Brooklyn-based young rockers, Control The Sound, are a funky, genre-bending group whose roots trace back to an elementary school talent show. Singer and guitarist Elijah Frechtman and drummer Carter Nyhan started fusing their own unique jams before recruiting Elijah’s cousin Audrey Frechtman on bass and vocals, and Kai Blanchard on trumpet. Despite being 15-years-old, Control The Sound are not your average teenagers. With nearly 100 gigs under their belt, the band has played at New York City staples like Brooklyn Steel and Brooklyn Bowl and have opened for acts such as The New Mastersounds and, one of their idols, The Cat Empire. Between skateboarding and schoolwork, the band works hard on writing new music and practicing for their next gigs. Last year, they put out their first EP, Standing Over There, featuring four of their original songs. In addition to their own music, the band isn’t afraid to tackle heavy-hitting covers including James Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and The Rolling Stones.
After nearly six years, the teenage musicians have developed their sound into their own unique blend of funk, hip-hop, rock, jazz, and blues. Their influences are wide and iconic, including the sounds of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson, Vulfpeck, and much more. Control The Sound has made a name for itself in the New York City music scene through the addictingly lively sound and energy they give their audiences. It’s impossible not to have a good time while watching the group jam on stage, feeding off of each other’s obvious joy for the music and sending it right into the crowd. While other teens are going to the mall and glued to their phones, these teens are likely coming to a stage near you, ready to play their hearts out.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"The kids blow it right out of the water every time, blowing unsuspecting minds ‘round Brooklyn." - Afropunk
I can't front I teared up some. Let me wipe this off before my daughter catches me. - Crown and the M.O.B.
"These kids are good! Funkin It Up!" - Shrine World Music Venue
"The Next Super Stars" - PIX Morning News
"Watch for them, pretty bad in the best kind of way" - @okaygingerlynn