K'noup Present:

K'noup Present:

Mark Ballas (10:30 PM)

Travis Garland (11:20 PM)

Savannah Van Band (9:40 PM)

Derek Anthony Gray (8:50 PM)

Melted Vinyl (8:00 PM)

Fri, January 4, 2013

7:30 pm

adv tix $12.00 / day of show tix $15.00

Please contact the bands for tickets

This event is all ages

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Mark Ballas - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Mark Ballas
A lifelong dancer and musician, Emmy nominated Mark Ballas has wowed over 20 million viewers on ABC’s number one show, “Dancing with the Stars,” for eight seasons. No stranger to the coveted mirror ball trophy, he is a two-time champion (Season 6 with Kristi Yamaguchi and Season 8 with Shawn Johnson), and caused a media frenzy when he took performance newcomer Bristol Palin all the way to the finals in Season 11. Mark garnered a 2011 Creative Arts Emmy nomination for Outstanding Choreography for his creative pieces during Season 12, where he and his partner, Disney star Chelsea Kane, made it to the finals, finishing in third place. This season, he and his partner, Katherine Jenkins, danced in the finals, finishing in second place.



On April 12th, Mark’s debut solo album HurtLoveBox, was released by Hit Play Records – Sony Red. A true passion project, HurtLoveBox is an intimate, personal journey of the trials and tribulations of life and relationships. His first single “Hotwire” was the winner of MTV’s Freshman Five for 2011 and has been put in rotation on the network. Thus far, it has received over 100 million documented views, and appeared on feature reels in over 100,000 retail and business locations worldwide. Mark was named the Clear Channel “Artist To Watch” in July, 2011.


Born in Houston to a family of international dance stars, Mark moved to London as a child, where he attended the world-renowned Italia Conti Performing Arts School and graduated with honors. Here, he was required to not only dance, but also sing, act and play an instrument. He began playing the guitar at the age of ten, training in classic flamenco. By age 12 was writing and performing his own music, playing guitar, drums and bass. With guitar influences ranging from Kurt Cobain, Paco de Lucia, Gypsy Kings, John Mayer and Eric Clapton, Mark is carving out his own niche in the music word. His rhythmic style and soulful melodies showcase his talent not only as an accomplished singer, but also as a skilled guitar player.



As an actor, Mark has played the lead in the musical Copacabana. He also took on roles in the UK tour of Maria de Buenos Aires, and was an understudy in the London Palladium production of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Musical, which one the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. In television, he has guest starred on “Melissa and Joey” and “Samantha Who?”.


When Mark isn't performing, he is passionate about speaking to school age kids about acceptance. While on his 50 city acoustic tour this winter, Mark carved out time to visit schools in each city to discuss this topic. Six years ago, Mark and his family were forever altered by the suicide of his Uncle David. Through the grieving process, Mark and his mother Shirley (David's sister) began to align themselves with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.



By forming The Ballas Foundation in the fall of 2010, Mark and Shirley are committed to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide by raising money, awareness, and volunteerism in support of suicide awareness. While suicide is a somber and sometimes taboo subject, Mark's discussions with school kids are upbeat, uplifting, and fun, delivering his message in a light manner that is easy to absorb with peers. Mark believes that if we accept everyone for who they are, the lives lived by kids who are considered "different" will be easier, paving the way for all kids to grow into themselves and flourish in life.
Travis Garland - (Set time: 11:20 PM)
Travis Garland
Savannah Van Band - (Set time: 9:40 PM)
Savannah Van Band
Savannah Van Band is an American pop-rock band formed in Los Angeles, CA These multi-talented artists are not only musicians but are writers of their own brilliantly-crafted original works.
Matt Kwa – Bass
Matt is of Indonesian/Chinese decent. Matt wanted to play drums when he was very young but couldn’t reach the peddles, and still can’t today! As the years went by, he took his dad’s guitar and loved playing it. By the age of 13, he picked up a bass guitar because the church he attended needed a bassist and he was the only one willing to play. He is a very talented lyricist, who is currently continuing his education at Pasadena City College.
Hobbies: skateboarding, running, biking, photography.
Nico Aranda - Guitar
Nico is of Argentinian decent, both parents were born there. At age 12, he was already performing tributes to the Beatles, AC/DC, and Heavy Metal Bands at iconic venues such as The Roxy, The Mint and Crash Mansion (some of the most popular rock clubs in Los Angeles). Nico’s musical talents include guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.
Hobbies include: Skating, boogie boarding, long walks on a beach followed by even longer naps. He’s also fully bilingual – English/Spanish
Savannah Van – Lead Vocals
Savannah has an exotic appeal ‘Vietnamese/Chinese (father's side) Italian/Swedish/Austrian/Scottish (mother's side)’. Savannah also plays guitar and piano and writes many of the bands songs.
Her hobbies include: surfing, wake boarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, fishing, cliff diving. Other interests include: dance, choreography, video editing, fashion, shopping, reading, and marathon (sleeping).
Ronnie Manaog - Drums
Ronnie has been pounding the drums since the tender age of 3. Ronnie is of Filipino decent, both parents are from the Phillipines. Ronnie attended California State University at Northridge obtaining a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance/ Studio Music; also attended Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute (Hollywood, CA).
Ronnie’s hobbies include: Well, with his very busy work schedule, not much! He is a baseball fan, likes to read and go to the gym.
Alex Strahle – Guitar
Alex grew up in a musical family with a session guitarist for a father. While still in high school, he took a music theory class at Pasadena City College; and at 18, he went back to PCC and is currently studying music business, music recording, and piano.
Alex’s Hobbies include: Tennis and Photography, he one day would like to be a professional photographer. Other Interests: Music Producing and Mixing.
Derek Anthony Gray - (Set time: 8:50 PM)
Derek Anthony Gray
"Derek Anthony Gray", front man, songwriter, vocalist and electric guitarist has brought passion and chaos back to rock music today. Combined with the talents of the "DAG BAND", he is ready to rock the world of music.

A blend of Classic Rock and Pop Rock melody hooks, with an edgy delivery is the likeness to which their sound has been described. Derek’s dynamic vocals range from a sonorous howl to a soft whisper. Combined with his songwriting skills and the band's collaboration makes a stage show that is both electrifying and captivating.

Derek is proficient on guitar, drums, piano and bass, which excels his ability to demonstrate ideas for composing his hit songs. Derek brings his energy to the stage and projects it to the audience, the heart of a solid and entertaining show.


The Band

On the drums is Erik Kritzer. Erik has toured, performed and recorded with many bands during his professional career; lending his skills to the DAG Band with bedrock solid drums.

And on the bass is Steve Holmgren. Steve has worked as a studio musician and performed with many bands throughout his life; a longtime member of the DAG Band and deliverer of core bass in solid support of Erik’s drumming.

"Derek Anthony Gray" Band is available for venue and club bookings in the Southern California area. We are already booking dates in Summer 2012 so be on the lookout for the "DAG BAND".
Melted Vinyl - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Melted Vinyl
Melted Vinyl is a collaboration of some of the most talented young musicians in Los Angeles ranging from 11 to 17 years of age. Sam Kritzer (Drums), Blake Kasting (Guitar), Wolfgang King (Lead Vocals and rhythm guitar) and Landon Ferris (Bass).

Playing driving Rock music like they were raised in the 70’s, they have made a name for themselves in Hollywood’s most sort out rock clubs.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change