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Kyle

 

Kyle

 

blues show

Jester

blues show

Jester

Traditional Electric Blues & Early Rock & Roll Out of the San Francisco Bay Area!

Traditional Electric Blues & Early Rock & Roll Out of the San Francisco Bay Area!

********  My new cd  AFTER ALL THIS  is out now!  ********

Recorded at Greaseland with Kid Andersen, Aki Kumar, Sid Morris, & Brian "'Nucci"" Cantrell!

Stream it here!        Order it at CDbaby.com!        Download it at BandCamp.com!

PICK IT UP IN PERSON AT:   Good Stuff Guitar Shop in Martinez, CA  -  Pakmail in Martinez, CA  -  Vinaka in Carlsbad, CA

DuckyWaddles in Encinitas, CA   -   Lou's Records in Encinitas, CA   -   Spin Records in Carlsbad, CA

NEWS

Sunday, December 14th

Tonight is my first Southern California show with my own band in 7 years!
We'll be at the Pour House in Oceanside, CA from 6pm-10pm with a big ole stack of new CDs! (Pour House Oceanside)

Friday, December 12th
Alabama Mike @ Don Quixote's in Felton, CA

Alabama Mike: Vocals
Kid Andersen: Guitar
Kyle Jester: Guitar
Vance Ehlers: Bass
Brian "Nucci" Cantrell: Drums

Friday, December 12th

Anyone who is expecting a download code from this page should check their "other" folder in their messages! They've all been sent out and we are up to date as of this morning. Thanks for joining us!

Saturday, December 6th

The biggest Bay Area blues event of the year is happening THIS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, and I'm super excited to be a part of it! Shakedancer Productions presents it's world-class Winter Blues Blast of 2014! The Kim Wilson Blues All-stars (Billy Flynn, Barrelhouse Chuck, Larry Taylor & Richard Innes!) & Alabama Mike (feat. Kid Andersen and Kyle Jester on guitar).

The Kim Wilson Blues All-stars - Founding-member and frontman of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kim Wilson is a superbly gifted vocalist and the undisputed king of the blues harmonica world. Shakedancer Productions is proud to present this modern day blues master in two exclusive San Francisco Bay Area appearances this December. Joining Kim is a hand-selected, all-star lineup of the finest practitioners of the traditional blues sound - Billy Flynn (guitar) and Barrelhouse Chuck (piano) from Chicago and the SoCal-based monster rhythm section of Larry Taylor (bass) and Richard Innes (drums).

Blues vocalist Alabama Mike - Blues vocalist Alabama Mike performs an opening set on each show. Alabama Mike is a bonafide heavy-hitter in the SF Bay Area blues scene - a powerful vocalist and entertainer with an undeniable stage presence. Alabama Mike will be joined by virtuosio guitarist Kid Andersen and rising Bay Area blues guitar star, Kyle Jester.

Tuesday Dec 9 @ Le Petit Trianon Theatre, San Jose - Tickets - $17 adv./$20 door/$40 VIP - Showtime 7:30

Wednesday Dec 10 @ Don Quixote's Mexican Restaurant and Banquet Hall, Felton - Tickets - $17 adv./$20 door - Showtime 7:30

GET TICKETS HERE: http://www.shakedancer.com/#!winterbluesblast2014/c6v5

Thursday, December 4th
Alabama Mike @ The Grand Dell Blues Extravaganza // Boogie

Did you know that the great Bay Area singer Alabama Mike is performing at both Kim Wilson Blues All-stars concerts next week? Mike will be backed up by a STELLAR band featuring guitarists Kid Andersen & Kyle Jester, Vance Ehlers on bass and Brian Nucci on drums. Check out a clip of Mike's explosive performance at my Grand Dell Blues Extravaganza a couple of years ago! Tickets are only $17 advance. Get 'em today! - http://bit.ly/1uzxFMs

Wednesday, December 3rd

*** More Upcoming Exciting Shows! ***

12/4 - ARMANDO'S in MARTINEZ, CA: I am honored to play with Mark Hummel once again at Armando S in Martinez with RW Grigsby on bass and D'Mar on drums! 8pm

12/7 - ARMANDO'S in MARTINEZ, CA: The Martinez Music Mafia's 2014 Holiday Pageant & Toy Drive at Armando's in Martinez from 3p to ??? I will be joining Angelique & Between the Dots, Dan Deshara, Frankie G, Garageland Rodeo, Killbillies, The Mighty Elftones, The Muddy Roses, & Sin Silver in collecting toys for underprivileged children. $10 and an unwrapped toy to get in!

