Deuce

Deuce

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Like the city they hail from, Deuce flirts with numerous genre's of music, but remains deeply rooted in Funk. Their influences range from Bluegrass to Electronic Dance music, and live Deuce brings out elements that incorporate a little bit of everything.

Biography

Summing up exactly what and how Deuce came about is hard...
From what we've gathered, after many years of deciphering ancient scrolls and Nordic folklore, we know that it was the summer of 1998 when Deuce was born. At that time Mr. Kerr and Mr. Knibbs, along with several other South Side musicians, laid the foundation of what we now know as Deuce.

After several years of jamming throughout the Chicagoland area Deuce enlisted the help of Mr. Arendt, Mr. Hallagan, and Mr. Varey. After which rumors began to surface that the band bartered their soul's to the Robot Devil (yes, there is such a thing) in return for massive funktacular skills. These skills, which the classy gents have been honing and sharpening with each passing gig, have led to uncontrollable freekouts when the group plays live.

WARNING: Their neo-funk party anthems will erupt into massive body movement, so the band suggests a proper stretch before the show!

Venues Deuce has performed at:
The Double Door, Chicago
Wakarusa Music Festival
The House of Blues, Chicago
The Tonic Room, Chicago
Peoria Contempary Art Center
Mulligans, Peoria
Blottopia '06
The Elbow Room, Chicago
Cicero’s, St. Louis, MO
Hog Head McDunnas, Chicago
Pops Blue Moon, St Louis, MO
Lilly’s, Chicago
Schwagstock
Wise Fools Pub, Chicago
The Tonic Room, Chicago
The Big Horse Lounge, Chicago
Underground Wonder Bar, Chicago
Joe Baily’s, Chicago
The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee, WI
Diversey Harbor, Chicago
Otto's, Minoqua, WI
Goose Island, Chicago (Wrigleyville)
Griffins Pub House, Chicago
O’Mailys, Chicago
Mary’s Place, Rockford
Kryptonite, Rockford
Jazz Central Station, Springfield
Green Room, Iowa City, Iowa
Doc Ryan’s, Forest Park
Molly Malone’s, Forest Park
Patsby’s, Oak Lawn
Tommy’s Place, Blue Island
Jags, Olympia Fields
The Uptowner, Charleston
The Loft, Mount Prospect
The Beacon Tap, Des Plaines
Pops Pizza, Roselle
The 46 Zone, Bollingbrooke
North Beach, Downers Grove
Redline Tap, Rogers Park
Bar Time, Harvard
Williams Street Tap, Crystal Lake
Kellehers Irish Pub, Peoria
Muellers Bootleggers, Macomb
Rock Island Brewing Company, Moline
Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago

Amongst these venues, Deuce has played countless private parties in Chicago, Champaign, Charleston, Carbondale, Macomb IL and Minoqua, WI.

Contact Information:

Matthew James Kerr I
Phone: 773-430-7423
Email: Brainschicago@yahoo.com

Lyrics

I Came To Party

Written By: Matthew Kerr

I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music

Stuck in this rat race and its time to freak out
I've been hustlin all week long, so glad I'm goin' out
Gonna get funky in the Chi and have a good time
Thank God I've got a show and I'll let my soul shine

I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music

Lookin' sharp with my rental tux from my school
Shined up my shoes so I can boogie and kick them blues
My hair is lookin tight and I'm ready to do this
So bring on the night 'cuz I am feelin right

I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music

I came to get funky, I dont know about you!
I'm ganna get freaky, yo baby, whats the deal?
I came to get crunked up and act a fool!
I'm gonna have a good time so dont intrude!
Let me get some baby!

I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music
I came to party, give me the music

Baby Baby (I Need Your Love)

Written By: Matthew James Kerr I

Baby Baby I need your Love
May be May be w'ell get down tonight
Baby Baby I need your Love
May be May be w'ell get down tonight
Girl I've been lookin at you
From across the room
And that red dress it caught my eye
So I had to come over here and holla at you
Cuz girl I like your style
Baby Baby I need your Love
May be May be w'ell get down tonight
Baby Baby I need your Love
May be May be w'ell get down tonight
To tha bridge baby
Girl your lookin so fine
Tonight your ganna be mine
Sax
Blow Rick
Girl let me whisper in your ear
All those freaky things that you want to hear
So later we can do that dance
I want to take ya to my place
And girl I don't want to disgrace you
I just want to make love to you all night long
sing
Baby Baby I need your Love
May be May be w'ell get down tonight
Baby Baby I need your Love
May be May be w'ell get down tonight

Discography

2002 - Deuce: Recorded in 2002 on Southside Musician Coalition records

2005 - Deuce: Live At Mary's Place

2006 - I Came To Party: May 06

2007- Best Free Cd Ever: Promo

Set List

A typical Deuce set list varies. We like to tailor our sets to the audience, but here is a small sample of some of the cover songs:

Use Me Up - Bill Withers
Soul With A Capital 'S' - Tower of Power
Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Shakedown Street - The Greatful Dead
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Wish You Was A Dresser - Johnny Basset
PYT - Michael Jackson
Africa - The Funky Meters
What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
Fire - Jimmy Hendrix

Along with many originals, such as:

I Came To Party
Funky Phone-Tag
Just The Games We Play
Witch Doctor
The Gospel Truth
Herpes In Mexico
Legs
Deuce Upside Your Head
Dollface

and many more.
Specialty set lists are also available upon request. Is there a song that you absolutely want to hear played at your venue? We'll learn it and blow your socks off.