Local band KayaMBeE releases 2nd studio album
Will appear on Hog Fest music roster
After debuting with “Live And Learn” in 2013, KayaMBeE [pronounced “\’kā\ – \’em\ – \’bē\”], a local band from Kewanee, released their long anticipated follow-up concept album “Q & A” a few months ago. The album is available on CD as well as in electronic form in online stores like iTunes and Amazon etc, and contains fourteen original tracks. Musically the journey continues right where ‘Live And Learn’ left off. The “there-are-no-rules” approach is applied here as well. The combination of partially unconventional instrumentation and mixing of different styles makes this album a immensely interesting listening experience where nothing is repetitive by any means. The material draws from multiple genres like classic rock, alternative and progressive rock, blues, R&B, Hip Hop, classical, folk and some comedy as well.
“While the lyrics of the songs in Live And Learn were more autobiographical pieces, Q&A contains autobiographical as well as fictional content. Nevertheless, the touch of “reality” in each song makes it easy for the listener to connect and associate with the message we’re trying to get across or the story we’re trying to tell.”
KayaMBeE, consisting of lead singer Kerry Murray, lead guitarist Bert Erdmann, drummer Bob Tellier and bass player Rodney Taylor, known for not only their original music, but also for their tribute sets (Pink Floyd, The Beatles, U2, The Police etc.), is going to appear live at the upcoming Hog Days festival. On Friday, September 1st from 7:30 to 10:30 PM, KayaMBeE will take the Hog Days main stage in the PNB parking lot, performing their brand new Time Machine show, which the band put together especially for this event, and consists of all highlights of their vast catalog of original and cover material. Many songs performed that night have not been performed by the band before. Joining them on stage will be special guest, Soundcloud sensation, Hux 52.
On Saturday, September 2nd, they will take part of the two day long “Hogstock Festival”, which will take place at the Endzone, perfoming their also brand new show “Time Continuum”, which will include different material than the night before. At said festival, KayaMBeE will be joined by Inside Out, Backseat Betty (both bands performing on Friday) and Jokers Wild, for a great event filled with local talent. The performances will start at 8 PM both nights.
A CD release party is also in the planning and will take place at the Brothers Pub in Sheffield, IL. The exact date has not been set yet, which is why the band encourages to check for updates frequently on their newly updated webpage, www.kayambee.com.