12/9 & 12/10 - WINTER BLUES BLAST @ THE TRIANON THEATER in SAN JOSE & DON QUIXOTES in FELTON respectively: I will be joined by Kid Andersen, Vance Ehlers, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell to back up Alabama Mike to open this year's show! The Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars are headlining with Billy Flynn on guitar and Barrelhouse Chuck on piano, both coming all the way from Chicago! With rhythm section Larry Taylor on bass and Richard Innes on drums. This show is going to be ridiculous. Really. Get tickets here: http://www.shakedancer.com/#!winterbluesblast2014/c6v5

12/12 - IVA LEE'S in SAN CLEMENTE, CA: I will be joining my old friend Billy Watson, with Thomas Yearsley on bass, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drums! Iva Lee's Restaurant at 7:30p. This is one of only two Southern California shows until 2015!

12/14 - POUR HOUSE in OCEANSIDE, CA: Billy Watson, Burt Newman, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell will join me for a show at a newer venue in my old stomping grounds. This is one of only two Southern California shows until 2015!

12/19 - ARMANDO'S HAPPY HOUR & A HALF: with Mac Akin on bass, Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drums, 4:30p-6p, FREE!!

12/20 - ROXX ON MAIN: Kathleen Wilkie and I will celebrate our birthdays with a show at Roxx on Main. Lee Jeffriess on bass, Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drums! There is limited entry but all our friends are welcome! 7p-??

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Wednesday, November 26th

*** The end of this year is PACKED with exciting shows! ***

11/29 - SMOKING PIG in FREMONT, CA: I will be joined by Sid Morris, Vance Elhers, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell at Smoking Pig BBQ Company Fremont, with SPECIAL GUEST Kyle Rowland! 8:30pm

12/4 - ARMANDO'S in MARTINEZ, CA: I am honored to play with Mark Hummel once again at Armando S in Martinez with RW Grigsby on bass and D'Mar on drums! 8pm

12/7 - ARMANDO'S in MARTINEZ, CA: The Martinez Music Mafia's 2014 Holiday Pageant & Toy Drive at Armando's in Martinez from 3p to ??? I will be joining Angelique & Between the Dots, Dan Deshara, Frankie G, Garageland Rodeo, Killbillies, The Mighty Elftones, The Muddy Roses, & Sin Silver in collecting toys for underprivileged children. $10 and an unwrapped toy to get in!

12/9 & 12/10 - WINTER BLUES BLAST @ THE TRIANON THEATER in SAN JOSE & DON QUIXOTES in FELTON respectively: I will be joined by Kid Andersen, Vance Ehlers, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell to back up Alabama Mike to open this year's show! The Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars are headlining with Billy Flynn on guitar and Barrelhouse Chuck on piano, both coming all the way from Chicago! With rhythm section Larry Taylor on bass and Richard Innes on drums. This show is going to be ridiculous. Really. Get tickets here: http://www.shakedancer.com/#!winterbluesblast2014/c6v5

12/12 - IVA LEE'S in SAN CLEMENTE, CA: I will be joining my old friend Billy Watson, with Thomas Yearsley on bass, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drums! Iva Lee's Restaurant at 7:30p. This is one of only two Southern California shows until 2015!

12/14 - POUR HOUSE in OCEANSIDE, CA: Billy Watson, Burt Newman, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell will join me for a show at a newer venue in my old stomping grounds. This is one of only two Southern California shows until 2015!

