If you take 5 guys from 5 different areas of the country with 5 different musical influences; combine them with one part Modern Rock, one part New York/Chicago attitude, and a fistful of hard work and an intense drive to succeed…what do you have? What you have is…a SOUND built for radio, SONGS loaded with head-crushing hooks and a live SHOW with energy that's second to none. What you have is a band that has accomplished more in a very short period of time than most bands only dream about. What you have is...KICKING K8.
KK8 was formed in Pacific Beach, CA (near San Diego) in late 2005 by drummer Billy Nychay, bassist Johnny Fingerz, and vocalist Frank Valenti. Guitarists Dustin Thompson and Chuck Bouchette round out the project and the band is now complete and has already received national exposure on numerous commercial Active Rock radio stations including Madison, Wisconsin’s WJJO; shared stages around the country with dozens of national acts such as: Disturbed, Shinedown, Staind, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Hinder, P.O.D. Stone Sour and Seether; and performed in front of over 500,000 people since their inception. These are some amazing accomplishments for KICKING K8, but believe it or not…they are all but foreshadowing of what is to come.
Celebrating the worldwide release of their debut album “Score” through Crash Music/EMI, KICKING K8 will now be unleashed to the masses and hard rock faithful.
Never content or satisfied to just perform alongside the heavy hitters…KICKING K8 is now driving to become one of them. You can either get on board or step aside - either way…they aren’t stoppin'…believe it!