Ohio band, brothers working to evolve music, style

By: Cari Zahn – Staff Writer

Two brothers, two big hearts for music and one great performance: that’s exactly what you’ll get when listening to Good Knights, a two-man duo from Springboro, Ohio. Fans of John Mayer and Ed Sheeran should especially look out for this up-and-coming band.

Joey Glaser-Atkins, 23, and Tommy Glaser-Atkins, 17, grew up with an interest in music and spent a lot of time playing instruments and learning about music together. The brothers found there was no better way to express this life-long love than to form a band.

What started with piano recitals and open mic performances graduated to a performance at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton on Jan. 23. When they were under a previous band name, the two brothers played at UD a few times and appealed to the college crowd.

The duo has been influenced greatly by strong male singer-songwriters and aspires to emulate their heroes, but their musical style doesn’t stop at that. The brothers said their sound is constantly evolving and use an all-encompassing phrase to describe the genre to which they subscribe.

“We are acoustic R&B pop rock,” Joey Glaser-Atkins said. Their typical sound may also include some rap and even rock ’n’ roll. Other major influences on the band’s music include the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Twenty One Pilots.

Though the two brothers have an adaptable style and sound, playing both upbeat house party music and slower coffee shop shows, they do make one promise for every show they play. When asked what fans can expect at a typical show from them, the brothers replied with “good, well-crafted music.”

While the pair gets a kick out of playing covers for their audiences, they always include original songs in every show and continue to release new music. Their first EP will feature rock, rap, pop, reggae, bluegrass and more.

Aside from playing shows and working on new music, Good Knights is working on a music video with On The Couch Music to be released in a couple of weeks. The duo is consistently working on reaching new audiences with their music and opening doors to new opportunities, which includes booking shows. Their music can be found on the website Reverbnation, as well as local shows as they continue to grow their musical career.

For booking information, contact Joey Glaser-Atkins at joeyglaseratkins@gmail.com.

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