The Young Presidents
core of guitarist-vocalist Jake Hertzog
and bassist-vocalist Mitchell Kaneff are
united by their passion for great rock music. The duo is
inspired by everything from Cream to Train, from The Jimi
Hendrix Experience to Nirvana - just a few of the influences
evident on the band's recently released album, 'Coalition.'
The two-member rock band from New York City blends a back-to-basics
approach with a touch of the modern era.
Mitchell Kaneff: Living proof
that you can do it all, Mitch seamlessly juggles being CEO
of his company, Arkay Packaging, with the writing and publishing
of his book 'Taking Over: Insider Tips from a Third-Generation
CEO,' and his musical career.
Jake Hertzog: A distinguished
Berklee College of Music alumnus with three critically acclaimed
jazz-fusion records, Jake's prior experience playing with
Naked Brothers helped catapult him into the pop world -
and his extraordinary expertise in composing, writing, singing,
guitar playing and directing keeps him there!
'Coalition' : Inspired by the
success of their first album, 'Freedom of Speech,' The Young
Presidents became involved in an innovative project, inviting
guest artists to jump into the limelight with them.
Teamed up with renowned Grammy-winning
producer Rob Fraboni (The
Beach Boys, The Band, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards)
and collaborating with some of the world's greatest talent
Corey Glover, Ivan Neville,
Anton Fig, and Adam Ezra,
to name a few), Mitch and Jake recorded the all-original
material in Avatar Studios in New York City. The result:
'Coalition.' This eclectic and innovative rock album, released
digitally, as well as in vinyl and CD, is must-have for
anyone interested in cutting edge music and inspiring vocal