At its core, Victory Dance is the “give no shits” attitude of 5 guys who just play great music. And though the band is newly formed (September 2015), there’s no shortage of history. The Dance started when 3/5ths of pop act Fancy Reagan (Republic Records/Universal Music Group) sought out Kenny Collette, known for his work in Franchise and Lady Radiator (Emerald Moon Records), and Are Jay Helton of The Day Of (Warner Curb/Word Ent.) to start a more alternative project that would drive down a lane they were really passionate about.
While in Fancy Reagan, Jason Krebs, Bobby Kay, and Chris Tsaganeas, enjoyed a variety of rapid successes. In less than a year from forming, they were featured in the Huffington Post, took first place over 3500 bands on VH1’s Make a Band Famous, signed a major label record deal, opened for such notable acts as The Roots and Bleachers, and had their music placed in a variety of outlets including NCAA March Madness tv commercials, the opening for The 2015 ESPY Awards Show, and in many Major League Baseball stadiums.
Before fronting Victory Dance, Kenny was an unstoppable force right out of the gate. At 17, he signed with independent label Infidel Records, and later with Emerald Moon and Hotfoot Records as the lead singer and front man of Lady Radiator. He toured the country on Warped Tour and Bamboozle, as well as on his own. Are Jay landed two European tours and a US tour as the guitarist for Stereo Radio.
The collaboration of these backgrounds is the pulse of Victory Dance. Taking their proven strengths as pop songwriters and fusing with a much more alternative edge has led to an infectious and unpredictable catalogue. The live show spans from undeniable pop ear-worms like the debut single, “Two of Us”, to guitar driven fight anthems like “Memphis”. Drawing comparisons to juggernauts Imagine Dragons and 30 Seconds to Mars, even up and comers Walk the Moon, Victory Dance unifies so many styles that they naturally stand on their own.