Background photo by Wes Davis

Kyle

 

Kyle

 

Jester

Jester

Show

Blues

Show

Blues

New CD  After All This

Due Out in December of 2014

 

Featuring Kid Andersen, Aki Kumar,

Sid Morris, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell!

 

Listen to a song sampler HERE!

NEWS

Thursday, October 30th

COMING UP: I'm heading back into the Greaseland Studio this Friday to finish mixing and mastering! The new CD should be here in mid November!

Saturday, Nov 1st - Half Moon Bay Brewing Company from 7p-10p with Kathy Tejcka on piano, Mac Akin on bass, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drums!

Thursday, Nov 6th - Armando S with Mark Hummel from 8p-10p

Wednesday, October 22nd

This week you can find me playing electric blues music in the following locations:

- Friday at Armando's Happy Hour & a Half w/ Tommy Bean Blues Band from 4:30p-6p
- Saturday at Roxx on Main w/ Lee Jeffriess on bass and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drum(s).
- Monday at Armando's hosting the Good Stuff Guitar Shop Blues Jam from 730p-10p

Tuesday, October 21st
Kyle Jester - After All This (rough mix sampler)

Here is a selected song sampler I put together of rough mixes of songs that will be on the CD! http://youtu.be/8L1ECBXsfOo

Another exciting week! The new CD is coming along far quicker than expected. We have moved from recording to the mixing & mastering phase, which should only take a few days depending on schedules. Artwork/layout is finished, so we'll be able to send it off for duplication and have it back within 2-4 weeks from today!

Thursday, October 9th

CD NEWS! Here's a peek at the front and back cover!

--> The final 14 songs have been chosen!
--> The title will be "After All This!"
--> The layout/artwork is finished!
--> The Pre-Order Campaign is at $2,253!
--> The next studio days are Oct 19th/20th to finish up minor changes!
--> Then we only have mastering and I send it off for duplication!
--> CD's will be in my possession BY THANKSGIVING!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kyle-jester-blues-show-cd-2015

Wednesday, October 8th
Bay Area Blues Festival

Photos by Wesley Davis.

Wednesday, October 8th

September at Greaseland.

Friday, October 3rd
Kyle Jester Blues Show CD 2015

What an exciting week! We have rough mixes of 16 songs for the new CD, of which we'll narrow down to 14 probably! All we need is a couple of adjustments here and there and we'll be ready to send it off to duplication. As of now, I am expecting to have the new CDs in my possession BEFORE THANKSGIVING!

So, since everything is going so smoothly and quickly, I have added a new XMAS GIFT PERK to the IndieGoGo campaign. For $15 you can have the new CD and a sticker gift wrapped and shipped anywhere in the continental United States, with or without a personalized note/card. I KNOW! Thank You for the support thus far, we're at $2,169! Please share if you think anyone might be interested.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kyle-jester-blues-show-cd-2015

Tuesday, September 30th

We finished 7 songs in the first day of recording, thanks to Aki, Chris, and Nucci! Today Sid Morris comes in for another 6 tunes! It's looking more and more like the CD Release party will be in DECEMBER!!! Pre-Order the CD here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kyle-jester-blues-show-cd-2015

Friday, September 26th
Kyle Jester Blues Show CD 2015

Upcoming CD Updates, PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY AT THE LINK BELOW!

After week THREE we are at 20% of our goal, but because this is a flexible funding campaign, all of the money raised will go to the project whether the goal is reached or not! This week I decided on a 6 panel digipak for the CD packaging, like the one pictured below.

We go into the studio THIS Monday and Tuesday! I'm hoping to get about 8 songs done or close to done, then finish up the rest when we're back there on October 19th & 20th.

Pre-order your 14-song CD SHIPPED for $15 (USA), or $19 (Europe). Here's a short list of perks (support levels):

- $3 Kyle Jester Blues Show Sticker, Shipped
- $5 8 oz. Jar of Homemade Taco Shop Style Hot Sauce
- $5 Exclusive Digital Track Only Available Through This Campaign
- $10 EARLY BIRD CD, Digital Format
- $15 EARLY BIRD CD, Physical Format, US Shipping
- $45 Hour Long Guitar Lesson

There's also a bunch of combo packages so go check out the details! Thanks for the support!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kyle-jester-blues-show-cd-2015

Thursday, September 25th
KJBS - Kyle Jester Blues Show

Hey everyone, if you or someone you know would prefer email updates rather than the ones here on Facebook, sign up for the mailing list here: http://kylejester.com/#newsletter

You'll get upcoming CD updates, other news, and touring/local show schedules! Thanks!

