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|The Rocturnals (formerly known as KansasCali)|
|Origin||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Genres||Urban rock, Rock, Soul, Rap|
|Occupation(s)||Urban rock band|
|Instruments||Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drum, Drum Machine, Turntables|
|Labels||Black Casino Music and Entertainment|
|Members||A. “Pittboss” Johnson
Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton aka Emcee N.I.C.E.
Eric “E” Borders
Tristan “Trist” Cannizzaro
Formed in 2003, the band has five members, lead vocalist A. Johnson, lead vocalist-rapper Aulsondro Hamilton, lead guitarist Tristan Cannizarro, rhythm guitarist Adam Crow, and drummer Eric Borders. The band's mainstream debut came as KansasCali in 2004, when the song "If I..." appeared on both the soundtrack and DVD of the 2005 Academy Award-winning movie, Crash. The music video also featured in the "Special Features" section of the DVD and appeared on the concept album, Crash: Music from and Inspired by Crash.
Following the band's success with Crash, it was invited to feature on the soundtrack for Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The band responded with a more mid-tempo song, in comparison to "If I...", entitled, "If I Never See You Again".
The band's soundtrack success led them to be selected by Tamara Coniff, former editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine, as the opening band for Billboard's 1st Annual Digital Entertainment and Media Awards. The band was subsequently selected to appear on four other movie soundtracks: Haven, a 2004 action movie starring Orlando Bloom and Zoe Saldana, ESPN's Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, about New York's soccer team, Kickin It Old Skool a comedy starring Jamie Kennedy and Bobby Lee, and John Feal's documentary Save The Brave.
The band's appearance on the Crash DVD did not occur without controversy. Bird York, who created the movie's theme song, "In the Deep", but did not feature on the DVD, complained about the band's inclusion. York communicated with Lionsgate, Bob Yari and Superb Records and requested to have the band's song removed, and it subsequently did not appear in the director's cut version of the DVD.
Songs & Albums
|Songs & Album information 2002–present|
|"Celebrate The Earth" (single)
|This Is Where Amazing Happens
|Doctor Fink presents a Tribute to Prince
|In My America feat. The Rocturnals (Tribute LP)
|Save The Brave Documentary
|Kickin It Old Skool (movie)|
|Once In a Lifetime (2006 film) starring Pelé
|Haven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
|It’s All Love feat. KansasCali|
|Crash: Music from and Inspired by Crash (soundtrack)
|Mr & Mrs. Smith (international soundtrack)|
Television Show Songs
|Songs for TV Shows & Specials, 2000–present|
|Lav Luv TV One comedy special “I'm Gonna Get In Trouble
|Lil jj comedy special “Almost Grown”
|Emmitt Smith presents “The Emmitt Zone”|
- A. “Pittboss” Johnson – lead vocals, singer (2000–present)
- Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton – lead vocals, rapper (2000–present)
- Eric “E” Borders – drummer (2004–present)
- Adam “Crow” – guitarist (2006–present)
- Tristan “Trist” Cannizarro– lead guitarist (2010–present)
- "Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards". Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Retrieved 2004-11-05.
- "The Rocturnals – Celebrate The Earth (2011)". Amazon. Retrieved April 2011. Check date values in:
- "The Rocturnals - The Life (2011)". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Save The Brave Documovie". 9/11 Health Now. Archived from the original on December 23, 2008. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Kickin It Old Skool". imdb. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Once In A Lifetime Soundtrack". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Haven Soundtrack". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "K-Ci Hailey – My Book". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Crash Movie - Soundtrack". Crash Film. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Mr. & Mrs. Smith International Soundtrack". Shaazam. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Aaron Hall – Adult's Only". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "KansasCali – Vegas One". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Lil JJ's Almost Grown Variety Show". Code Black Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
- The Rocturnals Official Site – Black Casino Music & Entertainment
- The Rocturnals at the Internet Movie Database
- Aulsondro Novelist Hamilton at the Internet Movie Database
- Anderson Pittboss Johnson Jr. at the Internet Movie Database
- Eric Borders at the Internet Movie Database