Lockeland is a straight-up contemporary country with a throwback twist. The trio’s blend of talents complement one another naturally and instinctively. Fronted by lead-singer Kyndon Oakes, Lockeland represents all that’s important about traditional Country music, with a contemporary production standard. As a trio, their individual talents compliment each other instinctively resulting in a well polished, three-part harmony sound.
Since the launch of the trio’s debut single, “Til The Cows Come Home” which landed in the Top 40 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart, Lockeland was selected as a regular full band stage act on the world famous Wildhorse Saloon stage in Nashville, appeared on the CMA Spotlight Stage (CMA Fest 2019) and opened for Big & Rich on two separate occasions in 2019. The group recently embarked on an international tour (canvassing England and Scotland) where the trio provided direct support for CAM at Millport Music Festival and shared the stage at the Long Road Festival with Kip Moore, Josh Turner, LANCO, Morgan Evans, Logan Mizeand loads more.
Mark Vikingstad and Michael Boris come from different parts of New York and Kyndon Oakes hails from Kansas. The trio met in Nashville, the middle, to “lock the lands” and thus, Lockeland was formed. What brings these friends together is their love of life, humor and the mutual passion to create music that recalls pages from the past and captures memorable moments of the here and now.
They have released three singles since their debut single of “Til’ The Cows Come Home” in March 2019. “Drive” was released in Sept. 2019 penned by Kyndon Oakes, Mark Vikingstad and Susie Brown and “These Hands” released Nov 1 2019 written by Kyndon Oakes, Mark Vikingstad. The exclusive debut of the current single, “Keep Us Young,” was played Live on WSMV Today in Nashville with official digital released on Feb 14th. The song was written by Kyndon Oakes, Mark Vikingstad and Michael Boris.
The on the rise Country music trio Lockeland has also announced the release of a support video for their current single “Keep Us Young.” The song, written by Boris, Oakes and Vikingstad, is an ode to those feelings sparked as young love ignites was released in February. We all are excited to show our incredible fans a peek into the creative process behind our most recent single, "Keep Us Young,” shares Lockeland. “In this video we talk a little bit about the beginnings of the writing process, to the strum of the guitars, striking of the drum heads, and blend of the vocals in the studio. Enjoy!”
Lockeland's polished; easy-does-it dynamics, intricate three-part harmonies and simplistic, meaningful story lines are its signature. With a captivating, subtle, sneaking energy, whether in an intimate acoustic setting or a rockin’ full band show, Lockeland stakes its claim on the map to create a memorable experience like no other.