1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101, WA, United States
The Ken DeRouchie Band is an 8-piece Soul/R&B/Funk band performing original music written by Ken DeRouchie, as well as a few handpicked classic soul tunes. Along with DeRouchie comes long-time KDB bassist Rob Busey, Northwest legend, LaRhonda Steele on vocals, virtuoso guitarist Jeff Knudson, keyboardist Wayne Thompson, Portland singer/songwriter and drummer Chris Lay, Clayton Daffron on tenor sax and Caleb Denison on trumpet.
KDB's first CD “FunkSoulJazzPopLatinRock” featured their first radio single, "Keep on Walkin'," which stayed on the Gavin Up and Coming Chart for 12 weeks. Later that year they earned the #1 Soul position on MP3.com with the single "Hangin' with My Baby". In 2005, "In My Arms", from their second album, stayed on the Top 40 R&B charts on GarageBand.com for over 6 months and garnered DeRouchie the #11 All Time R&B Male Vocal Award. This led to The Ken DeRouchie Band being selected for the Clear Channel NEW! web radio and satellite radio promotion for the first quarter of 2006.
In 2006, The Ken DeRouchie Band was put into rotation on the Portland Jazz/R&B radio station KMHD and has contributed tracks to the upcoming KMHD Spring compilation CD to be released later this year. In 2007, DeRouchie and crew released their first live recording entitled "Live at Jimmy Mak's". This CD, unlike the previous releases, was released entirely online through companies like CD Baby, iTunes and Rhapsody. In 2013, the band released it's 4th full length CD, "Muse" comprised of 15 songs recorded in 2 different studios in Portland, OR.
Hailed as "…one of the best live bands in the Northwest" (Andre Hagestadt, The Oregonian and Statesman Journal), The Ken DeRouchie Band has played hundreds of live shows over the last decade -- from small club appearances to festivals and concert halls; live radio to TV appearances -- including shows with Cheap Trick, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Curtis Salgado and Leftover Salmon.
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