The Kinky Fingers
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The Kinky Fingers

Denver, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Denver, Colorado, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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Dec
18
The Kinky Fingers @ The Hi-Dive

Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

Nov
21
The Kinky Fingers @ Bannock Street Garage

Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

Oct
30
The Kinky Fingers @ The Tank Room

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Press


"Critics Choice"

Instead of opting for the dirty sound favored by many musicians who draw inspiration from '60s surf and garage rock, The Kinky Fingers have gone for cleaner, clearer melodies. The group's desert-haunted songs might cause listeners to mistake the Fingers for yet another latter-day psychedelic act -- but while it's true that the guitar work is possessed of an open-skies sound akin to that of bands like Spindrift, the songwriting owes much more to older artists such as Dick Dale and Roy Orbison. There's a soulfulness to the band's music that sets it apart from that of its peers. The Kinky Fingers match hushed emotional intensity with elegant execution. - The Westword


"Day in ~ Day out"

The Kinky Fingers are an American Rock, and “Santa Fe” Surf trio whose sounds pull from the vaults and traditions of American music coast to coast, Canada to Mexico; blending elements of 50s and 60s rock, western swing, surf music, country, folk, jazz and the blues.

There’s quite a tale to their inception too, frontman, poet and multi-instrumentalist Tayler Doyle learned to play guitar while working as a prison guard for two developmentally disabled sex offenders in rural northern Colorado. He was later fired for “having too much musical equipment”.

When he wasn’t accepted into Jazz school he dropped out of university to travel around the country to his favorite musician’s childhood hometowns; a pilgrimage that would take him from Hibbing Minnesota to New Orleans, crisscrossing through the south, along highway 61, and eventually to Austin, Texas. He learned the American roots musics organically while playing in local music clubs and coffee shops along the way and when Doyle returned he started a new band: The Kinky Fingers. Here they are. - Far Out Magazine U.K.


"YOUR UMS ROAD MAP PART 2: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ACTS"

The Kinky Fingers are sure to leave a lasting impression... - 303 Magazine


"w e s t e r n S W I N G & S U R F ~ i n t e r v i e w"

In French, we have an idiom that says “Avoir un coup de foudre” (“to be struck by lightning” = To fall head over heels for something). Tayler told me he was struck by lightning as a kid. If you’re into Americana music, we guarantee their music will have the same effect on you - The Explorer Mag


"Sensual, Quirky, Sonorousness"

I was captivated by the sound and especially that quirky, emotional voice. The kind of sonorousness you would hear in a smoky bar . . . setting a mood, an emotion . . . whatever the singer wishes to express . . . a little bit of sad darkness with a spark of hope. - Wolfsong Music


"Underground Music Showcase"

Kinky Fingers tore it up at Three Kings. Super fun! Tayler jumps around so many different stylings, but all from a very 60's revival point of view. I love the way that one song will be totally surfy and the next will be really folky. I am also digging the grandpa on vacation style that band is rocking. - Field Guide Magazine


"K I N K Y F I N G E R S"

Kinky Fingers was their name and boy were they were riding the southern gospel wave. The front man sang with wonderful vibrato and a southern twang while his band mates took their sound to a more alternative level. Kinky Fingers had the crowd pumped – either that or they hired the people in the front row to really freak out. Everyone was gravitating towards the front, the level of excitement even sent two punk guys into a heavy, very public, makeout sesh. The show ended poetically with a soulful cover of Sam Cooke’s “Bring it on Home to Me - Fried American


"White River City"

they are laying some good foundation for where to go next with their enthusiastic blend of styles and sounds. They are a classic product of their home country, taking rock & roll inspiration from all over and happily transforming it into something that could have only come from their neck of the woods. It is notable for some really good performances, particularly in “Tofino” with a great reverb-drenched surf guitar, as well with the traditional country-waltz “Dead in Yer Grave”.

Started out as a collective, “White River City” is the second of three EP’s that they’re releasing as part of something called “The EP Series”(The first one was “Make you Happy”). Many musicians playing with the idea of having a band that can change: from the arrangements to the basic sound. So nothing about from Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” but an easy listening and moving sound in a simple world and at the end just traditional Americana music. If they put their own stamp and chose more carefully the songs of their next release they will probably take off. - Rock Blog Review


Discography

VAGABOND 

-Midnight Watchman
-Tijuana Titties
-Vagabond
-Buzzin Bee

MAKE YOU HAPPY

-Hopeless Reason
-More Than Enough
-Start Walking
-Day In, Day Out
-Tennessee

WHITE RIVER CITY

-Whiskey
-Dead in Yer Grave
-Avalanche
-Lonesome
-Tofino

SANTA FE SURFING

-White Wave
-Long Live the Dead
-Yesterday Hills
-Yeha Noha
-When Eye Dye

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