Today we’d like to introduce you to The Night Howls.
Formed in 2016, The Night Howls beginnings consisted of playing four hour gigs for the first year developing tightness and chemistry. Originally comprised by Kimmi Bitter (vocals and guitar) and Ben Neal (guitar), who shared a similar vision of simple pentatonic riffs and roots music, the band shortly after recruited Willis Farnsworth (bass) and later, Kai Taylor (drums) completing their singer-songwriter with high intensity sound.
The Night Howls quickly found success after they released their debut self-titled album in October 2017. Dedicated to making an album free of computerized effects and overdubs, they recorded live and loud to tape in an all analog studio using vintage equipment over the course of 4 days. Frequently playing local venues (House of Blues, Casbah, and Pour House) and being featured on independent radio stations (Award Winning 91x Loudspeaker, No So Serious Radio) they have built an authentic following for the rock-hearted.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
The Night Howls are a rock and roll band often described with a Southern and Blues-Rock twist. Songs typically begin with stripped down folk-like acoustic singer-songwriter roots and usually turns into heavy hitters once the band gets through with it. The Night Howls have set forth with a vision of creating music without automated tweaks and representing unaltered Rock and Roll, much like in the days before technology overtook. Staying as true as possible to the quality of 60’s and 70’s recordings, the band prides on their live and analog style performance. We hope people take away simply just having a good time, letting their worries free for the night and diving into their inner rockstar.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Treat it like a start up business. Don’t expect or feel entitled to take any money made through your artwork for personal gains, at least in the beginning. More importantly, use it to invest in the project’s growth. Look at it as the experience of getting your work out there as a sort of internship for yourself. And don’t be afraid to pay for quality, whether it be a professional promo video or good paint supplies or paying for an experienced audio engineer. Hone into your craft as much as you can so that outside sources will want to help you out because they believe in your work. You have to put in a great amount of work, love, sweat and tears.
Kickstarters and other funding campaigns can be really successful too!
Ask for sponsorships, you may be surprised at how many people want to have a mutually beneficial relationship!
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can find our music by searching for “The Night Howls” on any popular streaming music site: Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Google Play, etc…
You can also find upcoming shows and show some social media love on:
Tour Dates: bandsintown.com/thenighthowls
- Website: www.thenighthowls.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/thenighthowls/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenighthowlsofficial/
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7M5Q6WzG5FBCLGtPRFBDTE?si=554v5V3jRb6TA5khgmSs1A
Romi Rossel, Michelle Reinmuth