V Child is an original rock trio based in North County, San Diego California.
V Child’s lead singer and guitarist Ken Najbert met the drummer and fellow singer, Dan “KretinRock” Smith in the summer/fall of 2006.
Najbert is a ravenous song writer with literally 100 or more completed songs. Najbert has played with the late Robin Crosby (Ratt), Weezer, and was coined by Dweezil Zappa as “the human air horn”. Dave Rolland the editor of "City Beat" magazine in San Diego wrote Ken Najbert's fantastic baritone voice reminds him of early "Pearl Jam" and "Soundgarden".
Smith who has over 20 years experience playing drums in working bands including PA’s best Elvis Impersonator (Tom Miller), the Band (Border Crossing), a San Diego blues/rock staple in San Diego in the late 90’s and the hard hitting OB punk band (Yer Mom) had recently taken nearly 2 years off from drumming after his son was born in 2003.
While searching for a bass player to complete the trio, Najbert and Smith continued to play, just the two of them. Smith and Najbert played religiously once a week every week. Their jam sessions became more and more fun, the two allowing complete musical freedom and with it creativity. The two were learning Najbert’s songs and also writing new material.
About 7-8 months later and a dozen or more bass auditions and 4 or 5 bass players later it became apparent that finding the 3rd piece to this musical puzzle would not be easy. Out of the blue Smith had an epiphany one afternoon in the early summer of 2007 and called his previous band mate and the founding member of Border Crossing, Ron Call. Call has played blues harp for over 25 years and is a San Diego blues harp veteran playing with San Diego blues staples such as the (Mississippi Mud Sharks), and San Diego blues legends (Tomcat Courtney) and (Earl Thomas). Ron purchased a bass the same week and learned some parts on the demo he was given and V CHILD WAS BORN!
V Child recorded their demo in 2007 and is started recording tracks for their debut album. V Child has been featured on KUSI’s good morning San Diego, and San Diego’s Rock 105.3 FM and KPRI 102.1 FM. V Child’s song “How’s The Weather?” was accepted into the Rock Song Vault and was a 1 song under the Rock Category for nearly 2 consecutive months.
In 2013 Ron Call left San Diego and moved to Ohio. Once again V Child was looking for a bassist.
In March of 2013 Ron (Unkle Zim) Henderson came to an audition playing Gas Tank. Nailed it and joined the band. Ron has many years of playing guitar and bass. Played in two original bands in Los Angeles over 12 years. Writes and sings and is finding his place with Ken as they move forward with the next album in view.
V Child, at the time Zim joining the band, had four of the 12 songs completed for their debut album. Within the next six months they laid five more songs and now only had three left. In October 2014 the Vanity album was completed and ready for distribution.
We selected Disc Makers for the CD and CD Baby for distribution. The release date on CD Baby was 12/1/2014.
We are currently writing new songs for two different albums. You will understand more as we add these songs to our venues.
V Child is completely ecstatic about being musicians, living in San Diego, having the opportunity to create new music, bring new ideas, sounds, feelings and commentary about our community, country, world, and beyond. We love to play; hopefully you hear that in our music.
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