Gypsy Temple has a singular mission: grab alt-rock by the collar and drag it into the waiting arms of a new generation. The Seattle group’s debut album King Youngblood, which dropped worldwide on May 16, 2019, on Very Juicy Records/DashGo, is delivered by front man, Cameron Lavi-Jones. The band is known for a wildly abandoned live show that consistently leaves their legion of faithful fans exhilarated and devoted.
Nine new songs deep in production with 4-time Grammy-winning producer Adam Kaspar (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Sound Garden, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age) for new, yet to be titled, album. Studio drummer is Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Sound Garden). Songs are radio-ready for rock and alt-rock FM and Satellite radio formats. Working at Studio Lithos, Seattle.
King Youngblood, LP, produced by Phillip Peterson (Pink, As$p Rocky, Portugal the Man, Tennis Pro) released May 16, 2019, to critical acclaim including Alternative Press debut.
Debut of Today Video on Billboard including the announcement of APA as agency exclusive representation - agent Val Wolfe
Music videos collectively winning 5 festival awards including Best Music Video at the Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival for King Youngblood, the Awareness Film Festival for the video Today, King Youngblood directed by Lara Lavi, and Today directed by Bogui Adjorolo & Lara Lav, produced by Dreaming in Color Entertainment.
Ongoing national touring with a 2019-2020 focus on Western, Rocky, SW and SE territories, booked exclusively by APA - Val Wolfe’s office
Lead singer/songwriter, Cameron Lavi-Jones is the musical prodigy of Sound Garden’s Chris Cornell who mentored Lavi-Jones and inspired his vocal sound and live performance style.
Performed at Seattle’s Museum of Modern Pop (MoPop) Museum for the opening of Pearl Jam's Home and Away exhibit in January 2019.
2018 finalist at MoPop’s youth star-maker competition,“SoundOff”, winning them appearances at UpStream,TimberFest, KEXP, Bumbershoot, Capital Hill Block Party, performing for sold-out crowds
Ongoing national youth spokesmen for National Alliance of Mental Health’s “End The Silence” youth mental health awareness project in all US public high schools and public colleges and universities.
Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Royal Blood, The Killers, Gang of Youth.
National touring venues include: Peppermint Club, Los Angeles CA, LA Fashion Festival, Neurolux, Boise ID, Neumos, Seattle WA, Lost Lake, Denver CO, Moonlight Lounge, Albuquerque, NM. Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT, SoFar Unplugged Secret Shows, Doe Bay Music Festival, Oak Harbor Music Festival, Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR, Momos, Sacramento CA, Sessions Hall, Eugene OR, X Bar, San Jose CA.
Direct Support for Naked Giants, Pearl Jam (regional shows), Parisalexa, Tennis Pro and Asterhouse.
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"Gypsy Temple's sound is a fantastic explosion of guitar, bass, cello and drums. Influences include Jimi Hendrix, My Morning Jacket, OB, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Marley, and many more. The lyrics are deep and truthful and the melodies stay with you for days.”
"Seattle's still pumping out more music per capita than most cities, and tonight Gypsy Temple headline Soda Bar. There's some gems out there tonight, so don't miss out on the good times.”
"Thundering out of the north, Gypsy Temple's debut CD "King Youngblood" impresses with precision musicianship, high octane vocal sparks and plenty of shredding...not to be missed!.”
Rick Miller, Center Stage -KPOV 88.9FM
"Gypsy Temple, a group that might have a legitimate claim as torchbearers of the next generation of alternative rock. The hooks are husky enough to recall fabled alt rockers of the ‘90s and their ‘00s disciples like Coheed & Cambria, but there’s a controlled mayhem in what they’re doing that allows the group’s more globally-focused elements to shine through."
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