Kimon & the Prophets : Roadhouse Party
In the vast PROPHETS library of songs, anything is possible. Whether it's raising eyebrows with their superbly crafted originals, exploding the hits of Stevie Wonder into the ultimate groove tune, or funkin' up a Stevie Ray Vaughn blues jam, The PROPHETS do it all... and do it with a blues style all their own, and a funk back beat that will make you stand up and move your feet. Veteran musicians who have long since paid their dues in the NYC club circuit and beyond, the members of the Prophets have been in numerous bands with national releases. Early on Kimon (pronounced kéy-mon) survived a long stint as guitarist and co-writer with an over-the-top, edgy NYC garage band called The Wilsons, later joining Hoboken NJ favorites Fear of Falling as guitarist where he met drummer Rob Savoy. There they gained much experience in making albums and performing via touring in Europe and the U.S. They both went on to form the electronic rock group Psonica, signing with the now defunct Navarre Entertainment. They released their debut effort, but disbanded soon after, at which point, Kimon went on to release 4 critically acclaimed solo albums, methodically cultivating his own brand of protest rock. Much of the material featured Savoy on drums. In February of 2008 Kimon and Rob were joined by long time friend and musical conspirator Marc Gambino on bass and vocals. Marc enjoyed much European success as a member of the rock band Concrete Jungle and later a six year stint with Asbury Park favorites Maybe Pete. The trio emerged as Kimon & The Prophets, and quickly developed their own melodic blend of blues, funk, 70's rock, and hip-hop; a musical homecoming back to their roots. A true working class rock band, Kimon & The Prophets have performed up and down from MA to WV, from venerable original music clubs The Bitter End and Arlene's Grocery in NYC, Maxwell's and The Stone Pony in NJ, The Trocadero Balcony and Grape St. Pub in Philly... to local cover music joints like the Whiskey Bar and Texas Arizona in Hoboken, Kroghs in Sparta, and Crossroads in Garwood, New Jersey. They have performed live on radio stations including WDBK, WPSC; they've shared the bill with stars like Gavin DeGraw, Alana Davis and Mark Copley.