Halden Vang's performances are intense, soulful and fiery, delivered with a style and flare that pushes the boundaries of music in this rockin’ trio led by guitarist singer/songwriter, Jake Haldenwang. Influenced by a diverse music landscape, they deliver a blend of modern, vintage and alternative rock & roll with soul, pop, R&B, funk and blues. Halden Vang is packed with an authentic fresh contemporary sound with an astounding stage presence, whose compass is poised to guide them to the top.
The stage chemistry of “Halden Vang” can only be described as intense, soulful and fiery, delivered with a style and flare that pushes the boundaries of music in this high powered rockin’ trio, led by guitarist singer/songwriter, Jake Haldenwang with Jordan Mattacchione on bass and Andrew Marcadis on drums/percussions. Being influenced by a diverse music landscape, Jake is a ground breaking artist who delivers a blend of modern, vintage and alternative rock & roll with soul, pop, R&B, funk and blues. Halden Vang's stock in trade is their undeniable stage presence, show stopping performances and unique musicianship, while delivering a signature sound inspired by many different genres and influential artists, such as; Foo Fighters, Black Crowes, Myles Kennedy, Black Keys, Paramore, Jack White, Steve Marriott, Clapton, Hendrix, David Coverdale, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, SRV, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Rival Sons, Little Big Town, Cage the Elephant, Stevie Wonder, Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, Albert Collins and Otis Redding. Upon receiving his 1st music nomination at age 16, Jake was awarded 2011 "Artist of the Year" by the Queen City Music Awards and his power trio, “Halden Vang” received a nomination for 2011 Rock Group of the Year, by the Charlotte Music Awards. At 2013 years end, Jake saw his 2nd music nomination and once again received the award for Queen City’s 2013 “Rock Artist of the Year”.
Having already established an impressive résumé, Jake has solidified himself and “Halden Vang” with notable show billing with music greats; Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Zach Myers, Drivin N’ Cryin, Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Moreland & Arbuckle, Trombone Shorty, Tommy Castro, The Holmes Brothers, Tom Hambridge and Webb Wilder. He has also appeared as a guest guitarist with Umphreys McGee, Buddy Guy, Marshall Tucker, Chris Hicks, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Robin Rogers and Bryan Lee. Halden Vang's performances include shows dates at many well known venues and festivals such as; Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Live Nation’s TWC Amphitheatre, House of Blues, The Fillmore, Sarasota Blues Fest, SXSW, Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest, The Neighborhood, Visulite and Knight Theatre, Amos' Southend, 'The Chop Shop, The Double Door, Southland Ballroom, BB Kings, The Orange Peel, Asheville Music Hall, Don Gibson Theatre, 12th & Porter, The Rutledge, 3rd & Lindsley, Ground Zero and Webster Hall. In addition to performing as a power trio, Jake is also an accomplished acoustic musician, who also performs as a solo acoustic artist, as well as being a multi-instrumentalist, playing both the bass guitar and drums. At age 15, Jake attended the 2011 Winter NAMM Show by artist invitation from Fender Guitars and he is also a proud member of famed rock photographer, Robert M Knight’s, “Brotherhood of the Guitar”.
Starting his music career from the moment he picked up a guitar, Jake began performing live shows at age 12 and by age 13 he was recognized as a prodigy guitarist chosen to represent Charlotte NC at International Blues Challenge, Youth Showcase. By age 15, he released his first studio CD “Tell the Truth”. And now slated for a 2014 release, Halden Vang’s “How About Now” EP, mastered by Gene Paul, son of the legendary guitarist/inventor Les Paul, features six of Jake’s new original songs. Halden Vang is packed with a fresh, authentic, contemporary sound with astounding live stage performances, whose compass is poised to guide them to the top.
AWARDS and NOMINATIONS:
Jan 10, 2014 ~ Jake Haldenwang, awarded 2013 “Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 14, 2013 ~ Jake Haldenwang, nominated for “Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Sept. 12, 2012 ~ Jake Haldenwang, nominated for “Carolina's Got Talent” Showcase
Dec 10, 2011 ~ Jake Haldenwang awarded 2011 “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 12, 2011 ~ Jake Haldenwang ,nominated for "Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
July 5, 2011 ~ “Halden Vang” Nominated "Rock Group of the Year” Charlotte Music Awards
Oct. 2009 ~ Jake Haldenwang 2nd Place Finalist - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society - IBC Competition.
Oct.2008 ~ Jake Haldenwang, chosen to represent Charlotte NC at the 2009 IBC.
"Tell The Truth" Full length LP, released in March 2010. Five songs are in regular rotation on WSGE-91.7 FM Charlotte Radio and are receiving play on many Internet Radio stations.
"Halden Vang" Live at the Southland Ballroom. Live Full Length recorded LP-Cd. Released Oct. 2011.
"Halden Vang" performs shows of 45 minutes to 3 hrs in duration.
HALDEN VANG ORIGINAL SONGS:
All One Way
The Other Side
Sever the Ties
Tell the Truth
One of These Days
Get Away From Here
Open the Curtain
It's Gonna Rain Hard
HALDEN VANG COVER MATERIAL
Remedy – Black Crowes
Angels Son – Sevendust
Pride 'N' Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Statesboro Blues – Allman Bros
Seagull–Joe Bonamassa (Paul Rogers)
Hangman's Jury – Aerosmith
The Killing Floor – Howlin' Wolf
Just Got Paid – ZZ Top
Story of a Quarryman – Joe Bonamassa
House of Blues – Gales Brothers
Gravity – John Mayer
American Women – The Guess Who
Jumpin' Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Boothill – Stevie Ray Vaughn
Good Day for the Blues – Storyville
Red House – Jimi Hendrix
She Talks To Angels – Black Crowes
Going Down – Jeff Beck
Dallas – Johnny Winter
Stop – Joe Bonamassa
Ain't No Sunshine – Bil