THE NIGHT HOWLS ARE
With old souls and young hearts, San Diego blues-rock quartet The Night Howls deliver a blast-from-the-past performance that is inevitably intermingled with a twist of modern cool. Thick, fiery vocals intertwined with soulful guitar, shredding bass, haunting organ and a pulsating rhythm that promises a captivating experience full of integrity. A band with a purpose to make each member the forefront in an unique way. Heavily influenced by the roughness of old records and female powerhouses, such as Janis Joplin and Grace Slick, and of course the blues, soul, and country roots of American music that made Rock what it is today.
Formed in 2016, The Night Howls beginnings consisted of playing weekly four hour gigs for the first two years developing tightness and chemistry. Originally comprised by Kimmi Bitter (vocals and guitar), Ben Neal (drums), and Willis Farnsworth (lead guitar) who shared a similar vision of simple pentatonic riffs and dirty rock music. In 2018, the band recruited Kyre Wilcox (bass guitar) and Jody Bagley (organ/keys) completing their singer-songwriter with high intensity sound.
The Night Howls quickly found success with touring and independent radio airtime 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 touring, being featured on independent radio stations (Award Winning 91x Loudspeaker, No So Serious Radio), and being a hometown staple (House of Blues, Casbah, and Pour House) they have built an authentic following for the rock-hearted.
The Night Howls have set forth with a vision of creating music without automated tweaks and representing unaltered Rock and Roll, much like 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. In 2019, the band sets forth with an upcoming EP release and national tour providing a raw, refreshing, and energetic performance.