Halden Vang
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Rock, R&B, Blues, Indie, Soul, Singer/Songwriter
Charlotte, NC

Halden Vang

Jake HaldenVang” is a ground-breaking artist who delivers exceptional live music experiences with soulful and fiery performances of an advanced style and flare that is omnipresent in his music. Inspired by a broad pallet of music, Halden Vang is a multi-genre singer, songwriter, and guitarist who delivers profound depth and excitement to his stage performances, taking his audience on an emotional evoking journey. Deeply steeped in the blues, his vocal prowess, soulful melodies and dynamic guitar phrasings are a passionate blend of rock n' roll seamlessly combined with a flare of soul and modern rhythm & blues. The result is Jake’s signature sound, he coins as “Retro Relevant Rock”. Halden Vang’s boundless approach to his craft perfectly binds his sound to his rhythm section of palpable bass grooves, dynamic drum beats and vocal harmonies that firmly cement the synergy that Halden Vang thoroughly translates to his audience. Together these ingredients deliver an authentic quality to his music with endless stage chemistry and energy that deeply connects with everyone and leaves audiences awe inspired. His stock in trade is an undeniable stage presence, show stopping performances and unique musicianship with a signature sound inspired by a variety of influential artist’s, such as; Steve Marriott, Clapton, Hendrix, David Coverdale, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, SRV, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Rival Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Black Crowes, Myles Kennedy, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley and Albert Collins.

Having solidified an impressive resume’, Halden Vang has garnered notable show billing’s, performing alongside with the likes; Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Leon Russell, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Steve Miller, Kevn Kinney-Drivin N’ Cryin, Trombone Shorty, Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elvin Bishop, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Marshall Tucker, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Sevendust, Bobby Amaru of Saliva, Wayland, Otherwise, Nolan Neal of Hinder, Highly Suspect, Like a Storm and Umphrey’s McGee. In addition to performing as a full band, Jake is an accomplished acoustic musician, who also performs as a solo acoustic artist and is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass guitar and drums. Upon receiving his 1st music nomination at age 16, Jake was awarded 2011 "Artist of the Year” by Charlotte’s Queen City Music Awards. Shortly following his attendance at 2011 Winter NAMM Show by artist invitation through Fender Guitars, he was then proudly inducted into famed rock photographer, Robert M Knight’s “Brotherhood of the Guitar”. Jake saw his 2nd & 3rd nominations in 2013 & 2015, again taking home Queen City’s “Artist of the Year” followed by the culmination of “Halden Vang” being awarded Queen City’s, 2016 “Band of the Year”. Intrinsically embracing music as his career path from the moment he picked up his 1st guitar, Jake began performing at age 12. Being strongly recognized as a prodigy guitarist, by age 13, he was chosen to represent Charlotte NC at the International Blues Challenge. At age 15, he self-produced his first studio CD, “Tell the Truth”. Followed up by his 2nd self-produced studio project in 2013, recording HV’s “How About Now” EP, featuring six of his original songs, mastered by Gene Paul, son of the legendary guitarist Les Paul. Jake’s latest song tracks were laid down in Los Angeles, Ca at Martic Productions with Sahaj Ticotin of RA at the engineering helm of Halden Vang’s next studio release, produced by both Sahaj Ticotin and Bob Marlette; one of music’s most prolific and versatile producers. Poised with a compass dedicated to bringing his music to the masses with show stopping performances, unique musicianship and an authentic signature sound that makes a deep and long-lasting connection, Halden Vang is a must-see artist.

