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!”
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.
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!)