Los Angeles, CA based Vista Kicks is Derek Thomas, Sam Plecker, Trevor Sutton, and Nolan LeVine. The foursome, who originally met on the kindergarten playground in their hometown of Roseville, CA are more than bandmates, they are lifelong friends and creative brothers with a knack for writing infectious songs and throwing a great party.
Vista Kicks recently released their debut full-length album Booty Shakers Ball, which they produced themselves and funded through their touring, merchandise sales and a preorder campaign through PledgeMusic. On the new album the band fuses rock ‘n’ roll energy and funk with modern indie panache and a tight songcraft creating a sound that is unique and refreshing. The first single and album opener “Gotta Get Away” sets the pace. Hinging on bluesy and ballsy riffing as well as a simmering, soulful groove, the song invites the listener into the world of Vista Kicks.
In 2014, they packed up their lives and their gear and headed to Los Angeles where over the next 2 years the band refined and elevated not only their songwriting but their live shows. The time also included the release of 3 singles followed by 2016’s self-produced 6-song collection titled Chasing Waves. The EP, along with the previous 3 singles, has amassed over 5.1 million Spotify streams and over 3.2 million YouTube plays. The buzz began as the band was showcased on Apple Music's Featured New Artists page, they started to make a name for themselves on the streets of LA as they hosted intimate “Vista Kick Back” gigs in their rehearsal space, which lead to sold out shows at Hollywood hot spots as well as two national tours.
Every once in a while, a band comes along that refuels your passion and Vista Kicks are a prime example, taking genre bending rock n’ roll to new heights and combining harmonized riffs with strong, melodic choruses they create songs that are energetic, infectious and fun with a live performance that can back it all up. “This is ‘Booty Shaking Rock and Roll’,” says Trevor. “We’re young and wound up like everybody else our age, but our roots go a little deeper. We’ve found an audience that’s just like us. It’s rock music that you can shake your booty to and party” explains Derek.
Nov 25 Sacramento, CA at Harlow's - Booty Shakers Ball Hometown Release Party
Nov 27 Portland, OR at Analog Lounge
Nov 28 Seattle, WA at El Corazon Fun House
Nov 30 Boise, ID at The Olympic
Dec 1 Salt Lake City, UT at Club X
Dec 2 Denver, CO at Streets of London
Dec 3 Pueblo, CO at Brues
Dec 5 Amarillo, TX at Hoots Pub
Dec 7 Corpus Christi, TX at House of Rock
Dec 8 Dallas, TX at The Prophet Bar
Dec 9 Austin, TX at Sidewinder
Dec 10 San Antonio, TX at Jack's Patio Bar
Dec 12 Phoenix, AZ at Rebel Lounge
Dec 13 San Diego, CA at Voodoo Room at the HOB
Dec 14 Santa Barbara, CA at Velvet Jones
Dec 15 Los Angeles, CA at Roxy Theater
Dec 16 Costa Mesa, CA at Wayfarer