Dec 10, 2016 Awarded “Band of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 14, 2016 Nominated “Band of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Mar 05, 2016 Awarded “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 14, 2015 Nominated “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 14, 2015 Nominated “Band of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
May 01, 2015 Nominated “Artist of the Year” Carolina Music Awards
Oct 14, 2014 Nominated “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Jan 10, 2014 Awarded “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 14, 2013 Nominated “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Sept. 12, 2012 Nominated by public vote for “Carolinas Got Talent” Showcase
Dec 10, 2011 Awarded “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 12, 2011 Jake HaldenVang ~ Nominated for “Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
July 5, 2011 Nominated “Band of the Year” Charlotte Music Awards
Oct 12, 2008 Artist Chosen to represent Charlotte, NC at the 2009 International
Blues Competition Showcase-Memphis, TN

Dec 22, 2017 The Orange Peel ~ Make-A-Wish Foundation ~ Asheville, NC
July 01, 2017 The Blind Tiger ~ Greensboro, NC
June 17, 2017 Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts ~ Charlotte NC.
Mar 01, 2017 Amos Southend w/Zach Myers - Shinedown (Mack, Myers, Moore)
Oct 03, 2016 Amos’ South End ~ Charlotte NC, Opening for Sevendust
Aug 17, 2015 The Neighborhood Theatre ~ Charlotte NC, with Highly Suspect.
Oct 14, 2015 Amos’ South End ~ Charlotte NC, with Like A Storm and Otherwise.
June 13, 2015 Winston Salem Fair Grounds ~ with Tantric, Another Lost Year, Superbob, Almost Kings, Failure Anthem, Elisium, Silvertung, A Course of Action.
Dec 07, 2014 The Iron Thunder ~ Concord NC, with Nolan Neal of Hinder & Bobby Amaru of Saliva.
Oct 03, 2014 The Iron Thunder ~ Concord NC, with Zach Myers of Shinedown.
June 14, 2014 House of Blues ~ Myrtle Beach, SC.
Mar 7 -9 2014 SXSW, Mar 7th ~ Shotguns on 6th, Mar 9th ~ Gypsy Lounge.
July 27, 2013 Live Nation "Fillmore" Charlotte, NC.
June 15, 2013 Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts ~ Charlotte NC.
Oct. 13, 2012 Don Gibson Theater ~ Shelby NC, with The Holmes Brother.
Oct 8, 2011 Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest -Kure Beach, NC. Opening for Jimmie Vaughan
Sept 16-17 ‘11 Maggie Valley Fall Rally ~ Carolina Harley Davidson Dealer Assoc.
Sept 10, 2011 Live Nation ~Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, BBQ & Blues ~ Charlotte NC (Event Headliners ~ Buddy Guy & Jimmie Vaughan)
Apr 15, 2011 Come See Me Festival ~ Rock Hill, SC. Halden Vang Headlining.
Dec 10, 2010 Warren Haynes Annual Christmas Jam ~ Asheville NC. (Event Billing with Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Umphreys McGee, Steve Miller, Drivin N’ Cryin)
Nov 06, 2010 Ed Smith Stadium ~ 20th anniversary Sarasota Blues Festival with Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, Trombone Shorty and Moreland & Arbuckle.
Oct 09, 2010 Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest ~ Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area~ Kure Beach, NC. (Event Headliner ~ Leon Russell)

NC Music Factory~The Fillmore, Time Warner Cable Amphitheater, The Saloon, The Small Bar, Wet Willies, The Chop Shop, Amos’ Southend, The Double Door Inn, Neighborhood & Visulite Theatre, Halton Arena ~ Charlotte, NC. 12th & Porter, 3rd & Lindsley and The Rutledge ~ Nashville, TN. The Funky Blues Shack & The Paradise Grill ~ Pensacola, Fl. The Lexington Avenue Brewery (The Lab), The One Stop/Asheville Music Hall, The Orange Peel ~ Asheville NC. BB Kings, Club 152, Rum Boogie Café, Morgan Freeman’s, “Ground Zero Club” ~ Memphis TN. Webster Hall ~ New York. Southland Ballroom Music Hall & Napper Tandy’s ~ Raleigh, NC. House of Blues ~ Myrtle Beach, SC. Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota Fl., Sylvia Theater ~ York SC, Don Gibson Theatre ~ Shelby, NC

2014 Halden Vang, “How About Now” EP http://smarturl.it/How-About-Now
2017 Halden Vang "Need to Know" - Currently in Studio Production



