Kinetic. has been performing live since a November 2002 show in their former hometown of Wilson, NC. Since then they have played at numerous festivals including all of the Telepathic Productions East Coast events, the World Beer Festival, the Mountain View Jam, Riverbend, Bonnaroo and numerous more, both large and small, as well as at music halls and night clubs all across North Carolina and the surrounding region. The Kinetic. experience can truly be summed up by their live show, which is oddly enough also where the boys feel most at home, but they but a great deal of work to get this Studio Album to the listeners ears.
I think people of all races and gender can enjoy the music from Kinetic.
plays guitars for the band influences range widely from jazz, rock, jam, funk, reggae, with Ernest Ranglin and Medeski Martin and Wood being some of particular emphasis. Being a primary songwriter, most all other music can’t be excluded from the list of what brings creativity to the fingers of Mr. Cobb, as any music with talent in it interests this guitar player. One can frequently witness Derek with his eyes closed, emotionally playing out an electrically charged solo.
A driving, rhythmic energy is the best way to characterize as he wails on his drum heads, often changing through three shirts in one night’s show. Honing his skills through the torturous middle and high school band directors, drumming rhythms out on his desks, and loving music in general, Brad draws from the rhythmic of Stuart Copeland, Keith Moon , Dennis Chambers, and Mike Clark. As well as rapping and providing lead vocals, he also picked up some synthesizer skills(Micro-Korg) that he plays simultaneously with the drums. Recently, an electronic drum kit was merged into his acoustic set, further enriching the unique Kinetic sound.
the foundation of the band, firmly rooting to sound of the band to the ground. He has the duty with coming up with the solid and funky baselines to keep the heads bobbing. Always looking to improve himself, Alden is constantly looking for music to further is horizon and his influences range from a dub/reggae sound, to the rock/funk that just gets you moving.
the youngest in the group and the newest to the family of Kinetic. A friend of the band, bass player whom Elliot plays with saw the boys of Kinetic at the Spring Fling of 2005, a show where we had our current keyboard player bail on us, and asked if they wanted a sax to jam with them. Always open to new sounds, especially when down a man, we welcomed him up on stage and have played with him ever since. Elliot draws his largest influences from the bebop legends, Charlie “Bird” Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, while also drawing from guitar players such as Buckethead and David Gilmore. Elliot is a sight to see live and blows his brain out on the Tenor, Alto, and Sop. Sax.
We have played with such artists as Tea Leaf Green, The Code TalkersW/Col. Bruce Hamton, Signal Path,Perpetual Groove, Yonder Mountain String Band, New Monsoon, Avett Brothers, Moonshine Still,Ulu and many many others and various festivals.
Kinetic experience can truly be summed up by their live show; which is also where the boys feel most at home. Each and every show is greeted with preparation, respect and delight; inevitably summoning and producing the high energy, dynamic and uniquely individual (and genuinely fun) show that is now expected from the diverse group of rapidly increasing fans and is also new, fresh and undeniably entertaining to the attendees not yet familiar with the band.
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"The album is about 65 min of Energy in motion, It's potent" Raleigh Music.
"I never made it out to see these guys but after hearing the cd, I was blow away!" The Indepentent Weekly