The Pilot Kids are two art school grads, Jonny G (vocals) studying film, and Donrique (producer/guitarist) who came together to make music that blurs the lines of genre and live by the motto F.Y.O.P (Fly Your Own Plane). The Pilot Kids have their video “Million Bucks” [OFFICIAL VIDEO] published on Youtube.
Donrique comes from a finger-style guitar background, studying Tommy Emmanuel for 5 years before joining The Pilot Kids. At 15, he was designing t-shirts for bands such as Taking Back Sunday and a slew of Drive-Thru Records artists. He also designed for Atticus Clothing and his own brand, KillThePilot Aesthetics. In college, Donrique decided he wanted to merge his musical and visual influences together and began designing album art for finger-style guitarists. He graduated from The University of The Arts in 2012 with a degree in fine art.
Jonny first began music at 6 with piano lessons, later studying clarinet and drums. He also taught himself the bass guitar and electric guitar and has been playing for about 4 years each. At 10, Jonny started rapping and producing beats. Once high school came, however, he concentrated more heavily on musical theater and athletics. This changed when college began and he focused on acting and writing, joining popular NYC sketch comedy group DeadPanda Comedy (www.youtube.com/deadpandacomedy). He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts in 2012 with a degree in film.
The Pilot Kids – “Million Bucks” [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Directed by RAB
Produced by Airebedd