Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending the day with The Gang of Thieves and photographing their album release show at ArtsRiot in Burlington, VT. In the past year, the band fundraised $10,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to work with a grammy award winning producer, Michael Rosen, to make an incredible album, Thunderfunk. This day was the culmination of an insane amount of work on the part of all the band members, and I felt so lucky to be included on such an important day for the gang. See the full gallery from the day here and you can buy the album here.
One thing that makes this band unique is the fact that they silkscreen all of their own t-shirts. They were in full production mode, and I was really impressed with everyone who was making these shirts. Silkscreening is a very detail oriented art form, and the whole team came together to put on various inks, bake and fold the shirts.
The shirts were designed by Nicholas Heilig, who also created the artwork for Thunderfunk and was working live at the show, and you should absolutely pick up one of these hand-crafted beauties.
Throughout the day I took portraits of the band members.
Michael Reit – Lead Vocals/Electric Violin
Tobin Salas – Bass/Vocals
Nate Reit – Trombone/Vocals
Nick Wood – Guitar/Vocals
Lenny Sokol – Guitar/Zen Guru
Devin Massarone – Drums/Vocals
Aron Meinhardt – Videographer
And, of course, I took some photos of the band.
Sound check ended up having the most amazing light streaming through the windows.
The Lynguistic Civilians performed while the rest of the band sold merchandise and got ready for the show.
I was very impressed by these performers and enjoyed photographing their energy.
Now go buy Thunderfunk. It’s $12 and will be funk for your soul.
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