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The best kept secret in music


"Newborn Kings making its name quickly"

By Greg Overzat
Teentime Correspondent

Although Newborn Kings may not have the recognition of Korn or Limp Bizkit, the band’s sound is altogether unique.

Making a name in the New York City club circuit, Newborn Kings have been raved as “the best live band in NYC.” So how come no one else has heard of these guys? During the summer of 2002, Newborn Kings received the chance of a lifetime as one of the opening acts on Jewel’s This Way Tour (sponsored by Soul City Café). The gig, which kicked off at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, gave Russ Caputo, Wagner Previato, Jeff Miller and David Di Nino, the opportunity to spread their wings a little further across the United States.

“Touring with Jewel is amazing,” Caputo said. “We’re given the chance to see the country and explore musically.”

In 2000 Caputo and Previato (who were in a different band together) decided to form Newborn Kings and were soon joined by Di Nino and Miller. Backed by XGressive Management, Newborn Kings were able to produce a three-track demo CD in early 2002. The demo’s rapid diffusion has been jumpstarted by touring with other aspiring Soul city Café artists.

Newborn Kings finds its own niche in melodic rock that pop and rock fans alike can indulge in. Wont Let You Fall, Because of You and Painting it Black cause an earthquake of talent on their neatly packaged demo. “We’re working really hard since the beginning of the band to write killer songs and build a strong fan following and we believe that will take us a step closer to getting a record deal,” Previato said.

An electrifying mix of rock and originality, Newborn Kings provides all the musical components a band can envy. The demo has become an avant-garde array of their rock world. Newborn Kings will be following up this CD with a new one sometime this fall. Anytime Newborn Kings begin a song, strum a beat, or tap a drum, you’ll know it – the band’s sound is too distinct to miss.

For more information on Newborn Kings, visit where you can view live pictures, leave a message, hear songs from the demo and buy Newborn Kings merchandise.
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Friday, September 27, 2002


Debut CD titled "From the Pavement" on sale now!



Feeling a bit camera shy


The New York City band, NEWBORN KINGS, have been hard at play rocking fans and venues across the NYC Metropolitan area. The band's energy, delivery and music appeals to audiences of all ages, including adults who are young at heart but disillusioned by much of the current trends in music. Recent addition of guitarist Al Afflitto has intensified this dynamic lineup. Bassist Jeff Miller and drummer Roger Voss supply the rhythmic power behind the band. Frontman Russ Caputo's creative writing talents produce memorable and powerful lyrics and hooks, while his unique performance steals the show. Their full length CD titled “From the Pavement” tells the tale of life in New York City while searching for love, success, fame, fortune and sometimes just a good time!

Newborn Kings opened up for Atlantic recording artist Jewel in 2002 on her "This Way" tour, playing major venues such as Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY, Broward Convention Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL and the FleetCenter - Boston, MA, winning them fans along the East Coast.

Newborn kings reached national exposure in 2003 when partnership for a Drug Free America featured the "Punk Kid" TV spot that they wrote and recorded the music for which aired over 200,000 times on major TV stations throughout the US.

Newborn Kings released their debut CD titled "From the Pavement" early in 2005. Their single “Ordinary Man” shortly thereafter charts spins on Jersey’s 105.5FM WDHA.

Jagermeister also hopped on board late in 2005 becoming a sponsor of the band helping create a “buzz” and excitement with giveaways at all of the band’s performances.

Near the very end of 2005, the band reached outer space on XM Satellite radio’s “Unsigned” program with their single “Wishing Well” and was one of the programs most requested songs.

CLUB PERFORMANCES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
New York - CBGB, Continental, Hard Rock Café, Kenny’s Castaways & Arlene's Grocery.
New Jersey - Stone Pony, Crossroads, Brighton Bar, The Bull, Tradewinds & Loop Lounge.
Boston - Middle East, O'Brien's & Linwood.
Ohio - Cedars & The HiFi Club.
Hartford - Webster Theater opening for American Hi-Fi, Our Lady Peace and Run DMC. Also played 104.1FM WMRQ’s Radio Festival opening for Creed, Sevendust & Good Charlotte.

"These guys are the best unsigned band in NYC, you have to see these guys, they really bring it!" - CANE, NYC DJ K-ROCK 92.3FM

"This band is on the brink of breaking. It's loud & proud, so you old people may need your earplugs!" - Lisa Steed, The All Music Critic.

"Yeah, I've heard of you guys." - David Ellefson, Megadeth

"Aren't you the band that put your stickers all over our club?! No, we're not having you back!!" - We'd rather not say

"One of you guys must have taken my guitar by accident. Wait, 3 of them..." - Name Unknown


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