANG OF THIEVES

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 country. The band just released their new EP “Totem”(December 8th), recorded with Grammy-winning engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less than Jake). "Gang of Thieves are something like the funk-rock equivalent of a vintage hot rod. Polished and powerful, the Burlington band has specialized in roaring, full-throttle grooves for close to a decade." -Dan Bolles, Seven Days “Gang of Thieves has a talent for taking notes from the funk and rock of older decades and adding a new, progressive type of sound on top of it that is not only captivating but nearly impossible to not dance to.” - The Jamwich “Packing their live performances with high energy and unforgettable showmanship, the Vermont funk rockers bring forth a new breed of Rock and Roll to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all kinds” - Live For Live Music In addition to a tight rhythm section, blazing guitar solos and a vicious horn section, the album also reflects the band’s subtle conscious message. “Born to Be Loud means that our generation was born to stand up and unite to shape a better world for us all,” says Michael Reit, whose powerful lyrics aim to unite and empower fans and casual listeners alike. Guitarist Nick Wood adds to that sentiment, “We feel the message of this album is relevant to how many people around the country and around the globe are feeling right now. We want to send a message of community through our music.” Alongside the album’s release, the Gang put out a music video for their single, “Work Together” that featured an inspirational, hooky, pop-fuzed anthem that prompted Vermont-based artists Anthill Collective to paint a massive mural in the band’s hometown of Burlington, Vermont, sending a positive message of community. A highly successful radio campaign accompanied the release, landing Gang in the AMA, Relix / Jambands.com and Muzooka College radio charts on their first foray into radio. Early 2016 has the band returning to all of their East Coast haunts, hitting Florida and Colorado for the first time and returning to the West Coast on a non-stop tour in support of the record… and there are no plans of slowing down on the horizon. “Infectious grooves…These hard working, Burlington-based musicians entranced the audience with their high-energy onslaught of funk/rock tunes…an amazing show” – Cider Mag“…a tightly coiled and well-oiled machine…” Dan Bolles – 7Days http://www.thegangofthieves.com