12/19 - ARMANDO'S HAPPY HOUR & A HALF: This will likely be my last FREE show at Armando's as I am moving to Thursday shows next year!

12/20 - ROXX ON MAIN: Kathleen Wilkie and I will celebrate our birthdays with a show at Roxx on Main. There is limited entry but all our friends are welcome! This will likely be my last show at Roxx as I am moving on to paid Armando's shows in 2015!

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Friday, November 21st
♫ After All This - Kyle Jester. Listen @cdbaby

You can now pick up the new CD at Spin Records in Carlsbad, CA! They are also at Vinaka Cafe but might not be in their POS system until next week! And CD Baby has them for fans wanting them shipped http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kylejester3

Tuesday, November 18th


Updated Friday, December 19th, 2014 - 8:00pm

 

SHOWS

MUSIC

Press the Play Button to Hear It!



AFTER ALL THIS
2014
Independent Release
Download it HERE! - Order it HERE!

Recorded, engineered, and mastered by Kid Andersen at Greaseland in San Jose, California in September & October of 2014.

"His new cd is unbelievable. His voice is golden and his guitar work is awesome. He assembled some great musicians for this cd. BUY IT. You will LOVE IT. He is the real deal."   -Candye Kane

Kyle Jester: vocals & guitar on all songs
Kid Andersen: bass on all songs
Brian “Nucci” Cantrell: drums on all songs
Aki Kumar: harmonica on songs 1, 3, 6, 10, 13, 14
Sid Morris: piano on songs 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12
William Russ Jr., Ron E. Beck, Bryant A. Mills, Kid Andersen: background vocals on song 2
Dennis Dove: background vocals on song 8
Unknown: second guitar on song 9
The Don Dally Orchestra: strings on song 11

Press the Play Button to Hear It! AIN'T NO WAY
2004
Independent Release
Download it HERE! - Order it HERE!

Recorded March 13-15, 2004 at Mission Studios except tracks 3, 5, 10, 13, 16 -- from the Elector Studio Sessions in June of 2000

Kyle Jester: Guitar/Vocals on all songs
Kevin Williams: Bass on all songs except *
Tom Essa: Drums on all songs except *
Candye Kane: Vocals on track 4
Sue Palmer: Piano on track 10

* Tracks 3, 5, 10, 13, 16:
Thomas Yearsley: Bass
Vladimir Yarrovinsky: Drums

Press the Play Button to Hear It! ELECTOR STUDIO SESSIONS
2000
Independent Release
Download it HERE!

Recorded at Elector Studio (Thunderbird Analog) in June of 2000

Kyle Jester: Guitar/Vocals on all songs
Thomas Yearsley: Bass
Vladimir Yarrovinsky: Drums

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 1

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 2

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 3

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 4

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 5

A "no-budget" commercial I made
with a GoPro for
Good Stuff Guitar Shop
 
Voodoo Woman Blues with the
Atomic Road Kings featuring Kid Ramos
Broke & Lonely with the
Atomic Road Kings
 
     

VIDEO

PHOTOS

Kyle Jester: Vocals/Guitar

I formerly played with Candye Kane, Earl Thomas, and Thomas Yearsley of the Paladins. My brand new album After All This, featuring Kid Andersen, Aki Kumar, and Sid Morris, is out now! I toured all over Europe, Canada, Australia, and the United States playing huge festivals and tiny dives with Candye Kane. She invited me to sing a duet with her on her 2003 release Whole Lotta Love and the song became her second most downloaded song out of 12 albums. It's called Fit, Fat, & Fine and you can listen to a sample here.



Lee Jefferiess: Upright Bass

Known for touring and recording with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys on pedal steel for years, Lee is also an accomplished upright player, steeped in early traditional American roots music.



Brian "Nucci" Cantrell: Drums

Nucci has played on over 100 albums and toured the western world extensively.

BAND

The easiest way to contact me is to click on the button below.

It will ask for your name and phone number, give you the option to remain private, and then the program will call your phone and connect you to my voice mail.

