Ken DeRouchie Band
5 time nominee's for the Muddy Award for R&B Act (2014 through 2018), The Ken DeRouchie Band is a 8-piece Soul/R&B/Funk/Blues band featuring a crisp horn section and a tight rhythm section and amazing 4 part vocal harmonies, performing original music written by Ken DeRouchie as well as a few handpicked twists on classic tunes. Influences for the band include everything from Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Steely Dan, Jill Scott and Galactic.
KDB has had the pleasure of opening for such national acts as Cheap Trick, Blood Sweat and Tears, Curtis Salgado, Robben Ford, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, and Leftover Salmon.
Top players from the Northwest join DeRouchie, including the incredible Arietta Ward (DooDoo Funk All-stars), long-time KDB bassist Rob Busey (Al Perez Band, Robbie Laws), virtuoso guitarist Jeff Knudson (Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band), keyboardist Brian Harris (Curtis Salgado), drummer Paul Ansotegui, Pete Petersen on tenor sax and Caleb Denison on trumpet.
Steve Pringle of KINK FM Portland writes “Ken and his band bring it each and every night. Horns that moan and wail, guitars that grind and soothe and a rhythm section tighter than a frogs ass. The KDB has a story to tell, pull up a chair.” - May 2014