victorMCKOY

victorMCKOY

BandAlternativeHip Hop

A thirteen year industry veteran, and a winner @ the Apollo Theater in Harlem, this 23-year old artist (4merly known as KARAUS)invented "exilemusiK":Progressive, hardcore funk/rock/dance music. In '06,he formed EXILES OF THE NATION. The rest will be history...ESCAPE FROM TRAP CITY!!!

Biography

myspace.com/escapefromtrapcity

The exilemusiK timeline

1993: Began professional recording career

1994: Performed impromptu for T-Boz of TLC in hometown of Riverdale, GA.

1995: Performed with The Temptations @ Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA.

1996: Became a winner @ The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY.

1997: Played the Sweet Auburn Fest in Atlanta, GA.

1997: Worked with Maurice Starr (Founder/Original Producer of New Edition)

1998-2004: Became truly self-contained (writing/producing/composing and recording over 500 songs)

August 2004: Became the co-lead vocalist/keyboardist for the NATION, a funk/rock/soul band formed by Stoni Taylor

June 2005: The NATION headlines at the Pride Fest in Atlanta, GA.

August 2005: The NATION disbands

Late 2005: Performed with Cee-Lo (Gnarls Barkley/Goodie Mob) @ Django in Atlanta, GA.

February 2006: Formed the EXILES OF THE NATION, and created exilemusiK, a new breed of FUNK/ROCK/HIP-HOP & SOUL

May 2006: Begins transforming his long-awaited solo debut, "the OVERTHROW l.p." into the 1st KARAUS + EXILES OF THE NATION album.

August 2006: Finishes work on "TAYLOR ROAD", by KARAUS + exiles of the nation.

November 2006: "TAYLOR ROAD" is released on cdbaby.com, ITUNES, NAPSTER, AOL Music, etc.

December 2006: Performed with Joi and Little John @ Sugarhill, in Atlanta, GA.

April 2007: Celebrates one year anniversary of KARAUS + exiles of the nation with a show at Soulkiss @ L5P in Atlanta, GA.

May 2007: Performed Rick James' "Superfreak" @ Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA. for opening night of the "500 Songs for Kids" Charity Event

June 2007: KARAUS is reborn as victorMCKOY, and the 2nd album, "ESCAPE FROM TRAP CITY!!!", is finished.

August 2007: victorMCKOY performs at OPEN MIC MADNESS 2007 @ Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta, one of the largest Battle of The Bands Competition
HISTORY CONTINUES & PROGRESSES WITH EVERY PASSING DAY....JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

Discography

TAYLOR ROAD- KARAUS + exiles of the nation
Stratagem Music Media
11/16/2006
cdbaby.com
ITUNES

ESCAPE FROM TRAP CITY!!!-
victorMCKOY
Late Summer 2007

Set List

"TAYLOR ROAD" L.P.
serious
i stand alone
exilemusiK
what it is, what it ain't, what it's bout to be
crossover
vodKa
don't tease me
everybody's egotrippin
here comes the rain
unnecessary
voices
refusal
taylor road

Tracks from "ESCAPE FROM TRAP CITY!!!"

COVER REPERTOIRE:
Songs by-
Prince
Parliament-Funkadelic
Earth,Wind & Fire
Stevie Wonder
The Beatles
James Brown
Bob Marley

45 minute sets
1-3 sets