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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Band Rock Jam


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"Reader's Choice"

Winner: Kef,
With an original blend of rock and funk, Kef has taught us that it's OK to jam - but it's ok to kick it up a notch too. - Pulse Weekly

"FUNK IN THE TRUNK (review)"

When musicians mix a slew of different sonic colors together as the basis for their electric projects, the result is often muddy. However, Kef is far from muddy. In fact, the members of Kef mix their colors exceptionally well, which is the sign of true talent and stellar musicianship.
Each element that the large collective of area musicians (seven including the soundman) employs is thrown in tastefully. Piano Breakdowns, catchy guitar lines and solid drumming are a few of the inticate parts that make up Kef. The most noteable playing is bassist James Claiborne, one of the bands two vocalists. His deep baritone is a must-listen-to. You don't listen to what Claiborne has to say, you feel it. (Key track: Raindrops) - Pulse Weekly

"So So Kef"

Bethlehem's Funky sextet plays the G-spot like none other.
The letters K-e-f spell the name of an electric group of local musicians that rock the Lehigh Valley like nobody else can. Frontman Derek Berger explains, "Kef is slang for any sort of substance used to achieve a state of dreamy tranquility." It's a fitting name, because listening to Kef will not only evoke a feeling of euphoria, but will also probably have you grooving on that fly honey sitting aside of you, depending on how gangsta you really are. - Pulse Weekly

"Get into the act: Kef"

It's refreshing to hear a young band that has digested the best rock music of the past 40 years and put it all together for something new, exciting and all their own. Kef pronounced both keef or kef, does just that, melding well-structured songs within a jam band approach.
- The Morning Call

"Pulse Weekly Awards"

Kef is the lone funk, rock band at the music award ceremony, but that's a good thing - we could all use a little Going Back To Philly (one of the groups original tunes) and some Roadhouse Blues (come on, sing along already) to go with all that booze. The Band is up for Best Song for Freak, and yes, it's about exactly what your thinking. - Pulse Weekly


CD Releases:

"Kef" (studio release)
"Live from Musikfest"
"Kef 2001" (live comp.)

"Lost In Boston" (studio release)
"Live From the Barn"
"Live From 2nd Ave"

"MK & the RBC" (studio release)
"Live From the Funhouse"

"Homegrown" (studio release)
"New Years Eve '04 - Live From Churchill's"
"Funk In The Trunk" (studio release)
"Live From Slaskifest7"

"On The Reel" (studio release)
"Live From Birkel St."
"Guaranteed Live" (live comp.)

"Working Title" (studio release)
"Live From The Bluetone Cafe"

"Six String Girl" (studio release)
"CD Release Weekend", live comp

Live DVD Releases:

"Live From The Tally Ho"
"Live From The 540"

"Live From Club 316"



KEF formed in Bethlehem PA in early 2000.
Our sound can best be described as funky jamrock.
The members of KEF are influenced by the groups popular in the Sixties and Seventies, blending original music, improvised jams, and classic rock covers into the experience of live music.
Members of KEF like to listen to: Pink Floyd, George Clinton and P-Funk, Led Zepplin, the Beatles, Ween, The Allman Brothers, old Chicago, Jimi Hendrix, Phish, Frank Zappa, Blind Faith, many more.
KEF has played at numerous festivals in the PA/WV area including Musikfest, the Millennium Music Conference, the Highland Jam Festival.
Winners Best Rock/Jam Band 2005 Lehigh Valley Music Awards, Best Male Vocalist (Derek)
Winners Best Instrumental Song, Best Bass Player, and Best Drummer 2005 Pulse Weekly Awards