LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS
2012 “ROCK ARTIST of the YEAR”
The award winning “band of brothers”, CHEATING DAYLIGHT, features two sets of brothers…the Crosson Brothers from Vacaville, CA and the Gill Brothers from Cobb, CA.
The rock quintet is comprised of JESSE CROSSON, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Horns, KYLE CROSSON, Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Mandolin, Tambourine, JADEN CROSSON, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, JACOB GILL, Vocals, Lead Guitar, Banjo, CONNOR GILL, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Harmonica!
It has already been an incredible ride for these 5 young men, from Northern California! The journey began for Cheating Daylight in 2011, when they were presented with the 2011 POWER POP BAND of the YEAR award, at the L.A. Music Awards. The same year, they also received a “Best of 2011” nod, from Rainbo Records, for their first single, Photographs Don’t Lie. As the day dawned in 2012, the rock quintet released their first album, “ALL WE KNOW” to industry acclaim, and toured extensively with over 70 dates, across the United States.
In between touring and the studio, the band took time to hit the red carpets and accept multiple awards at prestigious music industry events. The Indie Music Fest named Cheating Daylight their 2012 INDIE ARTIST of the YEAR and the 22nd annual Los Angeles Music Awards honored the band as their 2012 ROCK ARTIST of the YEAR. School Jam USA’s annual “Best Teen Band in the USA” competition selected Cheating Daylight out of 100 semi-finalists, as one of the final “Great Eight” bands in America and brought them to Anaheim, CA, during the N.A.M.M. Convention, where bassist Connor Gill was named the “Best Teenage Bass Guitarist” in the nationwide competition!
And now, Cheating Daylight is firmly entrenched on the touring trail, in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, “ROAD to SOMEWHERE”. The record is once again produced by industry veteran, Isha Erskine, whose legendary work includes Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Black Eyed Peas, Jeff Beck, Joss Stone and now Cheating Daylight! The acclaimed music man has regularly worked with iconic producers and mixers, including legends Mutt Lange & Mike Shipley. Isha’s immense talents are evident on the new album, “ROAD to SOMEWHERE” which is available now, on the world wide web, and in select music stores everywhere!
As the “ROAD to SOMEWHERE” Tour kicks into high gear, many great things are happening for the band. The 2013 Epic Proportions Fall Tour selected Cheating Daylight to hop on the tour bus, and kick off the tour, hitting Colleges, Military Bases and prominent High Schools, throughout the fall.
The Los Angeles Music Awards have once again recognized this band of brothers. The 23rd annual award show, has nominated Cheating Daylight, as 2013 ROCK ARTIST of the YEAR and “Road to Somewhere” for their 2013 ROCK SINGLE of the YEAR and 2013 ROCK ALBUM of the YEAR categories!
Cheating Daylight was selected to perform at the Malibu Music Awards, and named 2013 New Artist of the Year. The star studded red carpet event at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University was hosted by actor Robert Hays and comedian Dick Van Dyke. Cheating Daylight performed the title track from their new album, “Road to Somewhere” and were presented the award by celebrity Gretchen Bonaduce.
And…the prestigous 2014 Artists in Music Awards, have also followed suit…nominating the band in the categories of 2014 Best Indie Artist, 2014 Best Rock Artist and 2014 Best Alternative Artist, while inviting them to perform LIVE at their 2014 red carpet event, to be held in Hollywood, in February of 2014.
Cheating Daylight will continue their 100 date tour across North America throughout 2013-2014, and bring their award winning, melody driven, LIVE show, to fans and audiences in a city near you! For more information, check out www.cheatingdaylight.com !
Jesse Crosson, Kyle Crosson, and Jaden Crosson, grew up in Vacaville, California, and began performing at an early age. Their love of music & family, led them to form a band…The Crosson Brothers!
The Crosson Brothers toured throughout California in 2009 and 2010, taking time out to record their debut album, LIGHTS OUT. The record was co-produced in Los Angeles at R.A.G. Studios, by the award winning producer Robin DiMaggio, of “Lopez Tonight” fame. The album has received rave reviews, and the CD is currently available in music stores and on itunes.
Jacob Gill, and Connor Gill, grew up in Cobb, CA. In 2009, Jacob was playing in a band named String Theory, when The Lost Boys called and asked if he wanted to join them. He arrived in time to tour extensively with the award winning, teenage rock band, playing hundreds of dates throughout North America. In late 2010, his brother Connor was invited to perform with the band, and did so until the band’s breakup in early 2011. During that time The Lost Boys won numerous awards, including 2010 ROCK ARTIST of the YEAR at the Los Angeles Music Awards, 2011 National ROCK ARTIST of the YEAR at the Phoenix Music Awards, and 2010 Independent Artist of the Year, at the D.I.Y. Music Festival. The band also released their 3rd album, RUNNING RED LIGHTS, produced by Multi-Platinum, Multi-Grammy Award winner, David Kershenbaum.