Blending the singer-songwriter sensibilities of band leader Kurt Deemer with an irresistible backbeat, the band serves up a signature collection of songs that defy simple definition yet remain familiar and accessible. With a wealth of recording and live playing experience, Kurt Deemer Band delivers both in the studio and on stage.
Kurt's twenty-plus years of songwriting give his compositions the rich, timeless feel and style of a well-worn leather jacket as they draw from the same American musical heritage as Tom Petty and Dave Grohl. There is an unmistakable style that has been well honed but resits the stereotypes, incorporating influences from Richard Thompson to The Replacements, and from Lou Reed to Warren Zevon. Deemer's contemporary style of writing and his driving guitar push his band and the audience in unexpected directions, venturing where ordinary power pop rarely dares to tread.
Pittsburgh born John Christensen plays lead guitar. His eclectic blend of country twang, hard rock riffing and glam glitz propels the songs beyond the confines of convention.