KURT DEEMER BAND is a union of indie-rock musicians who emerged from the Baltimore club scene and coalesced around the melodic pop songs of frontman Kurt Deemer. Many years of songwriting have given Kurt’s compositions a rich and timeless feel. They draw from the same American musical heritage as Tom Petty, Dave Grohl, and Paul Westerberg to name a few. There is an unmistakable style that has been well honed yet resists the stereotypes.
Kurt Deemer Band is a shambolic mess of Rock Optimism — a glitch in the matrix of today’s musical landscape: Real Songs played with Real Instruments by Real People. Take the red pill… “Deemer combines a street poet’s insight with the barely restrained energy of a rock & roller. The results are insightful, live-wire songs that make you think, drink and dance,” says Scott Mullins, Program Director at AAA radio powerhouse 89.7 WTMD Baltimore.
Deemer and bassist Kris Maher are Baltimore natives. Lead guitarist John Christensen hails from the Iron City, and Brit Steve Rose holds down the beat. The foursome have released three recordings in the past several years, and some members predate Kurt Deemer Band to Kurt’s previous band, Vulgaria. A chemistry and comradery prevail — the kind that can only come from playing countless shows and arranging heaps of songs together
It’s said that “They don’t write songs like they used to…” — Kurt Deemer does. But his contemporary take on a classic writing style and a uniquely driving guitar push the band in unexpected directions, venturing where ordinary power pop rarely dares to tread. The Band performs regularly in the Baltimore/Washington area and well beyond. They invite their audience on a collective journey, delivering a unique brand of intimate songs embellished with wide-ranging interpretation.