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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Lions On The Moon, Billy & The Kids 'The Kids Are Alright' at the Capitol Theatre"

As the doors opened to the historic Capitol Theatre in Portchester, NY your expected throng of dead heads waiting outside to get a spot on rail rushed inside the venue. Little did they know they were going to be treated to a full-blown rock show by openers Lions On The Moon. When you read about a band comprised of four young men ranging in ages 12 to 16 you may think it is a gimmick, but these four are far from that. Formed in spring of 2014, the band – Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer (lead guitar, vocals), Nicky Dylan Winegardner (lead vocals, guitar), Dylan Niederauer (bass), Henry Thomas (drums) these four play with the precision and chops that you would expect from a veteran headlining band.
Winegardner led the group on electric guitar through “Where Did We Go Right” and “Only Fun,” two original tunes before switching over to his acoustic guitar for “On Your Feet.” From there 12-year-old guitar prodigy generally referred to by his nickname “Taz” took over on vocals for his original penned tuned, the self titled “Lions On The Moon” inspired by The Nth Power’s “Walk on Water.” Winegardner went back to his electric guitar for “Party Mardi Gras” which featured bassist Dylan Neiderauer laying down some smooth, deep, melodic bass lines. Lions followed up with a soulful cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” propelled by Thomas’ fast rhythmic drumming. What came next seemed to be a treat equally appreciated by the audience and the young band as they were joined on stage by pedal steel aficionado Robert Randolph for The Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post,” which featured a shredding guitar solo by “Taz” as he walked across the stage and played face to face with the veteran Randolph. Lions capped off their set with the original tune “Guitarmageddon” which sounded like it was penned by a group of young adults who still know how to have fun, not only on stage but in their song writing as well. - NYSMusic

"Billy & The Kids w/s/g Robert Randolph + Lions On The Moon :: 3.27.15 :: The Capitol Theatre :: Port Chester, NY"

Youngsters Lions On The Moon impressed with their opening set on Friday night. Guitarist Brandon "Taz" Niederauer continues to progress each time out. At age 12, he's already one of the scene's best young talents and there's no telling where he'll be by the time he reaches his teens, let alone adulthood. The band's rhythm guitarist, Nicky Dylan Winegardner, displayed his vocal prowess often as part of a set that included a number of tunes he wrote. Lions On The Moon's rhythm section of drummer Henry Thomas and bassist Dylan Niederauer held down the bottom end, allowing "Taz" ample opportunity to show off his well-beyond-his-years lead guitar skills. The group's set came to a climax with a cover of "Whipping Post" featuring Robert Randolph. - JamBase

"Video I Taz & Band Team With Robert Randolph For Whipping Post"

While most focus was on Billy & The Kids at The Capitol Theatre on Friday night, the Grateful Dead drummer's band wasn't the only group to perform at the venue. Lions On The Moon, a band filled with young and talented musicians, opened the action at The Cap.
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, an immensely talented 12-year-old guitarist who's collaborated with a bevy of legends over the past few years, stars in Lions On The Moon. Taz's fretboard fireworks were on full display for a cover of The Allman Brothers Band's "Whipping Post" that featured special guest Robert Randolph. Niederauer and Randolph egged each other on during call-and-response sections of the jam including a massive peak at the end. Watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration thanks to Sean Roche: - JamBase

"Lions On The Moon Live in NY"

Lions On The Moon were not only a perfect reminder that music is meant to be joyful and electric, no matter how old you are, they were a reminder that maybe we’re putting too much emphasis on Little League when we should be enrolling our kids in the School of Rock.
Read more... - Stereo Embers Magazine


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Formed in the spring of 2014, Lions On The Moon is made up of four incredibly talented young musicians: Nicky Dylan Winegardner on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer on lead guitar and vocals, Dylan Niederauer on bass and vocals, and Henry Thomas on drums. Their music is an original blend of rock, pop, funk, and blues that delivers a youthful, energetic and infectious new sound filled with optimism, emotion, and intent.

The band came together when legendary Georgia musician, Col. Bruce Hampton, who is known for discovering young talent having nurtured the likes of Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, and many others, saw an opportunity to create magic between his young singer/songwriter friend Nicky and this new sensational young guitar player by the name of Brandon Niederauer. Bruce added that Brandon’s brother Dylan was also a very talented bass player and that they should form a band. After hours of jamming together for the first time, it was clear that Bruce was onto something. Within a month, another amazing staple to the band appeared. A local young drummer by the name of Henry Thomas, one of the recent winners of "Darien 's Got Talent", was invited to join the boys for a marathon jam session, and when it was over, Nicky stated emphatically, “We have found our John Bonham.” And the rest of history shall write itself.

Experience: The Lions' success begins with a genuine love of music, a passion for performing, and a burning desire to create original art. In their year together, the band has created a strong repertoire of original music and played multiple music festivals and venues, including Gathering of The Vibes, Greenwich Town Party, South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), Stamford Palace Theater, Brooklyn Bowl, B.B. King's Blues Club in Times Square, and The Capitol Theatre. They have opened for Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bill Kreutzmann and Friends, Dumpstaphunk, Grammy Award winners The Blind Boys of Alabama, as well as Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, playing alongside Karl himself, Chuck Leavell, Roosevelt Collier, and Tony Hall. The Lions will have their first album release in late Spring, thanks to legendary music producer/engineer, Terry Manning (Ardent, Stax, Compass Point) and co-producer, Michael Mugrage. This has been a strong beginning for a band whose original music and extraordinary musicianship goes well beyond their years.

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