the Justin Kipker show

the Justin Kipker show

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The art of story and song in a neo-retro rock-n-roll theater show. Uniquely theatrical and diverse rock music set to tell stories sexually charged with imagery and emotion through catchy riffs and lyrics of themes such as spies, dead men, cowboys, Marilyn Monroe, and more.

Biography

“Hello, we are The Justin Kipker Show… welcome to the show,” the lustrous voice from the calm and collected front man pours into the microphone. Leaning into the air, Justin introduces his band mates through a tale set in 1865 of long hot days and nights over the open prairie, where the group lost their way, only to find themselves in the thick of a showdown as the large video screen behind them displays a gritty film reminiscent of a spaghetti western.

Suggestive screeching 60’s guitar riffs from guitarist "Don Juan Renato" flow over the whispered refrain: “Spy versus spy, versus you and I,” as the audience stumbles forward leaning too far into the anticipation of the clever and sexy back beat and bass rhythm. “Conscience doesn’t hear a sound, think a thought that’s most profound, start to move your hands are bound and you can’t find a common ground.”

A stout surf rock beat kicks in from "The Dr." on drums as a hint of jazz guitar glides down the neck of the catchy crowd pleaser, “Delicious.”

Big drum hits growl with the chords and vocals in the hard rockin' "The Bad Man," "On your knees, you'd better plead, because the bad man is everywhere."

Silence and spoken word carve a suggestive outline of a murderous romance and sets up the raunchy blues of “Dead Man.”

That’s the Justin Kipker show.

Interjections, poetic intros, and stories of the imagination ebb and flow throughout the set as tJKs plays on to tell tales of Marilyn Monroe, dead men, the secrets of spies, evil men, sensuality, and women who’ll give you a heart attack! A particularly avid fan described it like this: “At times, I wasn’t sure if I’d just heard a passing phrase from Jim Morrison, caught a glimpse of Johnny Depp, or heard the voice of Johnny Cash. This show was one of the most original and truly unique forms of Rock-N-Roll I’ve seen.”

The Justin Kipker Show has been around for only a year or so, but has been in the works for five years, originating from a most interesting duo. Justin and bass player Lee write the material together as a step-father and son team. After realizing Justin’s talent for writing poetry at a young age, Lee introduced Justin to music and now helps arrange and compose in the collaborative process. “I’ve been a musician my whole life, I’ve never met a songwriter or lyricist as good and original as Justin,” says Lee.

Once the material fleshed out to fill an album, Justin and Lee went on to find the two perfect additions to the band; guitarist “Don Juan” Renato Rimach and drummer “The Dr.” Andy Weaver. Renato, a Peruvian guitarist / photographer adds a unique and original spice to both the sound and look of the band. His licks and smooth leads fit perfectly where needed, and the subtleties added throughout each song shine through more so than any typical over-played solo ever would. Dr. Andy is, quite simply, one of the most phenomenal drummers I’ve seen, not to mention a soulful voice reminiscent of Sting’s.

As a multimedia designer, Justin has a taste for the visual arts. When it comes to the show, he believes that visual stimuli are as important as auditory stimuli. So you can count on nothing less than truly interactive films and animation uniquely tied to each song on the dual projection big screen behind the band. “It really seems to engage and transport the audience; it's as though they were in a trance,” says Justin.

As for the sounds, you can expect the catchy riffs and melodies to bring you back to the roots of rock. Hard rock beats of the 90’s, fast paced rockabilly of the 50’s, slow melodic tones of the Pink Floyd type, dark delta blues, sensual undertones of love, and stomp your feet beats run ramped through the energetic and diverse songs of The Justin Kipker Show.

Justin noted, “The best compliments I’ve received from fans usually go something: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this!?’ I just smile and say thank you.”

Enjoy the show.
-Anonymous

Lyrics

Monster

Written By: Justin Kipker

Verse I
Your demon’s coming after you, your demon and your monster too.
Better not turn around in the mirror, or your reflection will stab you in the back…

Chorus
Everyone you’ve been, comes back caving in
Everyone you’ve known, could not let you go…

Verse II
I see a monster in your eyes, you see a red glow in the sky
The memory of you carries on, but no one will be there in the end, (end)

Chorus
Everyone you’ve been, comes back caving in
Everyone you’ve known, could not let you go…

Bridge
Let her go…
Let her go…

Verse III
Lipstick your name on the mirror, your demon and your monster there
A cold sweat pours down from your skin, your death no one will ever know - Marilyn Monroe!

Chorus / Outro
Everyone you’ve been, comes back caving in
Everyone you’ve known, could not let you go…

Heart Attack

Written By: Justin Kipker

Verse I
Baby you give me a heart attack! With them black tattoos all over your back,
And a pony tail just-a-hangin’ down! You could do a lotta harm with teeth like that (ya know it)
Oh well, yeah – baby you give me a heart attack

Verse II
Baby you give me a heart attack! With them big long legs just-a-walkin round!
Chantilly lace and a pretty face, oh no! The Good lord knows I ain’t prepared for this.
Oh well, yeah – baby you give me a heart attack

Chorus
Hey little girl won’t ya tell me what, tell me what you’ve done to me,
Take my love don’t take it away!
Take my love don’t ya take it away!
X4

Verse III
Baby you give me a heart attack! Ain’t nothing in the world like a big eyed girl!
To make me act so funny, make me spend my money! I love you baby but you gotta see,
Come Right here I want you to be mine, - baby you give me a heart attack, oh yeah!

Chorus / Bridge
Hey little girl won’t ya tell me what, tell me what you’ve done to me,
Take my love don’t take it away!
Take my love don’t ya take it away!
X6

Verse IV
Baby you give me a heart attack! With them black tattoos all over your back,
And a pony tail just-a-hangin’ down! You could do a lotta harm with teeth like that (ya know it)
Oh well, yeah – baby you give me a heart attack

Discography

Completed a 5 song E.P. - "Theatre" released March 19, 2009, available on iTunes and Amazon

Set List

Our typical set list is 10-15 songs(3-5 minutes/song):

1. The Bad Man
2. Cowboy Song
3. Hurricane
4. Deadman
5. I'll Make Love to You
6. March With Mary
- solo acoustic intermission (1 or 2 quick songs)
7. Monster
8. Spy Versus Spy (versus You and I)
10. Suffering
11. Summertime at Stalingrad
12. Storytella
13. The Green Bench
14. Delicious
15. Heart Attack