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V²: THE BEGINNING’ PRODUCED BY RON NEVISON
SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 5
ON AUDIO FIDELITY RECORDS VIA SONY’S RED DISTRIBUTION
July 11, 2016 -- Call them Classic Rock: The Next Generation. V² (pronounced “V-Squared”), consisting of twin 13-year-old virtuosos — guitarist/vocalist Vittorio and drummer/vocalist Vincenzo — cut their teeth on the indelible rock & roll blueprint set forth by the likes of AC/DC, Deep Purple, and Cream, and now they’re creating their own brand of rock music for anyone willing to listen.
Their latest album, V²: THE BEGINNING, will be released Friday, August 5 on Audio Fidelity Records via Red Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. It’s a combination of the duo’s first two albums, WE ARE V² and PASS THE ROCK N ROLL TORCH, with newly recorded songs. Both albums had previously only been available on the band’s website. Thanks to their new label deal, V²: THE BEGINNING will be available on all retail sites and in stores nationwide.
Finding inspiration from fellow brother bandmates like Angus and Malcolm Young of the aforementioned AC/DC and Eddie and Alex Van Halen of Van Halen, V² are putting their own best collective hard-rocking foot forward with V²: THE BEGINNING, a collection of electrifying original material that champions the very spirit of rock (“Long Live Rock and Roll”), not to mention sharing a touch of the blues (“The First Time I Ever Tried”) and a mutual love of cars (“She’s My ’57 Chevy,” “’59 Caddy”).
V²: THE BEGINNING was produced by Ron Nevison, who’s engineered and produced albums for Led Zeppelin, The Who, Bad Company, Heart, KISS, and Damn Yankees (to name but a few). “This is one of the best albums I’ve ever produced,” Nevison declares — high praise indeed. “It was an honor to work with someone like Ron Nevison,” says Vincenzo, who adds, “Having fun and keeping rock alive is what it’s all about.” Observes Vittorio, “We want you to hear our music at its best, and V²: THE BEGINNING is a good place to start.”
Vittorio and Vincenzo were nine years old when they performed their first concert at Rock Star University’s House Of Rock in their hometown, Santa Rosa, CA. At that time, they played six original songs and six AC/DC covers. It was there that they first caught the ear of Ron Nevison, who instantly offered to produce their debut album and ultimately went on to produce WE ARE V2 and PASS THE ROCK N ROLL TORCH and V²: THE BEGINNING.
In 2014, V² was invited to play two songs at the Los Angeles Music Awards show, where they wound up winning seven awards in all seven of the categories they were nominated, including “Rock Single of the Year” (for “Long Live Rock N Roll”). That same year, they had four singles from WE ARE V² reach #1 on DigitalRadioTracker.com’s “National Rock Chart” and the same four singles charted in the Top 15 on Billboard’s “Hot Singles Sales Chart,” including “Girls! Stars! Money! Cars!” which reached #1.
At the Los Angeles Music Awards show last year, V² took home the “Rock Album” (for PASS THE ROCK N ROLL TORCH) and “Rock Single of the Year” awards. They also won a “Producer’s Choice Award” for the documentary,V² Behind the Scenes, The The Making of 11 Year Old Rock Superstars, that aired on the Palladia Network cable TV channel. It’s now streaming in its entirety on the band’s official YouTube page.
In touring news, V² continues to line up new shows at Rock Star University’s House Of Rock opening for bands such as The Babys, Blue Öyster Cult, and Puddle of Mudd. MusicJunkiePress.com described a recent show as “flawless,” and continued, “These boys completely blew us away as we could only imagine what an amazing future lies ahead for these talented rockers...V² not only delivers incredible rock and roll music, but their live performance places them in the spotlight and they truly shine.”
On the social media front, the band has already amassed over 100,000 followers on their official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
This really is only the beginning for V²....
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