Your message will be recorded, as well as transcribed and sent to my email.

 

CONTACT

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NEWSLETTER

Social Networking Sites



Spread the word about the band to your own set of friends on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and your own email contacts.  Ask them to visit www.KyleJester.com.  Be sure to tell them about the free download for signing up for the newsletter.




 

 Posting on Bulletins and Band Forums



Visit websites of other artists that you like, and see if anyone has heard of Kyle & the band by doing a search in their forums.  If no one has created one, start a thread about Kyle - give them information on his website and invite them to join the newsletter and facebook page.  You can post links to videos or cut and past the bio information and photos found here at the website.




 

 Sending E-mail Blasts and Creating Blog Entries



Send an email to all your friends letting them know about the band, or start your own newsletter to your list of friends.  If you have a blog, create a blog entry about the band and use tags so others searching for "Kyle Jester" can easily find your entry.




 

 Viral Marketing



The more we spread the word to our friends, the faster the fan base grows, and the more live shows there will be in your area! Post a link to the website anywhere you think new fans might be lurking.




 

 Listening Parties



A listening party is an online "party" where you invite your friends to listen to music with you as a group and chat about the experience.  Post the event on Facebook and invite your friends. If you need help organizing a listening party, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to help and even promote it on our website, Facebook page, and Google+ page.




 

 IN PERSON



 Flyering and Handbill Distribution




This is the fine art of handing out handbills or hanging up flyers and posters in your town when the band is coming to play a live show.  We like to make this as easy and inexpensive as possible for you, and for these reasons, we like to have the venue print up the posters and hold them for you instead of giving you each a file to print up on your own.  This saves you money!  If you're interested, contact us through our contact page and we will send you an email with instructions on where to pick up the posters, flyers or handbills.






We will also make the file available for you as a .pdf that you can bring to the printer, in case the venue cannot provide this service or you can't get down to pick them up.




 

 Burning and Distributing CDs



Occasionally the street team will be asked to burn some music as a sampler CD and hand it out to potential fans.  If we launch a CD Burning mission, we will give you the playlist and supply you with the mp3s (which will then be yours to keep and enjoy).




 

 Call your Radio Stations

Call your favorite radio stations and request Kyle's music.  Ask your friends to help call as well by sending out an email with the information. We are compiling a list of stations to call and will post the information on our site when it is ready.  You can also send us suggestions of stations that should be included.  Don't forget about internet and satellite radio too!  You can call any station you like, they don't have to be local.




 



When you call a station, call the request line and ask for any Kyle Jester song that you like.  Let them know what album it is from, and ask them if they have the album.  If they do not, direct them to www.KyleJester.com and tell them to contact us and we'll send them music.




 



When you email a station, please include the www.KyleJester.com link so they can listen further, and let them know there is a music player they can scroll through.




 

 Word of Mouth



Don't discount this old-fashioned promotion technique!  Share your passion liberally, tell people about the music, the live shows, the website - let them catch your fever!





SUPPORT

High Resolution CD Covers:

After All This  (png 3.4 mb)

Ain't No Way  (png 3.1 mb)

 

 

 

New CD Promo Sheet, After All This

(doc 745 kb - jpg 360 kb - pdf 6.7 mb)

 

 

 

 

CD Reviews, After All This  (coming soon)

CD Reviews, Ain't No Way  (pdf 41 kb)

 

 

 

 

Band Bio  (pdf 43 kb)

Promo Pic Show Poster

(jpg 219 kb - pdf 1.3 mb)

 

 

 

 

 

Onstage Pic Show Poster (vertical)

(pdf 4.7 mb)

Onstage Pic Show Poster (horizontal)

(pdf 5.3 mb)

 

High Resolution Promo Pic:

Unaltered  (jpg 472 kb

Black Border  (jpg 730 kb)

White Border  (jpg 736 kb)

White Border w/ Text  (jpg 780 kb)

 

3-Piece Stageplot  (pdf 738 kb)

4-Piece Stageplot  (pdf 787 kb)

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