The Eric Lang Benefit

Please mark your calendars, friends!
The Eric Lang Benefit for Life will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
KayaMBeE is going to be part of the benefit and will provide live music after dinner.
The benefit is going to start at 5 PM.
Don’t miss this event for a very, very good cause!
More details to follow…

Please mark your calendars, friends!The Eric Lang Benefit for Life will take place on Saturday, December 1,…

Posted by KayaMBeE on Monday, November 12, 2018

KayaMBeE live @ The End Zone

KayaMBeE will return to The End Zone in Kewanee, IL on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The show will start at 9 PM.

Due to health issues our bass player, Rodney Taylor, will not be able to perform that night. However, we were lucky enough to get the amazing Kendra Bowers of Backseat Betty on board to rock out with us on the 8th. Obviously it goes without saying that our setlist will be a bit different from our “usual” material, and will include material not previously performed as well. Over the last few weeks we had a ton of fun rehearsing with Kendra and we’re looking forward to a very fun night at the End Zone.

Come on out and help us to rock the End Zone on December 8!

KayaMBeE live @ Hogstock 2018

Just like last year, two nights of great music, GUARANTEED,
as four of the best local bands will give their absolute best to deliver the entertainment you’ve been waiting for. It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be awesome.

Friday and Saturday of the Hog Days Festival weekend in Kewanee, IL!

Friday, August 31:
Boom Boom & The Bodega Boyz
Inside Out
Saturday, September 1:
Jokers Wild

at the End Zone sports bar in Kewanee, IL.
Shows will start at 9 PM each night.


Hogstock 2018
2 Nights 4 Bands

KayaMBeE drummer, Bob, live @ Hog Days 2018

Friday, August 31st, KayaMBeE’s own, Bob Tellier, will be drumming on the Hog Days main stage in Kewanee, IL.

Bob’s work band, Blood Orange, will be performing on the main stage, starting at 7:30 PM.

Don’t miss a great opportunity to see Bob giving his best at the drums!

KayaMBeE live @ The End Zone – Kewanee IL – Sat. June 9


KayaMBeE will return to the End Zone in Kewanee, IL on Saturday, June 9, 2017. The show will start at 9 PM.
This time we will perform a brand new show, with brand new cover material and original songs never performed live before. Included in the new cover material are songs originally written and recorded by some of our personal heroes who have passed on not too long ago.

Come on out for this very fun event and party with us all night long.


KayaMBeE Live @ Brothers Pub

The end of this month will mark the first anniversary of the release of our second concept album, Q&A, and we are looking forward to finally celebrate this event. We will put on a special show for the occasion and plan on having a great time with all of you who will join us on Saturday.
We will also have freebies, giveaways and specials on our albums and merchandize.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Brothers Pub in Sheffield on Saturday! The show will start at 8:30 PM.

Posted by Bert Erdmann on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

KayaMBeE live @ The End Zone – Kewanee, IL

KayaMBeE will return to the End Zone in Kewanee, IL on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
The Endzone is going to have a fun ugly Christmas sweater contest, and we’ll be providing the entertainment!

Come on out for this very fun event and share some Christmas cheers with your friends.

Posted by Bert Erdmann on Saturday, December 16, 2017


KayaMBeE live @ Brothers Pub – rescheduled

KayaMBeE returns to the Brothers Pub!
On Saturday, January 13st 2018 we will take the stage at 8 PM!

Finally!!!, we will be celebrating the release of our latest album, Q&A. We will have several specials and giveaways that night as well as a vastly modified setlist of material to play.

We are looking forward to a VERY special event at Brother’s Pub on the 21st of this month, and are looking very much forward to seeing as many of you as possible out there that night and help us celebrate this special occasion…

KayaMBeE article on cover page of Kewanee Star Courier

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,


KayaMBeE live @ Kewanee Hog Days festival – main stage

KayaMBeE will appear live at the Kewanee Hog Days festival.
Taking the main stage on Friday, September 1st.
Performing from 7:30 to 10:30 PM.

Performing the brand new Time Machine show!
Featuring special guest, soundcloud sensation “Hux 52”.

Oh, and by the way, there is no admission fee.
It’s a concert for the people!

Don’t miss it and help us celebrate the Kewanee Hog Days…