Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Kenneth Irwin Percussion- Nathan Gillis Bass- Chris Davis Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer SOCIAL NETWORKS: http://www.blacktopmojo.com | http://www.facebook.com/blacktopmojo http://www.twitter.com/blacktopmojo | http://www.soundcloud.com/blacktop-mojo http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJtL1AIJ8bjqabmpsq_q1kg https://play.spotify.com/artist/74YaL1CwdKlao06KrJyuX2?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am/id883464303 FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES CONTACT: ROB DALLISON t: 0044  207 499 8024 / e: email@example.com Vision Music Promotion |The Brew | Victoria House | Lower Ground Left | 64 Paul Street | London | EC2A 4NG ” v:shapes=”_x0000_s1026″>*GRITTY, HARD, GRUNGE ROCK WITH SOARING VOCALS, PSYCHEDELIC STORY TELLING, AND A DUAL GUITAR ATTACK EVOCATIVE OF SUCH BANDS AS THIN LIZZY AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD *
Blacktop Mojo is a hard rock band from Palestine, Texas that channels a heavy, gritty sound and seamlessly blends it with melody and adrenaline. With sludgy, rigid guitar lines and soaring, ariose vocal runs twisted around psychedelic story-telling; Blacktop Mojo’s songs deal with everything from ballads of love and loss, to epic tales of overcoming death itself, all delivered in a package of staunch, hard rock.
Blacktop Mojo was formed in September 2012 by lead vocalist Matt James, drummer Nathan Gillis, and lead guitarist Kenneth Irwin. After borrowing” bass players from other bands, Blacktop Mojo became complete with the addition of bassist Chris Davis. Armed with a demo EP and a dream, the four set out to play as many shows as they could, anywhere that they could, playing any type of music they could think of to hone their craft and find their sound. In their short time together, they played shows across the US with a range of touring artists including Aaron Lewis, Whiskey Myers, Dirty River Boys, and The Bigsbys, among others.
Through touring the band was introduced to their fifth member lead guitarist Ryan Kiefer who fell right into place, he liked the same music, had the same taste in off-color humor, and most importantly his style of guitar playing fit flawlessly into place with Irwin’s brand of shredding. Together they formed a dual guitar attack evocative of such bands as Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with a hint of the grunge acts of the 90’s.
While the band enjoys playing their favorite cover songs, they are truly impassioned with crafting their own original music. “The thing that makes us different from a lot of bands today is that ALL of us write the songs,” says drummer Nathan Gillis. “My best five songs have to beat out Matt’s 5 songs. Matt’s best 5 have to beat out Chris’ best, and so on. It makes us really versatile in our styles and how we write. The thing that I also love about this band, is that we can all sit in a room and write songs TOGETHER as well.”
The band recently put together their first Full-Length album, titled, “I AM”. The album was recorded and mastered at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas with the help of Producer Philip Mosley, Staff Engineer Drew Hall, and Mixing Engineer Austin Deptula.
The album ‘I AM’ will be released in the UK in January 2015 with a single and video ‘I AM’ released in November 2014.