Magnificent Creature is upon us!
Punky Bluester Releases Magnificence
Breaking News: "OKC's hometown team of loveable gutter punks," Punky Bluester has released the first of several songs from their long-awaited debut studio album, PUNKY BLUESTER VS THE MAGNIFICENT CREATURE.
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Meet the Team
Timmy Braun, drums
"No one knows what lurks in his mind or what he's plotting but one thing is for sure, If you give him a pair of drumsticks, he'll beat on just about anything." -Jimmy Lawrence, Drum Tech, Sums Timmy up quite nicely, but what else can we say? Timmy is a drummer with metal at the core- characterized by lightning quick fills, and timely grooves that will get everyone moving to the beat. He is one of the most sought-after drummers around, performing with hard rock and metal bands; Anti Mortem and Trainwreck. Timmy enjoys the chance to flex his musical muscles with Punky, ''I like the freedom of the blues- a song can start one place and end up somewhere else entirely... it's just like that one time in Wichita... [laughs] and basically that's Punky Bluester”
Jayson’s origin story is as dark and mysterious as the man. Here’s what we know for sure: Jayson was Born in Queens, NY into a musical family. His dad sang with salsa bands in New York and Puerto Rico. While his mom cleaned houses to earn money for piano and voice lessons for Jayson and his younger brother. Soon after moving to Oklahoma, Jayson’s vocal talent was recognized, when he got a position in an Opera company at 12 years old. Since then, Jayson has sung with ensembles including the Operatic, Canterbury Choral Society, throughout college, all-state choirs, Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, as well as successful rock/pop groups like My Nevermind, Ambiance, and Dita’s Tears. Jayson credits his diverse musical tastes to a childhood home filled with music from the radio or one of Mom's LPs spinning on the turntable. He never lost his edge, however, and is excited to get to explore his lifelong love of the blues on stage with longtime friend, and other half of Dita’s Tears, Matt Kemp. Jayson brings much-needed vocal chops to punky. And his light-hearted energy fits perfectly with the group's fun, quirky stage presence.
Matt Kemp, guitar/vocals
Matt Kemp is the group's fearless leader. When he's on stage, people say he's kind of like Jim Morrison, [of the Doors] ...but with a guitar." The Music seems to materialize out of nowhere when Kemp is on stage because he's fearlessly improvisatory. "I've always heard that if you're the smartest guy in the room, you're in the wrong room." Kemp explains, "So I know I'm in the right band because everyone else in Punky Bluester is way better than me." He's got a good lineup, no doubt about that. But Kemp's confidence on stage has roots in the studio, where he spearheads band in songwriting and production, from Kempmusik HQ in Oklahoma City. He drives his prowess like the wheel of a ship, to steer the Vessel Punky. Whether in the studio or on stage, Kemp remains as calm as a captain. His humility may only be as subtle as his witty sarcasm, which is so dry that people sometimes wonder if he's being serious because he is full of surprises. The on-stage banter with bandmates and audience members keeps the energy relaxed and fun. In his own words, "If you're not having a good time, it's your own fault." Aye aye, Captain!