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Halden Vang” is the power trio group formed and led by guitarist, singer/songwriter sensation, Jake Haldenwang. Jake is a ground breaking artist who delivers a scorchin’ blend of vintage & modern rock & roll with soul, R&B, blues, pop and funk. LINK: http://www.charlottetalentmag.com/emag/story/jake-haldenwang-%E2%80%9Chalden-wang%E2%80%9D

— Charlotte Talent Magazine (Oct 1, 2013)

"Halden Vang Keeps Real Rock Alive" I was just listening to the new Halden Vang tracks and I have officially been BLOWN away! Wow! This music brings to mind the sounds of MY youth, the hard rockin' sound that Hendrix, Deep Purple and Mountain delivered. Jake Haldenwang, the guitarist, has officially gone from being the 15-year-old wunderkind to an 18-year-old man on a mission. His vocals are amazing, his guitar is off the freakin' chain, and the rest of the band are sheer perfection. I feel like I just played one of my beloved vinyl albums from 1972! Time to flip it over and play it again! But LOUDER. LINK: http://michaelbuffalo.net/buffalo_zone/view/162

— Michael Buffalo Smith, Blog Radio-Kudzoo Magazine (Mar 22, 2014)

Haldenwang and company have just returned from California to record tracks with well-known producer/engineer/mixer Bob Marlette at the helm. Haldenwang and band spent two weeks recording five new songs with Marlette. These songs are likely to show up live this weekend as well as soon on a new EP or album.

— Debby Jet Jennings ~ Rock Hill Herald (Jul 3, 2017)

“Halden Vang” Live Music Review" “Halden Vang” is definitely a case of never judge a book by its cover. One look at these guys and you might think it’s just a bunch of young kids who are going to give their best attempt at doing covers of some rock songs from some of your favorite bands. Well, if you go to one of their shows expecting to hear just that, then you will be disappointed. If you want to hear some kick-ass rock and roll that channels some interesting elements of funk and blues with a modern edge to it, then these guys are going to surprise you in a major way. LINK: http://www.immusicmag.com/2015/06/halden-vang-live-north-carolina-summer-music-fest/

— I’m Music Magazine, jpdeuce73 (Jun 24, 2015)

In his latest book, Me, Inc., Gene Simmons writes, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” The truth — and one that Jake Haldenwang understands. Since the age of 13, the North Carolina-based guitarist/vocalist/songwriter has dedicated himself to furthering his career, working diligently to book gigs, write, record, and utilize social media to communicate with fans and expand his base. At 16, he received his first music nomination, and since then has been nominated and awarded repeatedly by the Queen City Music Awards and Charlotte Music Awards, which is not surprising, given both his work ethic and his talent.

— Alison Richter ~ Music Industry Examiner at AXS Entertainment/Examiner.com (Nov 9, 2014)

"The Future of Rock ‘N’ Roll" Haldenwang is an eighteen-year-old guitarist/singer/songwriter that will send you on a trip through time, all the way back to the sixties with his music then dragging you back to the present while picking up styles from every decade in between along the way. After being labeled a guitar prodigy and winning awards all since the age of twelve, his band recently released a new EP that proves that this kid is the real deal and has the potential to shape a whole generation of guitarists to come. Link: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/03df1176-ad23-45d8-aa94-5713cf47703e

— The Future of Rock ‘N’ Roll ~ Kevin Robins, Shutter 16 Magazine (Aug 20, 2014)

"Jake Haldenwang picked up his first guitar at the ripe old age of 11, and has since burst onto the music scene as a star on the rise. By the age of 14, he had played with the likes of Buddy Guy, Walter Trout and the Marshall Tucker Band.” Carolina Chrome Magazine, Featured Artist~May 1, 2010" Link: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/c3f106ec-c280-4982-9083-615127360ed6

— Lauren Crisp, Carolina Chrome Magazine (May 01, 2010) (May 1, 2010)