Crypto bros Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss played in public with their new band for the first time on Wednesday night at Brooklyn’s the Knitting Factory.
Pumping out emo and pop punk covers, one guest wondered if they’re available for weddings. But they’re working on their own original tunes, too.
We exclusively reported in June that Tyler and Cameron — best known as the Harvard grads who sued Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing their idea for Facebook — were looking to be rock stars in their spare time.
“They’re good, it was cute,” an attendee told us of the gig. “They were doing covers. Someone said they wanted them to play at their wedding.”
The brothers’ band is called Mars Junction — which seems to be a reference to the video game “Warframe.” We hear they performed tracks by Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, U2, Nirvana, Kings of Leon, and The Killers. Tyler sings and Cameron plays guitar.
When we reached out to reps for info, they sent us a release stating that the Junction “plans to start writing its own original music in the coming months. In the meantime, they are bringing the party with your favorite, hard-hitting rock songs.”
Page Six reported that their six-member act previously played to a dozen guests at Cameron’s NoHo loft, which had been outfitted with a professional stage and lighting. But it seems like they’ve got a bit of a following now that they’re out of the house.
“It was pretty crowded,” says a source who also noted it was a small venue. But, “People were dancing and having fun. There were other bands, too — but most people stayed to watch them. It wasn’t just their friends, it was also people just looking for something to do.”
The source assured us, “People bought tickets.”
We’re told that the Winklevii — creators of the Bitcoin exchange Gemini who were, as of January, billionaires — were also selling merch, with part of the proceeds going to the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund.
They’re aiming to play another gig later this summer or in the fall.
Meanwhile, the new band’s spacey name serves as a reminder that while Jeff Bezos shot himself into orbit in a genitalia-shaped rocket as part of his male mid-life crisis, the former Olympic rowers have chosen the more traditional route of creating a cover band at 39. Good for them!