The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Presents...
Knox Hamilton w/ Alex Di Leo & Future Tapes
Alex Di Leo, Future Tapes
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
Doors 7:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Brothers Boots and Cobo Copeland have been making music together their entire lives. From an early age, they self-taught themselves drums, guitar, and bass, filling their pastor father’s church with songs bathed in light and life. It’s the bond between Boots and Cobo that gives Knox Hamilton’s music a degree of familial intuition; a genetic thread of energy running between the two. Knox Hamilton (comprised of Boots and Cobo and their longtime buddy and talented guitarist Drew Buffington) doesn’t make songs by mistake. Rather, they work hard at their craft, stacking gorgeous vocals on top of relatable lyrics and restless melodies. Every note, every chord, every lyric is intentionally created to wrap your mind in a warm embrace while still setting your soul free to wander the cosmos. One listen to the first single “Washed Up Together” from their debut album The Heights and you’ll agree the result is hard to argue with. Before The Heights, the band released a 4-song EP called How's Your Mind that featured the runaway single "Work It Out." The addictive tune raced to the top of SiriusXM's Alt18 charts and reached "near-Adele levels on alt-rock radio" (Huffington Post), garnering KH the hard-earned respect of the indie rock community and over 7.9 million streams on Spotify. And that was just the beginning. Knox Hamilton is poised to break into the zeitgeist with innovative new songs filled with blistering electricity that still remind you of something real and familiar. Creating music that nods to their small-town church roots while dedicating themselves to their far-reaching artistry, Knox Hamilton is a band built to last. And Boots, Cobo, and Drew are prepared to make that happen.
Alex Di Leo
South Florida alternative indie singer/songwriter Alex Di Leo began his solo career after his reputable rock band Wyld Fly parted ways in 2014. Spending the next year writing and recording music, Di Leo gathered most of his inspiration from traveling, using his songs as an uplifting way to share new experiences and journeys. Di Leo explains, “I’m constantly thinking of how short our lives are and how important it is to experience new things, take risks, and to not be afraid of what could go wrong, but what could go right. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about the destination”
In 2016, Di Leo and his new alternative sound, inspired by indie, pop, and folk, made its debut at the For The Love Music Festival, followed by an appearance at the Undertow Jam Music Festival, garnered attention from notable outlets such as BalconyTV and Music Ate the Nation. With influences ranging from Coldplay to Vance Joy, Arcade Fire and more, Alex Di Leo and his band bring their fans uplifting songs that get fans singing along to enchanting, hook-filled melodies.
Alex Di Leo released his debut EP So We Go on November 4th and since its release, the EP has been played in rotation on 110 college radio stations, charted on 9 radio stations’ Top 20, taking the #1 spot on Ithaca, New York’s WICO, and made the countdown for IndiMusic TV’s Top 21 Countdown this past December. In addition to the airplay Di Leo’s music has received, he has been interviewed and featured on outlets including Highlight Magazine, Earmilk, IndiMusic TV and Chicago’s JBTV who featured the music video for Di Leo’s single, “Waking Up.” Additionally, his music has premiered exclusively with outlets such as AXS, Pancakes and Whiskey, Substream Magazine and MySpace.
Alex Di Leo’s debut EP So We Go is out now.
“This is one of the best releases of the year and it deserves your attention.” – Brian Leak, Substream Magazine
“With its dreamy quality and killer hooks, this is the perfect tune for anyone looking for some new and exciting pop-rock.” – Pancakes and Whiskey
“So We Go is full of catchy, wending choruses, rolling drums and chugging guitars tumbling forward against a backdrop of reverb slathered vocals and harmonies to the end of a tightly crafted indie-pop album.” – Mikhail Schilkey, No More Division
Alex Di Leo will release his debut E.P. So We Go in the Nov. 4, 2016.
Future Tapes is the aftermath of previous project called Summit, a loud indie rock band, both led by Christian Sanchez. After a year of downtime and touring with other bands such as Nuns, a psychedelic rock band from Tulsa who has toured with national touring acts such as The Kills and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Christian began writing again with another sound in mind. Future Tapes is a blend of Alternative bands such as Local Natives and The Neighborhood with more synthesizers and influences of the 80’s.