Balkun Bros

Balkun Brothers

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Balkun Brothers is an explosive, high-energy, funk-infused, blues-rock band from Hartford, Connecticut.

After recently exploding onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’ roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a name for themselves amongst the top rock-blues bands in the USA and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world with their raw hard-rockin’ swagger, becoming known for their explosive high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers, who are originally from Hartford, CT (USA), bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to New York City! The brothers, both in their mid 20’s, are solidifying themselves as top musicians in the rock and blues scenes today.

Balkun Brothers’ sound has been described as Muddy Waters mixed with Motörhead, and since the brothers grew up in the early 90’s their music also draws from punk-rock, grudge, and garage rock, while bringing traditional funk and blues sounds to the table. Quoted as being “… Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin’ American blues.

Some of the band’s accomplishments include:

– 2016 Nominee for Best Rock Band In New England – New England Music Awards
– 2015 Best Overall Band In Connecticut – CTnow.com & CT Music Awards
– 2015 Best Blues Band In Connecticut – CTnow.com & CT Music Awards
– 2015 Nominee for Best Band In Connecticut – New England Music Awards
– 2014 Top Emerging Artist – Summerfest Music Festival – Milwaukee, WI
– 2014 Best Blues Band In Connecticut – CTnow.com & CT Music Awards
– 2013 Best Blues Band In Connecticut – CTnow.com & CT Music Awards
– 2014 Winner of Connecticut Blues Society Band Challenge
– 2013 Winner of Massachusetts Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenge
– 2012 Winner of Connecticut Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenge
– Grand Finalist at the 2013 International Blues Challenge
– Semi Finalist at the 2014 International Blues Challenge
– Semi Finalist at the 2015 International Blues Challenge
– Finalist in 2013 Guitar Center Bluesmaster Competition
– Finalist in 5 categories at 2014 Connecticut Music Awards
– Finalist in 3 categories at 2013 Connecticut Music Awards