WESTONE FEATURED ARTIST: FLOBOTS

It’s inspiring to see such raw talent come from our beautiful state of Colorado. Denver-based Flobots are one of the most creative, intelligent groups touring the world these days, and Westone is proud to endorse these artists who wear our in ear monitors. The band isn’t defined by one genre, instead melding rock and hip hop into a musical sensation. Jamie “Jonny 5” Laurie recently commented, “I’ve been using Westone plugs my whole career and they’ve never let me down!”

Flobots - Westone Endorsed Artist

Jamie “Jonny 5” Laurie (lead vocals), Stephen “Brer Rabbit” Brackett (lead vocals), Jesse Walker (bass guitar), Kenny “KennyO” Ortiz (drums), and Mackenzie Gault (viola, vocals) collectively are the Flobots.  The band hit it big when they won a contest on 93.3 KTCL in Denver. Their album Fight with Tools, released in 2007, featured their single “Handlebars” which caught the attention of radio stations and fans across America, and the video has nearly 14 million YouTube views. (Over 18 million views pre-Vevo!) Their most recent album features the hit song “The Circle in the Square.”

Other notable accolades for Flobots include a feature on the UK annual disc Now That’s What I Call Music! 71 as well as inclusion on the MIT Songwriting Club – Songs from the Institute, Vol. 1 and an appearance on the popular Audition video game soundtrack.

Fun Fact: Jamie “Jonny 5” Laurie is the owner of Denver’s Smallest Dog, a title that he won at the county fair. Cheeto is a teacup chihuahua weighing at just 2 lbs 8-10 oz (depending on his diet and self control). Below is a photo of Jonny 5 and his adorable sidekick. Cheeto is now on instagram! Follow Cheeto and his Denver adventures @cheetothedog.

Flobots Lead Singer with Cheeto - Smallest Dog in Denver

Thank you to Westone Audio marketing intern Emma Madura who wrote this blog on the Flobots! (Emma met lead singer Jamie Laurie at a baby shower last year – pretty cool!)

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About Westone Audio

Founded in 1959, Westone Audio is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance in-ear musician’s monitors, earphones for music lovers and innovative speaker technology. After five decades of in-ear and acoustic innovation, Westone has developed a sizable portfolio of exclusive technologies, which incorporate only the most premium materials and optimal processes into all its products. Westone continues to pioneer new innovation into the world of audio and hearing. Our in-ear earphone product lines are actively endorsed by musicians (TobyMac, Third Day, Peter Frampton, Jars of Clay, The Band Perry and Josh Groban to name just a few) and have won acclaim in countless reviews among audiophiles and artist worldwide. Westone is also committed to the prevention and cure of hearing loss and will donate a portion of audio products sold through 2014 to the Hearing Health Foundation (www.hhf.org). Westone is Pure Music.
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