Debut Single "Ventriloquists" available NOW on most major music platforms!


Guitar-driven All-original Hard Rock

Electronic Press Kit (EPK)



Label:  Self-Released
Genre:  Hard Rock/Blues Rock/Modern Rock
Hometown:  East Sparta, Ohio
Influences:  Shinedown, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, AWOLNATION, A Perfect Circle, Shaman's Harvest, Zeppelin, and Skynyrd... to name a few.
Sounds Like:  Shinedown, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, AWOLNATION, A Perfect Circle, Shaman's Harvest, Zeppelin, Skynyrd, Classic 70’s-80’s Hard Rock, Modern Hard Rock





With their first EP release, “Ventriloquists”, and their debut single of the same name (now streaming on most major music platforms), hard rock group LaVaughn, from East Sparta in Stark County, are establishing themselves as a band to be reckoned with.

In late 2016 friends Sam Christie (22; Malvern, Ohio) and Dakota Evans (26; East Sparta, Ohio) formed LaVaughn in hopes to bring great new rock music to the masses.  After a few lineup changes and the addition of bassist Tyler Charton (25; New Philadelphia, Ohio) in 2018, the masterpiece is finally complete.  With blazing riffs, fiery vocals and lyrics that make you stop and think, LaVaughn is ready to take over the world!

Presenting a refreshing cocktail of bluesy roots rock with an alternative metal kick, LaVaughn’s music grabs your attention with the eruptive vocals and screaming guitar of lead Christie, backed up by the infectious bass and percussion of Charton and Evans. With an intoxicating blend of classic rock tones and modern rock aggression, their music demands you stop whatever you're doing and listen.

Drummer Evans has been playing in bands since he was 13, including stints with Bent Steel and A Silent Vendetta.  His expert drumming skills are not all that he brings to the group; his songwriting, harmonizing lyrics, guitar-playing, and infectious joy on stage keep the audience energized.

Guitarist/Vocalist Christie has been playing guitar since 2014, and his vocal, songwriting, and performing talents are undeniable.  His powerful electric-guitar riffs infuse the soul of old-school rock and roll into the the band’s modern hard rock sound.

Charton joined LaVaughn in 2018 and immediately brought his songwriting, and bass and acoustic-guitar talents to realization with the band.  His funky rhythm and hard-thumping bass gels the group together and solidifies LaVaughn's unique style.

Setting out to adrenalize the modern rock scene, LaVaughn aims to captivate audiences young and old with their thought-provoking lyrics and explosive riffs.  Their soulful, hard-rocking, original compositions are like nothing you've ever heard before, yet familiar in their poetic nature.





  • Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - Annabell’s Bar & Lounge - Akron, OH
    Asava opens, then LaVaughn, then Divorce Horse.  Music starts at 10:30.  Annabell's Bar & Lounge, 784 W Market St, Akron, Ohio 44303.

  • Saturday, March 30th, 2019 - Empire Concert Club - Akron, OH
    Wrath Icon returns to headline this banger of a show! Special guests Sanity Remains, The Cult Ov Crowley, and LaVaughn!  The Empire Concert Club & Bar, 1305 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron, Ohio 44310

  • Saturday, May 11th 2019 - Howlers - Pittsburgh, PA   
    [Details TBA]

  • Friday, June 14th 2019 - Buzzbin - Canton, OH
    [Details TBA]