About The Voodoo Kings

A Little About The Voodoo Kings

As one of the last of the analogue kids, Michael Kranicke, founder of VDK, grew up at a time when listening to music meant either FM Radio or Vinyl. Drinking in a Rock & Roll brew laced with harmony and melody, Michael honed his guitar skills with a myriad of bands.

People say we sound like: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ryan Adams, The Wallflowers, and Drive By Truckers.

With VDK…, hundreds of shows and thousands of miles over more than a decade produced numerous moments laced with applause, laughter, cheers and critical acclaim. The single, “When I See Her” from ‘American Lights’, was featured in the motion picture “Deal” starring Burt Reynolds and produced by Seven Arts Pictures / MGM.

“It is all about the song, stripping down the music, and getting down to rock and roll,” says Michael.

With their new album ‘Mileage’, and a fresh line up, Michael serves up the best for VDK’s longstanding fans and new audiences. VDK has changed their narrative, while they have sustained their passion for the song, for the first chord, for the wall of sound, for the girls, for the rush, for love of it, for the addiction to music we all like to never lose.

Thanks

– VDK

Members

Mario Pagliarulo is a native of Italy and a LA Music Scene staple on bass. Touring Europe with such well-known Italian artists and groups as Gianni Fiorellino and Chao Shi, Mario moved to Los Angeles and caught the attention of Serj Tankian, lead singer for the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum band, System Of A Down. Serj took Mario on board as the bassist for his backing band the FCC, and they spent 2008-09 touring the U.S., Europe, and Australia in support of Serj’s highly-acclaimed solo album, Elect the Dead (Serjical Strike Records/ Reprise Records, 2007)  Mario has also lent his style to Trevor Hall; (vanguard Records) & Larry LaLonde (Primus); and has appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Tonight Show, among others.  Come check out why they call him Super Mario.

Greg Foster Gladman is a staple in the Colorado music scene. Landing gigs in the beginning with Nasty’s Nightmare (with KBPI’s then prime time DJ, Uncle Nasty), and Millionaire Freaks, Greg dove into the Colorado Blues scene working with acts such as Network!, Mojambus , and Eugene Carthen’s Power Band who hosts the longest running open stage in Denver.Greg has shared the stage with likes of Mr. Big, Styx, Steve Morse Band, Joe Bonner, Chris Duarte, Jason Ricci, John Lee Hooker Jr., and Hamilton Loomis.

Ryan Elwood is a freelance drummer based in Denver, Colorado. Performing at places such as Red Rocks Amphitheater , the Gothic Theater as well as at festivals including the Northwest Denver Folk Festival and the Underground Music Showcase (the UMS), Ryan is carving out quite name for himself. He spent several years refining his improvisational skills with jazz guitarist Eric Dorn and Ryan has become an in-demand sideman and session player, performing and/or recording with artists and bands

A Little About The Voodoo Kings

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