It's been "one great thing after another" for a trio of Brooklyn teens who were discovered one day by Eric Clapton’s drummer, Steve Jordan, in 2012 when the trio were playing in Washington Square Park.
Unlocking the Truth, helmed by guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, has now been
picked up by Sony, which is expected to produce at least two records with the band and may opt for four more.
The group has been making rounds across the country, performing at Coachella, opening of Guns 'N' Roses, performing at Brooklyn Nets games, the Apollo, Webster Hall and, currently, playing at Van's Warped Tour.
Sony has promised the boys $60,000 for their first and as much as $350,000 for their second. If the record label stays with the teens for all six albums, the band could be making as much as $1.7 million.
“It’s so exciting. We’re jumping over the moon,” said Jarad’s mother, Tabatha Dawkins. “What started out as play dates went to Times Square and now this. It’s been one great thing after another."
Jordan introduced the band to "Welcome Back Cotter" writer Alan Sacks who is acting as the band's manager.
Co-manager and Malcolm's mother, Annette Jackson, said Sony's Jolene Cherry reached out to the boys. She responded by flying the boys to Los Angeles to give a private performance, which secured the contract.
The eighth graders will also have a book out by Christmas and are currently filming a documentary about their experience.