Electric Shades of Blue

Electric Shades of Blue



Electric Shades of Blue is taking the Pacific Northwest by storm. With the heart and soul of the bands that have influenced them, such as Free, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker, ESB has captured the essence of rock and blues. Fans of all ages are enthusiastically embracing ESB as the next band to hit the charts. With interest from major labels, the band is building a solid fan base.

Kurtis Dengler, 16 (singer, songwriter and lead guitar); Lars Henriksen, 16 (drums); and Ben Strom, 16 (bass), all from Lopez Island, Washington and Jacob Lundgren, 16 (guitar) of Bellingham, Washington are the founding members of ESB.

"Blues and Rock had a baby and that's what we play" says the band's frontman Kurtis D.

Their music was recently featured on 92.9 FM, KISM's "Locals Only," and returned for a second show by popular demand. In 2005 the band performed at the Mount Baker Blues Festival, the Darrington Rock Festival and the Napavine Ampitheater, sharing the stage with rock and blues greats such as Ted Nugent, Dave Hole, Eric Sardinas, Incognito, David Lindley, The Fixx, Rick Derringer, Brett Michaels, and Howard Leese of Heart, who decribes Kurtis as "A new young gun...the soul man."

ESB recently signed with veteren manager Chris Crawford who states "These guys are my favorite band...next to long time friend and client Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, Free, and currently fronting Queen + Paul Rodgers."

The band's self-titled CD, which was released locally in July, will take you on a tasty, soulful journey laced with a combination of riffs and backbeats and filled with a lot of heart and soul.

Set List

Our set list is typically10-20 songs and can cover 50 minutes, up to two hours. Most of our music is original, however we occasionally do a cover song such as Howlin' Wolf's "Sugar Mama," or the classic "Rock Me Baby."