Friday, September 19th
Kyle Jester Blues Show CD 2015

Upcoming CD Updates, PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY AT THE LINK BELOW!

We are not asking for donations, this is simply a pre-order campaign with some other fun perks :-]

After week TWO we are at 20% of our goal, but because this is a flexible funding campaign, all of the money raised will go to the project whether the goal is reached or not! This week we made the decision to do our best to get our Belgian partner in crime on the CD, Renaud Lesire. We will send a few of the tunes over for him to record a bass part and send it back to us!

Pre-order your 14-song CD SHIPPED for $15 (USA), or $19 (Europe). Here's a short list of perks (support levels):

- $3 Kyle Jester Blues Show Sticker, Shipped
- $5 8 oz. Jar of Homemade Taco Shop Style Hot Sauce
- $5 Exclusive Digital Track Only Available Through This Campaign
- $10 EARLY BIRD CD, Digital Format
- $15 EARLY BIRD CD, Physical Format, US Shipping
- $45 Hour Long Guitar Lesson

There's also a bunch of combo packages so go check out the details! Thanks for the support!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kyle-jester-blues-show-cd-2015

Monday, September 15th

This week we'll be at Armando's Happy Hour & a Half on Friday from 4:30p-6p, Full Band! Mac Akin on Bass, and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell on drums!

Then Saturday I'll be at the The Saloon in San Francisco with Kathy Tejcka (Kathy Tejcka Fan Page) on Saturday from 4p-8p with Burton Winn on bass and Robin Roth on drums!

Friday, September 12th

I'm in.

Friday, September 12th
Kyle Jester Blues Show CD 2015

Upcoming CD Updates, PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY AT THE LINK BELOW!

We are not asking for donations here, this is simply a pre-order campaign with some other fun perks. After one week we are at 13% of our goal, but because this is a flexible funding campaign, all of the money raised will go to the project whether the goal is reached or not! Pre-order your 14-song CD SHIPPED for $15 (USA), or $19 (Europe). Here's a short list of perks (support levels):

- $3 Kyle Jester Blues Show Sticker, Shipped
- $5 8 oz. Jar of Homemade Taco Shop Style Hot Sauce
- $5 Exclusive Digital Track Only Available Through This Campaign
- $10 Private Personalized Happy Birthday Song on YouTube
- $10 EARLY BIRD CD, Digital Format
- $15 EARLY BIRD CD, Physical Format, US Shipping
- $19 EARLY BIRD CD, Physical Format, WORLDWIDE Shipping
- $25 Half Hour Guitar Lesson
- $45 Hour Long Guitar Lesson
- $500 Live Show at Your Venue

There's also a bunch of combo packages so go check out the details! Thanks for the support!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kyle-jester-blues-show-cd-2015



Updated Friday, October 31st, 2014 - 12:00am

 

SHOWS

MUSIC

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 1

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 2

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 3

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 4

Little Lou's BBQ
with Mark Hummel 5

A "no-budget" commercial I made
with a GoPro for
Good Stuff Guitar Shop
 
Voodoo Woman Blues with the
Atomic Road Kings featuring Kid Ramos
Broke & Lonely with the
Atomic Road Kings
 
     

VIDEO

Photos by Wes Davis

PHOTOS

Kyle Jester: Vocals/Guitar

I formerly played with Candye Kane, Earl Thomas, and Thomas Yearsley of the Paladins. I released an independent CD titled "Ain't No Way" in 2004 which recieved strong reviews from Living Blues and Blues Revue magazines. My musical influences stem from: Tiny Grimes to Magic Sam on guitar, to Junior Parker and Little Willie John on vocals.



Lee Jefferiess: Upright Bass

Known for touring and recording with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys on pedal steel for years, Lee is also an accomplished upright player, steeped in early traditional American roots music.



