Mention the names Matt or Todd Clemmer in the Dayton, OH music scene and you’ll imbue respect and admiration. The twin brothers began their epic journey in the late nineties as Clemmer Jane and later as simply Clemmer. After many successful years Clemmer disbanded amicably in 2008 and from the dust emerged a new band with a ferocious drive to create powerful music with a purpose. Todd Clemmer kept the Clemmer rhythm section in tact with Ryan Littman on Bass Guitar and Mark McFarland on drums. Littman, or Lit as he’s known by close friends, is truly a Rock ‘N’ Roll bassist in every way. Watching him stomp on his overdrive pedal with reckless abandon you are reminded that Rock is meant to be loud, in your face, and most of all fun. Like Littman, McFarland is a veteran of the Dayton, OH music scene. After working and touring the world in several successful bands he found himself taking over drumming duties for the Clemmer brothers. “From the first song we played together it worked perfectly,” he’s said about joining Clemmer. He truly found not only musicians he worked well with but a family. The final addition to the Take Back Kings was Guitarist Adam Brooks, who had played for years with the sometimes infamous Dayton band Saint Cycle. Together they have formed a unit with an undeniable sense of making something bigger than the individuals involved. Todd now resides in Chicago with the band splitting duties between Dayton and Illinois. The “Let it be Known” EP was released in 2011.