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A fantastic debut record, "Punky Bluester vs the Magnificent Creature," is a unique and intriguing turn on the Rock genre

A fantastic debut record, "Punky Bluester vs the Magnificent Creature," is a unique and intriguing turn on the Rock genre

Oklahoma City, OK — August 15, 2023 - A fusion of creative styles and moods, multi-genre icon Punky Bluester emerges as a refreshing gust of artistic freedom. Their rock-infused sound, influenced by Punk, Metal, and Grunge, sets the stage for an exhilarating journey through the sonic tapestry of traditional blues.

With their debut record "Punky Bluester vs the Magnificent Creature" poised to captivate ears, this Oklahoma City-based band is rewriting the rules of musical fusion. The artist’s music is a rollercoaster ride through genres, a delightful collision of influences that keeps listeners on their toes.

Stunning audiences with their unforgettable concoction of traditional blues steeped in the rebellious spirit of Punk, Punky Bluester embodies Punk with the raw emotion of Grunge.

Delivering a rich and eclectic musical journey, "Punky Bluester vs the Magnificent Creature" promises to be a revelation, a sonic adventure that defies expectations and challenges preconceived notions.

The seasoned collective is taking an innovative approach, offering its music first to its loyal email subscribers before it graces the streaming platforms. Punky Bluester explains,  "We want to give our subscribers the complete experience. By making the entire record available only to subscribers for a time, and then we'll distribute to the internet listening places later this year."

Punky Bluester is inviting fans to join their email list for an exclusive, limited-time opportunity to access the new album for free, along with a treasure trove of bonus content.

Punky Bluester's mission extends beyond melodies and rhythms. The artists’ aim is to foster unity, to bring people together under the universal banner of music. Through their electrifying performances and genre-blending compositions, the band seeks to dissolve divisions and create connections.

 There may be unspecified additional perks as well.  Punky explains, 'Expect surprises.”

Would you like to join us?  Punky's Bluesters VIP  club is accepting new members!


 

Subscribers are the first individuals to hear PBvMC Yes, we are giving our music for FREE, but really, it's more like we are trading it in exchange for your email address.  Worldwide distribution will probably begin later in 2023. Now, we don't know exactly when we will send it to Spotify and those other fellas. Honestly, we might never get around to it. Sometimes its hard to focus. So, If you have already subscribed, we thank you, and please follow the link in your confirmation email. You should probably bookmark that page too while you're at it.  

If you have not subscribed and would like to, please click HERE.

If you have not subscribed and do not want to, please let us know what we have to do to warm your cold, cold heart.

 

With Punky's Bluesters VIP backstage club you get access to the new record to stream and/or download, plus so much bonus content you'll hardly believe we were dumb enough to put on the web...and not ask for any money! 

Fair enough. 

But since we've already gone to all this trouble, will you please just have a listen anyway?  It won't hurt you.  But, whatever you choose to do, please remember to enjoy
 the music!  Thank you for your continued support!
 

By the way, we are planning some fun things for the near future...expect surprises!

Meet the Team

Timmy Braun, "Bam Bam" (Drums)

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"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, "Mr Fantastique" (Vocals)

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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 just 12 years old. Since then, Jayson has sung with ensembles including the Operatic, and 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 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 the group And his light-hearted energy fits perfectly with the group's fun, quirky stage presence. 

Matt Kemp, "Fearless Leader" (Guitar)

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!

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Magnificent Creature is upon us!

 

Punky Bluester Releases Magnificence 

August 2023: PBvsMC official version is now available to Punky's Bluester's Backstage Members! 
"OKC's hometown team of loveable gutter punks," Punky Bluester finished production when the mix/master phase for the record was completed by  Grammy Award-winning engineer, Brendan Dekora.  and now, the album, "Punky Bluester vs the Magnificent Creature."  It is available to stream/download EXCLUSIVELY on this website, acessable only to our Backstage Members! 'We take care of our own first and foremost.'  Fearless Leader, and guitarist for Punky Bluester, Matt Kemp said, ''It all starts with the music.  We started this project right before the pandemic hit.  Covid slowed us down a little, but we are still here, still doing our thing.  I'm extremely proud of what we have accomplished with PBvsMC. We made it available to our earliest supporters before anyone else.The perks just keep coming.  Kemp explains,  "Members also get access to exclusive merchandise and private live streams in our Facebook group.   It's important to us that we build relationships with people who genuinely like our music.  Our aim is to bring people together and have a good time." What does membership cost? asked the journalist.  to which Kemp replied, "oh its totally free....for now anyway.''  

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