NEW CD COMING IN EARLY 2015!!!
This CD will be 14 songs recorded at Greaseland Studio and engineered by Chris "Kid" Andersen. Joining me will be Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drums, Lee Jeffriess and Chris "Kid" Andersen on bass, Aki Kumar on harmonica, and ??? on piano. We will be in the studio in late September for 2 days, then back in October to finish up. Mastering will be done by Early December and I'm planning for a solid and realistic release date of February 1st. There will be local San Francisco Bay Area CD release parties to follow. Artists that have recorded at Greaseland include Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, John Nemeth, Maria Muldar, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, The Royal Deuces, The Aces, Finis Tasby, Charles Wheal, Tip of the Top, RJ Mischo, and more.
This summer has been a ton of fun traveling all over the pacific coast. Now that I'm back in town I will be back to hosting the Armando's here in Martinez, CA every 2nd & 4th Monday from 7:30p-10p. I also have some other exciting shows coming up to finish off the season and they are as follows:
- Sep 10th at Zachary's Pizza in Pleasant Hill, CA - 7p
- Sep 19th at Armando's Happy Hour & a Half in Martinez, CA - 4:30p
- Sep 20th at The Saloon w/ Kathy Tejcka in Martinez, CA - 4p
- Sep 27th at Smoking Pig Barbecue w/ Sid Morris in Fremont, CA - 9p
- Sep 28th at Bay Area Blues Festival in Martinez, CA - Noon
- Oct 18th at Smoking Pig Barbecue w/ Alabama Mike in Fremont, CA - 9p
Hope to see y'all out there!
All dates are in for our Fall European Tour 2013! Catch us at the following locations:
- Oct 31st at Café Het Belofte Land Herberg in Lier (BE)
- Nov 1st at NiXPodium in Enschede (NL)
- Nov 2nd at cafe-zaal de Reunie in Geleen (NL)
- Nov 3rd at The Shack in Oude Meer (NL)
- Nov 6th at Fabrik Lounge Aimely in Celle (DE)
- Nov 7th Live on radio okerwelle 104,6 in Braunschweig (DE)
- Nov 7th at Barnabys Blues Bar in Braunschweig (DE)
- Nov 8th at Burn Out in Elewijt (BE)
- Nov 9th at Bruce 'n Blues in Lebbeke (BE)
- Nov 10th at Lou's Bar in Liege (BE)
- Nov 10th at ACE CAFE in Geel (BE)
- Nov 12th at Topos in Leverkusen (DE)
- Nov 15th at BLUE DEVILS in Arras (FR)
- Nov 16th at Café Buitenlust in Rijsbergen (NL)
- Nov 17th at Café Wilhelmina in Eindhoven (NL)
- Nov 18th at Blauwe Kater in Leuven (BE)
As Eric von Herzen will not be able to join the Atomic Road Kings for the scheduled November European tour, we will be booking under the Kyle Jester Blues Show! Exact same band except for a different harp player. I will still be leading the band and singing my heart out!July 28th, 2013 - Now booking USA and EU
As Eric von Herzen will not be able to join the Atomic Road Kings for the scheduled November European tour, we will be booking under the Kyle Jester Blues Show! Exact same band except for a different harp player. I will still be leading the band and singing my heart out!July 17th, 2013 - Delta Blues Festival 2013
We'll be opening the show this year at the Delta Blues Festival in Antioch, CA! Excited to be sharing the bill with Rick Estrin and the gang, as well as having an all-star cast for this event. Aki Kumar will be on harmonica, Vance Ehlers on upright bass, and Derek McDonald on drums. It's a free show so come out have some fun, more info here: http://www.deltabluesfestival.net/
I formerly played with Candye Kane, Earl Thomas, and Thomas Yearsley of the Paladins. I released an independent CD titled "Ain't No Way" in 2004 which recieved strong reviews from Living Blues and Blues Revue magazines. My musical influences stem from: Tiny Grimes to Magic Sam on guitar, to Junior Parker and Little Willie John on vocals.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 & Puns
Known for playing on over 100 records of music that I never want to hear, yucking it up at the bar in between sets, and being steeped in Michael Jackson & Jewel, he is Nucci the Phantom Killingsworth, the Punmaster of Detrimonies!
SUPPORT THE BAND
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
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!
Contact Me to download a zipped version of this press kit!
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European Tour 2013 "Helmet Testing" Poster/Image
European Tour 2013 "Murder at 120 Beats Per Minute" Poster/Image