Know Prisoners is Luck Spaulding, Cal Kuhlman, John Bertke & Nikko Manamikko, an uber-dynamic group with a knack for multi-instrumentalism, soul-touching vocals, catchy melodies and mind-bending musicianship. Heavy on the Reggae flavor, as well as major influences by John Mayer, Daft Punk, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, John Legend, D’Angelo, Paul Simon, Parliament, Stevie Wonder.
Joshua Jessen is a pianist from Cincinnati, OH. He has performed throughout France, Italy, Romania, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, and the United States. With a Bachelor’s in Music from Cincinnati’s prestigious College-Conservatory of Music, he has performed with such musicians as Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), John Von Ohlen, JD Allen, Randy Edelman (film composer), Jon Lampley (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Roy Agee (Prince), Sara Montiel, Rich Perry, and members of WHY?. Joshua has recorded extensively with multi-platinum producer Hi-Tek, and can be seen performing currently with bands Natural Progression, Art & Science, and the Huntertones. In addition to being a professional pianist, Joshua has recently begun acting. He can be seen portraying the likeness of Bill Evans in Don Cheadle’s film “Miles Ahead.”
Josiah Wolf is the drummer and multi-instrumentalist for the band WHY? (www.whywithaquestionmark.com). In 2003 Josiah self-released The josiah EP as a limited run tour CD. In March 2010 he released his first full-length solo LP, titled Jetlag (www.anticon.com). Following the release he toured solo (opening for WHY?) across Europe. Soon after Liz Hodson joined the band and the duo began touring extensively across the US. Their live arrangement makes for a unique experience with both musicians playing multiple instruments (often at once), looping melodies and rhythms and creating interesting textures without the use of prerecorded sound. In the fall of 2010 they recorded a 6 song covers EP titled Under Lovers Covers (josiahwolflizhodson.bandcamp.com). They are currently working on a full length record together that will fuse the sounds of Liz’s vocal melodies and Josiah’s rhythmic stylings.