In a digital world where isolation is real and solo artists are thriving, The Tens are upholding the longstanding tradition of what it means to be a big, real, live, rock ‘n’ roll band.


The LA based outfit emerged in 2014. They devoted their early years to performance, busking nightly and picking up weekly residencies around the city, being humbly compared to legendary groups like The Band, Grateful Dead and Little Feat. Their improvisation and groove has since taken them across the country several times, establishing them as a premier touring spectacle.


In 2016, The Tens audaciously tracked a live, direct to vinyl record in Nashville’s Welcome to 1979 (Jason Isbell, Lake Street Dive). The process required them to cut each side of the double LP in a single take. The result was an honest, sonic rendering of a beautiful day in the South.


An archetype of patience, in 2018 The Tens embarked on a 17-month process, writing and recording their forthcoming studio record Broken Romantic. The album is an emotional trip through the disillusionment of self, dreams and reality. During production, the album caught the ear of Grammy-winning producer J.J. Blair (June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash, Smokey Robinson, Kelly Clarkson) who joined to mix the project. The Tens’ introspective songwriting put through Blair’s aesthetic filter likens the group to contemporaries such as Alabama Shakes, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Leon Bridges and is set to be released in the coming months.


Hunter Nakazono | guitar, vocals

Nicholas Nakazono | drums

Adam Churilla | guitar, vocals, keys

Kyle Stolz | saxophone, flute

Lizzie Bassett | vocals, tambourine

Markos Medina Vivas | bass

Abraham Parker | keys

Kevin Kim | percussion, guitar

Art Director: Kristin Olivieri

Photographer: Dalton Gaudin