|Kendall Street Company|
|Earth Turns ( July 2nd, 2016)|
Kendall Street Company — Earth Turns (July 2nd, 2016) ★
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Album release: July 2nd, 2016
Record Label: Kendall Street Company
Genre: Alternative Rock
01. Seem Serene 6:28
02. My Love, My Love 3:19
03. We Were Words 3:05
04. Cars 4:12
05. Cherry Tree 4:06
06. Long Lost 6:44
07. Majafunk 3:27
08. Steer Clear 3:40
09. Sweet and Clean 5:06
10. Disco Jam 3:38
11. Summer Dreams 4:12
12. Far Thought 3:03
★ Louis Smith — Guitar/Vocals
★ Andrew Drehoff — Saxophone
★ Brian Roy — Basses/Vocals
★ Ryan Wood — Drums/Percussion
★ Price Gillock — Keys
★ Kendall Street Company was founded in the early months of 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Louis Smith and saxophonist Andrew Drehoff. The duo had been playing together for some time in the greater Virginia Beach area, joined by a rotation of talented musicians who performed behind Louis as the Louis Smith Band. After moving to Charlottesville in late 2012 to attend the University of Virginia, the pair began putting together a group of student musicians, adding Brian Roy on bass/vocals and Ryan Wood on drums/percussion in early 2013. Since then, the band has added Price Gillock on keyboards, Bucky Henry on auxiliary percussion, and Ben Laderberg on the electric guitar.
★ The band performs regularly in Virginia and throughout the East Coast, maintaining a central presence in the Charlottesville area, which includes live radio performances on WTJU 91.1 and WNRN 91.9 and a debut EP recorded at Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg, Virginia. While Kendall Street Company's music is influenced by a variety of musicians and styles, the group has been described as “psychedelic,” “alternative,” “jammy,” “rock,” “indie,” and “ska.” It is not uncommon for guest performers to join the group on stage for extended jams.
★ In 2015, the band successfully funded their Kickstarter campaign to record their debut full–length album, Earth Turns.
Louis Smith — Lead Vocals/Guitar
★ The frontman of Kendall Street Company. Louis was raised in the beautiful city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, before moving to Charlottesville in 2012 to pursue a degree in music performance. He, along with Andrew Drehoff, founded Kendall Street Company the following year.
Brian Roy — Backup Vocals/Basses
★ A Charlottesville–based musician who was born and raised inside the D.C. beltway. He came to Charlottesville to study music and history at the University of Virginia. Brian plays upright, electric, and acoustic basses and sings backup vocals along with producing some of the band’s live and recorded music.
Ryan Wood — Drum Set
★ A drummer from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He moved to Charlottesville in 2011 to pursue his education, ultimately joining Kendall Street Company two years later.
Price Gillock — Keyboards, Flute
★ Price “Thomas Jefferson” Gillock is a keyboardist and multi–instrumentalist from Staunton, Virginia. He brought his talents to Kendall Street Company in 2013.
Ben Laderberg — Electric Guitar
★ Raised in the 757, Ben Laderberg lays down electric guitar with the Company. Following extensive jam sessions and recording on Earth Turns, he continues to influence the tunes with his savory noodles, ferocious tone, and good vibes.
Andrew Drehoff — Saxophone
★ The main melody man. “Dre” grew up playing saxophone with Louis in Virginia Beach, getting his start playing in various jazz bands and his high school’s marching band. After moving to Charlottesville, he became a founding member of Kendall Street Company.
Bucky Henry [Studio Member] — Auxiliary Percussion
★ Grooving and unassuming, Bucky Henry is a percussionist from Virginia Beach. He offers diverse rhythmic arrangement to the group’s foundation. His setup includes rainsticks, wood blocks, bongos, timbales, chimes, cowbells, among other things.
|Kendall Street Company|
|Earth Turns (2016)|