DARYL
DOESCHNER

LEAD VOCALS
 

From Beethoven to The Beatles, the spectrum of music that has nursed and watered Daryl since he was a Long Island seedling is too wide to list. Fostered by his father's affinity for classical masterpieces and new age albums, molded by his siblings' love of contemporary and alternative rock, It isn't uncommon for Daryl to blend as diverse flavors as Latin, trip hop and soul in a single song.

Taking up the drums at age 8, eventually, the drummer found his mic and by 21 his pen. With a degree and penchant for film history and to understand what makes every person tick, Daryl honed his writing and vocal craft scratching meaningful melodies across multiple projects that included an acoustic duo dubbed Tom Foolery, a funk band called Liter of Heat, and Saturday Astrology, a group best described as rock electronica that was no stranger to the live music clubs of New York City's East Village and Lower East Side.

 
 
 

TONY
LUSTIG

BARI SAX

 

Detroit native Tony Lustig is a dynamic saxophonist who is quickly becoming a mainstay in the New York music scene.  Tony fuses inspiration from jazz, pop, rock, classical music, and contemporary film scores.. Now, as co-founder of Nearly Knights, a band Tony has dreamed of forming since he was a young teen, that passion and musicianship is brought to the forefront on a level that young teen would have never thought possible.

Tony’s sound and talents have been desired by the likes of disco queen Gloria Gaynor, the house band of America’s Got Talent, and internationally acclaimed artist and CBS Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis. His pen and playing were finely honed at the illustrious Juilliard School, opening up his unlimited potential in musical adventures and collaboration. 

 
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TATUM
GREENBLATT

TRUMPET

Tatum has established himself as one of the most in-demand young trumpet players in New York.  He has toured over 50 countries with such Grammy Award winning artists such as Bastille, Richard Bona, Blood Sweat & Tears, and The Mingus Big Band.  Among his dozens of recording credits include Grizzly Bear, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and various movie soundtracks. 

ROBERT
EDWARDS

TROMBONE

Robert was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL.  He began playing professionally while in his undergraduate at University of North Florida.  After moving to NYC, he met Tony Lustig while also  finishing his schooling at The Juilliard School. Since then, Rob has enjoyed performing around with various artists in the US, and all over the world.

ANDY
GUTAUSKAS

ALTO SAX

New York based baritone saxophonist, Andrew is a Juilliard grad from Southington, Connecticut. He has performed on NBC's America's Got Talent, as well as made appearances on television with Paul Simon on NBC, with Michael Buble on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and with R&B artist Imani Coppola on the Conan O’Brien Show. 

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JOSH DAVIS

DRUMS

Josh was born on a small island off the coast of Belize. He moved to Detroit, Michigan with his mother and grandmother when he was a small child. Josh has been playing the drums since the age of seven, after his father, who also played drums, bought him his first drum set. Josh has played with numerous artists including Starlight Girls, Karabas, and Coyle Girelli.

 

HENRY HEINITSH

GUITAR

Henry has been an active member of the New York live music scene for 6 years. Henry attended Oberlin Conservatory of music as well as the renowned Jazz Masters program at William Paterson University.  Henry’s musical influences include Jimmy Herring, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino, Brian May, and Dimebag Darrell.

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DYLAN SHAMAT

BASS

Dylan was born and raised in St. Paul, MN where he began his musical studies on the violin at the age of 4. Dylan moved to New York City to complete his Bachelors degree at Manhattan School of Music. In addition to playing with The Knights, Dylan has played with Lea Delaria from Orange is the New Black, the People Versus Larson.  He maintains an active schedule of music education, teaching private students as well as giving master classes in high schools and middle schools.