Nominated for pop artist of the year 8th annual LA Music Awards
Nominee at the 10th annual LA Music Awards
Brought together by a shared musical vision, GVD bring more to the talent. They also bring an extraordinary amount of diligence to their creative efforts and a prevailing belief that music is a collaborative art to be shared with the masses. This attitude has kept them together and is the strength by which they continue to create new music with originality and commercial appeal. The band takes seemingly innate songwriting and performance instincts and combines them with a breadth of inspirations – from alt rock to classic rock to new rock – to create a unique sonic punch and relentlessly memorable hooks. Where the first album introduced the world to the band’s signature sound, “Babylon” takes the listener into more colorful soundscapes, balanced with pointed lyrics and harder edged grooves. The band—Vocalist/Guitarist John Hajewski, Guitarist Rick Holton, Bassist/Vocalist Rick Zaccaro and Drummer Jeff Heintz— formed in the San Fernando Valley in the mid-‘90s and quickly began garnering attention. GVD was named one of the Top Ten unsigned acts of the year by Music Connection Magazine, and their debut indie CD earned them the “Most Outstanding Indie Album” award at the L.A. Music Awards. The band also won an award for one of their songs from the prestigious John Lennon songwriting contest.