Brian "Nucci" Cantrell: Drums & Puns

Known for playing on over 100 records of music that I never want to hear, yucking it up at the bar in between sets, and being steeped in Michael Jackson & Jewel, he is Nucci the Phantom Killingsworth, the Punmaster of Detrimonies!

BAND

The easiest way to contact me is to click on the button below.

It will ask for your name and phone number, give you the option to remain private, and then the program will call your phone and connect you to my voice mail.

Your message will be recorded, as well as transcribed and sent to my email.

 

CONTACT

Get on the mailing list to get email updates, band news, and tour schedules!
Email Format

View previous campaigns.

NEWSLETTER

Social Networking Sites



Spread the word about the band to your own set of friends on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and your own email contacts.  Ask them to visit www.KyleJester.com.  Be sure to tell them about the free download for signing up for the newsletter.




 

 Posting on Bulletins and Band Forums



Visit websites of other artists that you like, and see if anyone has heard of Kyle & the band by doing a search in their forums.  If no one has created one, start a thread about Kyle - give them information on his website and invite them to join the newsletter and facebook page.  You can post links to videos or cut and past the bio information and photos found here at the website.




 

 Sending E-mail Blasts and Creating Blog Entries



Send an email to all your friends letting them know about the band, or start your own newsletter to your list of friends.  If you have a blog, create a blog entry about the band and use tags so others searching for "Kyle Jester" can easily find your entry.




 

 Viral Marketing



The more we spread the word to our friends, the faster the fan base grows, and the more live shows there will be in your area! Post a link to the website anywhere you think new fans might be lurking.




 

 Listening Parties



A listening party is an online "party" where you invite your friends to listen to music with you as a group and chat about the experience.  Post the event on Facebook and invite your friends. If you need help organizing a listening party, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to help and even promote it on our website, Facebook page, and Google+ page.




 

 IN PERSON



 Flyering and Handbill Distribution




This is the fine art of handing out handbills or hanging up flyers and posters in your town when the band is coming to play a live show.  We like to make this as easy and inexpensive as possible for you, and for these reasons, we like to have the venue print up the posters and hold them for you instead of giving you each a file to print up on your own.  This saves you money!  If you're interested, contact us through our contact page and we will send you an email with instructions on where to pick up the posters, flyers or handbills.






We will also make the file available for you as a .pdf that you can bring to the printer, in case the venue cannot provide this service or you can't get down to pick them up.




 

 Burning and Distributing CDs



Occasionally the street team will be asked to burn some music as a sampler CD and hand it out to potential fans.  If we launch a CD Burning mission, we will give you the playlist and supply you with the mp3s (which will then be yours to keep and enjoy).




 

 Call your Radio Stations

Call your favorite radio stations and request Kyle's music.  Ask your friends to help call as well by sending out an email with the information. We are compiling a list of stations to call and will post the information on our site when it is ready.  You can also send us suggestions of stations that should be included.  Don't forget about internet and satellite radio too!  You can call any station you like, they don't have to be local.




 



When you call a station, call the request line and ask for any Kyle Jester song that you like.  Let them know what album it is from, and ask them if they have the album.  If they do not, direct them to www.KyleJester.com and tell them to contact us and we'll send them music.




 



When you email a station, please include the www.KyleJester.com link so they can listen further, and let them know there is a music player they can scroll through.




 

 Word of Mouth



Don't discount this old-fashioned promotion technique!  Share your passion liberally, tell people about the music, the live shows, the website - let them catch your fever!





SUPPORT

            Contact Me to download a zipped version of this press kit!

 

High Resolution Promo Pic

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Black Border  (jpg 730 kb)

White Border  (jpg 736 kb)

White Border w/ Text  (jpg 780 kb)

 

Upcoming Show Poster  (jpg 219 kb - pdf 1.3 mb)

 

Band Bio  (pdf 43 kb)

CD Reviews  (pdf 41 kb)

3-Piece Stageplot  (pdf 738 kb)

4-Piece Stageplot  (pdf 787 kb)

 

European Tour 2013 "Helmet Testing" Poster/Image

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European Tour 2013 "Murder at 120 Beats Per Minute" Poster/Image

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PRESS KIT

All Rights Reserved   -   Copyright 1999 Kyle Jester Blues Show   -   California USA