The Kenny Selcer Band brings together seasoned music pros from all kinds of different musical genres to create something new: "a sizzling blend of Americana, folk, rock, blues, roots, reggae, and everything in between."
Live performance videos and band member bios here: www.kennyselcer.com/kenny-selcer-band.html
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Ask Kenny Selcer why it is that he plays music, & he's likely to respond as though he was on stage. Without missing a beat, he becomes electric. He speaks of defying categories, breaking down barriers & fusing idioms and cultures. Of his live performances (whether solo or with his band) he says, "It's as though someone keeps changing the channel."
Indeed, Kenny weaves a masterful, fluid thread through genre after genre in his riveting live performances in his solo performances (& with his bands). He traverses the musical map with infectious melodies & unstoppable rhythms. He soothes the spirit, rocks the house and melts into a seductive, bluesy groove. It’s a unique uplifting sound that comes through both live & on disc! It’s an uplifting and transcendent romp through style after style.
Kenny is at equally at home on solo acoustic guitar as he is with a band. He has performed everywhere as a solo singer/songwriter honing his songs & solo performing on the vital New England acoustic scene. He has also led bands from duos to 6 pieces led by his mesmerizing guitar & intimate vocals. Whatever the musical situation he paints sparkling vignettes & visions exploring life’s complexities and wonders. He just completed a new CD, Don't Forget About Me. Selcer is a Berklee College of Music alumnae who has run Selcer Sound & Graphics, a full service music sound & graphics company, has done professional sound at area clubs & art centers, developed web sites, taught music, set-up venues & promoted them, & has been a DJ.
Kenny performs solo & with band performing songs from his CDs, including his newest CD, Don't Forget About Me. After years of performing, he has secured a loyal fan base & a solid spot on the New England folk rock and Americana circuit. Past venues have included Harper’s Ferry, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (1993 co-winner of the Artist’s Showcase), The Bull Run, 31 Main, The Colonial Inn, The Burren, Ryles, Club Passim, Johnny D’s, Yankee Homecoming Festival, Foxboro Stadium-Earth Day, The House of Blues, The Middle East, All Asia, The Midway, Sally O’Brien’s, Worcester First Night, HMV stage, The Plough and Stars, Nourish, The Hard Rock Cafe - not to mention just about every coffeehouse & venue in the Boston area! And he’s shared the stage with some impressive characters including, Oen Kennedy, Entrain, Greg Brown, Catie Curtis, Greg Greenway, Laurie Sargent, David Mallett, Oen Kennedy, Joel Cage & Laurie Geltman among others. Somebody’s Sister, were a semi-finalist in national publication MUSICIAN MAGAZINE’s best-unsigned bands of 1996 & 1998.
“This is a wonderful CD! It is an excellent collection of well-crafted songs, sensitively presented. Your voice shines, your guitar playing is perfection, the arrangements are excellent, whether you are playing and singing alone or presenting a song with one or more of your talented accompanists. It’s a very hopeful collection of pieces. The songs go down easily – excellent melodies & chord choices. I hope that this album will get a lot of attention!” Ellen Schmidt, musician, producer
“The most powerful thing I’ve noticed about Kenny’s album, Don’t Forget About Me, is this: listening to it makes me feel good. Don’t get me wrong - this isn’t simple, superficial music. Nothing of the sort. These songs are songs that tell the truth about what it is like to be alive - facing loss, facing the future, facing our task here on earth: to create a life that is authentic and meaningful. How can I help but feel good in the presence of music that is this kind of real? Add to this, the fact that these are wonderfully crafted songs - that Kenny’s voice rings true, & that his guitar playing is transcendental- and you have a winning combination. Thanks for making this for us all - you have cooked us up a delicious banquet of sound!” - Lynn McKenna, music lover,
Steve Gilligan - Vocals, Bass
Liz Buchanan - Vocals, Percussion
Phil Punch - Congas
Don't Forget About Me - Kenny Selcer
Kenny Selcer and String Bean
Ken Selcer's solo cd Breaking the Glass
Circuits to the Sun - Somebody's Sister(with Jill Stein)
Green Sky - Somebody's Sister
Somebody's Sister - Somebody's Sister
Flashpoint - Jill Stein and Ken Selcer
Kenny's CD, Don't Forget About Me, has gotten airplay on stations all over the country. See web site for stations. Kenny has had much airplay around the country under the name Somebody's Sister. Some of the songs are in mp3 form. Go to http://www.kennyselcer.com/
Go to http://www.kennyselcer.com/recorded-music.html for info on cds.
Our repertoire is vast and evolving. We play according the venue and the situation. We play originals and covers: Americana, folk, blues, reggae, funk, country blues, lots of improvisation, jazz flavored guitar, rock, etc. We have and can play short 4 song sets and I have and can play 2 hour sets or more. We perform originals from Kenny's solo cd and older ones, such as Massachusetts Morning, Nothing Left To Say, Don't Forget About Me, Fallen Down, Rock On Baby, Fell For You Hard, I'm So Worried and choice covers from traditional to r&b.