JOHNNY MANCHILD AND THE POOR BASTARDS
Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards is an American multi-genre ensemble founded by Johnny Manchild (composition, production, vocals, keys), and forming members Ethan Neel (drums), Ben Wood (trumpet), with Alex Coleman on Bass, Isaac Stalling on Guitar, and Eric Neel on Saxophone. Since its founding in 2016, the band took the internet by storm, with a unique conundrum of jazz idioms, alt-rock, world music, and funk that prompted even Anthony Fantano himself (known as “The Only Music Critic Who Matters” by the NYT) ask “what gives them the right to be this good? ” The Bastards have since answered that question, drawing from a dedicated and thriving fanbase that is bound together by a deep love of music, lyricism, engineering and sonic exploration. From their hometown of Oklahoma City to the global stage, each release has been a marked discovery not just for the fans, but the Poor Bastards themselves. With 18+ million streams, 4 albums, and new sonic horizons to be crossed, the Poor Bastards have morphed into a collective of sorts with as many as 10 collaborators (affectionately “Bastards”) in regular rotation, with Johnny Manchild at the helm.
Charlie, Tommy, and Mikey Maddocks of the Denver based alt-rock band "Holdfast." have quickly taken the U.S. and U.K. by storm with their energetic, captivating live show and introspective songwriting. Beginning touring in 2022, this band of brothers took on the U.S. with their own headline tour in the summer and joined Red Rum Club for both their U.S. National tour and U.K. tour. On May 15th, 2023 Holdfast opened for Dermot Kennedy at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre with an unforgettable show and then hit the road for the summer on their own headline tour. Holdfast. is a must-see band for fans of The Killers, Coldplay, Muse, The 1975, U2, and Bad Suns. These three brothers will be selling out stadiums of their own someday soon.