Rocking the Dream in Vegas
By Monique Gaudin
Neon Knights stand out as a hard rocking band in Las Vegas, a city not shy on local talent. As New York born Rick Lord the bass player shared; “We are surrounded by all types of talented bands, original bands, cover-bands. We are entertainment. There is definitely a platform here for doing what we do. If it wasn’t Vegas, we may not be able to get the gigs, the audience, and having the success we currently are having.”
The band has been “gigging” in town for three years minus a couple of breaks while lead singer Ryan Robertson did two military tours of duty in Afghanistan. Sunday night’s performance outside Hennessey’s Pub, is just step away from the Fremont Experience, where the band hopes to be rocking out in the near future.
They play live and loud, choosing less covered songs, setting them apart from the mainstreamed set list of the average Vegas band. “The hard core fans are out there,” says Ryan, “so you want to give them something to see as well.”
For more information on their upcoming performances, go to: http://www.neonknightslasvegas.com
The Neon Knights playing Cat Scratch Fever. Video: Monique Gaudin & James Dimmare