We are MINOR STRUT...
Inspiring the young & young at heart to keep music alive!
Minor Strut is a rock band with members: David Lee 12 - Lead vocals and guitar (Endorsed by Gretsch Guitars & Ernie Ball); Ethan "E" 14 - Lead guitar and backup vocals (Endorsed by Gretsch Guitars, Ernie Ball & Voodoo Lab); Aiden 14 - Drums (Endorsed by Amedia Cymbals USA); Josh 14 - Keys and backup vocals; Marquis 17 - Bass and backup vocals (Endorsed by Ernie Ball).
Minor Strut has played professionally since March 2014. They cover Rock, Alternative Rock and Rockabilly music from the 50’s to the present, as well as Original Music. Their musical talent and charisma have afforded them opportunities to perform in front of thousands of people at legendary venues, charity events, festivals and car shows all over California, Arizona and Hawaii, including the prestigious NAMM SHOW 2018.
Whisky a Go-Go – Hollywood, CA
House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
The New House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
City National Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA
NAMM Show 2018 - Marriott Stage - Anaheim, CA
Toyoto Grand Prix of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA
Hard Rock Café – Maui, HI
Club 80's Bar & Grill Concert Hall – Corona, CA
The Glass House – Pomona, CA
The Cave – Big Bear, CA
Conejo Valley Days – Thousand Oaks, CA
Hangar 24 Airfest – Redlands, CA
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery – Redlands, CA
PBS - Musicology TV Segment - San Bernardino, CA
Rockabilly Extravaganza – Riverside, CA
The Heat Hotel – Lake Havasu, AZ
Citizens Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
Quake Stadium – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Garden Amphitheatre – Garden Grove, CA
Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, CA
The Mitten Building – Redlands, CA
Walter’s – Claremont, CA
Lake Alice Trading Company – Riverside, CA
Franklin’s Cove – Murrieta, CA
The Vault – Orange, CA
Ontario Improv – Ontario, CA
Orange International Street Fair – Orange, CA
Imaginology – Costa Mesa, CA
Orange County Fair – Costa Mesa, CA
San Diego Fair – Del Mar, CA
San Diego Kids Expo – Del Mar, CA
Quaid Harley-Davidson – Loma Linda, CA
Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson – Baldwin Park, CA
Water Wheel Saloon – Norco, CA
San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival – San Clemente, CA
Irvine Global Village Festival – Irvine, CA
Corona Summer Concert Series – Corona, CA
Eastvale Picnic in the Park – Eastvale, CA
65th Street Live! Concerts in the Park Series – Eastvale, CA
Norco Concerts in the Park – Norco, CA
Norco Fair – Norco, CA
The Shops at Dos Lagos – Corona, CA
VFW – Temecula, CA
Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet – SFS, CA
Santee Car & Bike Show – San Diego, CA
Fiesta Kustom Kulture – San Diego, CA
EPYSO – Band for Peace – Santa Monica, CA
Children’s Hospital – Los Angeles, CA
Children’s Hospital – Calimesa, CA
Random Acts of Kindness – Riverside, CA
Charity Wings – San Marcos, CA
Million McFly March Parkinson’s Event – Burbank, CA
Make-A-Wish Foundation Event – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Grifols, Inc. – Private Holiday Event – Los Angeles, CA
Minor Strut has also had the opportunity to Share the Stage and play with Legendary Rockers including Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Taylor Hawkins (Chevy Metal & Foo Fighters), Greg Bissonette (Drummer for David Lee Roth and many more), Everlast (Front man for House of Pain), Duff McKagan (Bassist for Guns N’ Roses), John Tempesta (Drummer for The Cult), Jonny Two Bags (Guitarist for Social Distortion and Cadillac Tramps), and Charles Glenn Jr. (Bassist for Little Richard).
Minor Strut is an incredibly dynamic group of young musicians whose musical ability is not limited by their age or size. Their sound will definitely stop you in your tracks. From razor sharp guitars to back breaking drums, their rhythm is mesmerizing!
Minor Strut's debut EP 'Connected' was released on May 14, 2016. The EP includes four original tracks: What's Stopping You, Diggin' Holes, Connected and Racing to Somewhere. 'Connected' was Recorded and Produced at Rockstars of Tomorrow in Norco, CA by Ben Rico and Michael Anderson; Mixed by Cedrick Courtois at The Castle in San Diego, CA; and Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California. They are currently working on new music with two new tracks titled, I'm Walkin' and Got What I Need.
Minor Strut has had the privilege of being interviewed and/or featured by:
Michaela Pereira (HLN Network) - CNN and CNN INTERNATIONAL
The Gretsch Company - Guitarist Spotlight
Ernie Ball - Family of Artists
Good Day LA with Rockstars of Tomorrow - Norco
KTTV Channel 11 News on three seperate segments
Christine Devine of Fox 11 News - Live Facebook Chat
ABC Channel 7 for Vista L.A.
Musicology IE (KVCR/PBS) - Interview and Live Performance in March 2018
California Rock News - Coverage of Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks
California Rock News - Coverage of the Whisky A Go-Go with Walking Papers
FooFightersUK.com - 'From Minor to Major' - Minor Strut Meet Dave and Share stage with Taylor Hawkins.
The Needles Desert Star, California in 2014 and 2015
The News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 2015
The documentary film Route 66 Revisited! Produced by Zdenek Jurásek in 2015
Mr. Charles Glenn (Bassist for Little Richard) on www.KaoticRadio.com
Mr. Johnny “Spazz” Hatton (Bassist for the Brian Setzer Orchestra) for Rockabilly Rumble, The Interviews
Minor Strut can be found on Social Media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and can be seen 'Playing Live' on stage on Periscope and Facebook Live. Their original music is available for download at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and streaming on Spotify and Sound Cloud.
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WCMA's Finalist in 'Youth' category
'Peoples Choice' and 'Youth Original' for TVMA's Temecula Valley Music Awards
Live Facebook Chat & interview with Minor Strut and Christine Devine of Fox 11 News
Watch MichaeLA as she features our music academy and interviews our very own David Lee.
Minor Strut interview about Conejo Valley Days, meeting Dave Grohl and sharing the stage with Chevy Metal
"It’s not easy to steal the show from Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, but that’s
exactly what 11 year old David Lee and his band Minor Strut did." REVIEW BY STACI AMEND
Mark your calendars for this June 17th from 1pm–5pm for OC Weekly's 5th Annual Summer Fest with live music headlined by Pacific Dub and featuring The Simpkin Project, Wheeland Brothers and the Winner of OC Weekly's Pick the Band contest, Minor Strut.
Top 10 Finalist and only kid band on line-up. Winner will be announced April 6, 2017.