Brief: These Knees is a sun-soaked indie rock band from Cleveland, OH. Featuring a rotating cast of musicians and led by songwriter Stephanie Trivison, the band creates music that feels like summer; inspired by youth, nostalgia, and the pursuit of happiness.
Full: Formed in the winter of 2010/2011, These Knees started out as the indie pop solo project of singer/guitarist, Stephanie Trivison. Today, the group has evolved into a catchy genre all their own. Influenced by acts like Butch Walker, The Beatles, Tegan + Sara, and Paramore, the These Knees sound has hooked the attention of publications and promoters across the country. Including The New York City Songwriter’s Circle, Cleveland Scene, HRC Emerging Artists, and various commercial opportunities.
Based out of Cleveland, OH, These Knees takes pride in the band’s highly energized and engaging live performances, drawing in new fans and friends with every song. Performances include Ingenuity Festival, Brite Winter Festival, The New York Songwriter’s Circle at The Bitter End, and opening slots for American Authors, Wild Cub, Gold Motel, Zee Avi, and Eisley.
These Knees’ first full-length album, The Young and the Bright, released September 2013. The ten-track album is an upbeat collection of songs inspired by youth, nostalgia, and summertime adventures. (Side effects include singing, dancing, and sudden joy.)
Stephanie Trivison - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Eric Piontkowski - Bass, Backing Vocals
Rob Hassing - Drums + Percussion
Rotation - Guitar
"I was immediately drawn in by the strength of the songs. Some bands can be great bands but they really only have 1 or 2 hooks that really dig in and get stuck in your head- every song she sang had that kind of infectious melody." - Justin Markert of Cellar Door
"...Her band's terrific new album, The Young and the Bright, sounds a bit like Tegan and Sara and features feisty tunes that have a Violent Femmes-like spirit to them." Jeff Niesel, Music Editor of Scene Magazine
"Mastering a totally wonderful album by These Knees today. This continues to be the sweetest gig ever." Chris Keffer of Magnetic North Studios
"Trivison’s fierce vocals are comparable to Sierra’s from VersaEmerge. They’re warm and light, youthful and exuberant. Her vocals accent the catchy pop melodies that fill These Knees’ debut. Trivison demonstrates a knack for creating hooks that stick; listen to “Pacifica” if you’re in need of convincing." - Alyssa Lee of Midwest Action