THE KINGS OF STRINGS: THE STORY
How They Got Here
The Kings of Strings were formed in the Summer of 2016 by Giovanni Rugiero, Jacob St. Pierre, Luke Porada, and Ben Bustamante. They were all high school juniors who loved Rock music from the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, and AC/DC just to name a few. The founding members decided to give their own shot in playing rock music, so Luke Porada recruited class mate Jacob St. Pierre to play guitar, grade school friend Ben Bustamante to play the drums, and lifelong friend Giovanni Rugiero to sing. They made their live debut at Luke and Jake's alma mater, Divine Child High School, at their Senior Coffee House in February 2018 and every member has been writing and showcasing original material ever since. Close friend and Divine Child classmate Noah Wojcik joined the band in 2019 to play the drums. Currently, The Kings of Strings are playing live shows whenever and wherever they can, and have been recording demos out of Noah's basement of their original compositions. They are looking to professionally record and self-release an Extended Play in 2021.
Sum of Talented Parts
Gio's style of singing mirrors his personality to a T; raw energy, and a swagger like no other. He is heavily influenced by Josh Kiszka of his favorite band Greta Van Fleet. He also admires the vocal work of Robert Plant, and Vince Neil. Gio strives to be a part of that elite group of rock singers. He has a big speaking and singing voice that stands out of a crowd which compliments his towering height.
JACOB ST. PIERRE
Jake is the main musical composer of the group and for good reason, he knows how to simply churn out memorable riffs and solos that range from melodic to chaotic, perfectly encapsulating the sound of the band as a whole. His triad of favorite guitarists are Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry, and Angus Young.
Luke Porada spearheaded the formation of the band by recruiting his friends to form The Kings of Strings. Luke is the main lyricist of the band's music who prides himself on penning interesting, and inspiring pieces on a whole array of topics. His bass playing is the glue that holds all of the grooves on stage together. His chill and welcoming nature allows him to see things others can't through his artist's eye.
Noah Wojcik is the newest member of the band but has found his way in cementing his place behind the drum kit. He is a truly a force behind the drums with his hard-hitting, in your face style of playing. Dave Grohl is his main inspiration on the drums.