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GOING ROGUE - order the debut album right here, right now!

Influenced by a whole host of artists, from Damien Rice to The Clash, Sticky Fingers to Catfish and The Bottlemen, and with a sprinkling of life experience from lost loves to his time volunteering in Africa, Vincent Knight has bared his soul for all to hear. The result, a startlingly honest and melodically charming debut album.

A fresh approach. Well crafted songs with a global influence. Great guitar and vocals, delivered with energy and emotion plus tongue-in-cheek politics. Very watchable and listenable
- Barry Jones
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‘Vincent always gets our place rocking. You’ve Got Mine feels like it will be this summer’s anthem’
- Brian McAllister, Booker at Banham Barrel/The Back Room
‘Current and cool (probably a little too much for his own good!)’
- GingerDog Records
‘A fresh approach. Well crafted songs with a global influence. Great guitar and vocals, delivered with energy and emotion plus tongue-in-cheek politics. Very watchable and listenable’
- Barry Jones
I began my musical journey at 13, when my father bought my first guitar. Before that I had learned a little on the drums and then picked up my brother’s rarely used guitar from a dusty corner. I first found a love for music through the 70's rock I would hear coming from my dad's car stereo and started learning those monster guitar riffs from any and every YouTube 'how to play' video I could find. I was fortunate enough to live next door to Paddy Stratton, a folk and rock musician who has previously written an album for The Levellers. Paddy taught me the basic chords and we would jam on a weekly basis.

I started a band with a couple of friends from school, and by this time I had discovered bands like The Sex Pistols and Nirvana. Naturally our band would cover the easier to play tunes from punk and rock bands. We struggled to find a vocalist and eventually I just said 'fuck it, I'll do it myself' - I was a dreadful singer however. But, practice makes perfect, and with time I became more confident and capable.

A good few variations of the band came and went, I started to write my own songs and we would play gigs that weren't in the high school assembly hall. After leaving school we began to play gigs in local pubs and being a punk band, and with the discovery of alcohol, we acted like one too - we weren't always popular but somehow still managed to get the odd gig.

Fast forward a few years and swap out a couple of members of the band, we were still doing it. I decided to leave my job to do charity work in Africa through the ICS programme with Restless Development. I spent 3 months living in rural Uganda, it was an amazing experience and I came to realise that I had changed. I wasn't really angry at anything so writing angry punk songs didn't really make sense. Don't get me wrong, I still love punk music and it's great fun playing live with the band, but in terms of creativity and expression, it wasn't the way forward for me any longer.

And so Vincent Knight was born. And, through this new venture and stage name, I could write and perform music that I felt really had my heart and soul in it. Real experiences put into words and music. I also began to use the drop D tuning of my guitar to write more experimental tunes and guitar parts.

Then GingerDog Records found me and now
Going Rogue is the door to the next chapter…
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LABEL | info@gingerdog.co.uk, +44 (0)1842 780033
MANAGEMENT | management@vincentknightmusic.com
BOOKING | booking@vincentknightmusic.com