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History

Kendall Street Company is:
- Louis Smith [Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals]
- Brian Roy [Basses, Vocals]
- Ryan Wood [Drums, Percussion]
- Ben “Peaches” Laderberg [Lead Guitar, Vocals]
- Jake Vanaman [Saxophone, Woodwinds]
- Andrew King [Keyboards, Vocals]

From late night jam sessions at the University of Virginia to the main stages of venues throughout the East Coast, the Company has broken out of the college bubble and into a world that loves to groove to a great live show. The band was founded in the early months of 2013 by frontman Louis Smith and original saxophonist Andrew Drehoff, who had both recently moved away from their homes in Virginia Beach to pursue their education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. There, they met the group of student musicians who would soon become known as KSC.

Kendall Street Company performs regularly along the East Coast, maintaining a central presence around the state of Virginia and their hometown, Charlottesville. While the Company's music is influenced by a variety of musicians and styles, the group has been described as "psychedelic," "alternative," "jammy," "rock," "indie," and "ska". Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, it is not uncommon for guest performers to join the group on stage for extended jams. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots. The Company evokes an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sound, spinning out an organic repertoire entirely their own. Their third album, the 17-track double-LP RemoteVision (2018), was recently hailed as a “rock masterpiece” by the Jamwich Magazine.

RELEASE HISTORY:
RemoteVision - Double LP [2018]
Space for Days - LP [2017]
Earth Turns - LP [2016]
Kendall Street Company - EP [2014]

members

Louis Smith - Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vocals
The frontman of Kendall Street Company. Louis was raised in the beautiful city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, before moving to Charlottesville in 2012 to pursue a degree in music performance. He, along with Andrew Drehoff, founded Kendall Street Company the following year.

Brian Roy - Basses/Vocals
A Charlottesville-based musician who was born and raised inside the D.C. beltway. He came to Charlottesville to study music and history at the University of Virginia. Brian plays upright, electric, and acoustic basses along with producing some of the band's live and recorded music.

Ryan Wood - Drums/Percussion
A drummer from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He moved to Charlottesville in 2011 to pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering, joining Kendall Street Company two years later.

Ben Laderberg - Electric Guitar/Vocals
Raised in the 757, Ben Laderberg lays down electric guitar with the Company. Following extensive jam sessions and recording on Earth Turns, he continues to influence the tunes with his savory noodles, ferocious tone, and good vibes.

Jake Vanaman - Saxophone
"Young Gun" Jake Vanaman hails from Northern Virginia and joined Kendall Street Company as their saxophonist in the summer of 2016. He plays multiple instruments, including flute, oboe, EWI, and the saxophone family, and incorporates guitar pedals and effects in his live performances.

Andrew King - Keyboards/Vocals
Andrew King is a multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham, Alabama who joined the Company in 2017 after their release of Space for Days. Be on the lookout for his righteous live jams!

Past Members

Price Gillock - Keyboards, Flute
Appears on: Earth Turns (2016), Space for Days (2017)
Price "Thomas Jefferson" Gillock is a keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist from Staunton, Virginia. Performing as a member of the Company from 2013 to 2017, Gillock was a key player in the development of the band's sound during their formative years.

Andrew Drehoff - Saxophone
Appears on: Kendall Street Company (2014), Earth Turns (2016)
"Dre" grew up playing saxophone with Louis in Virginia Beach. After moving to Charlottesville, he became a founding member of Kendall Street Company. He continues to join the band at live performances in and around Richmond, where he is working on his Masters degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Bucky Henry - Auxiliary Percussion
Appears on: Earth Turns (2016)
Grooving and unassuming, Bucky Henry is a percussionist from Virginia Beach. He offers diverse rhythmic arrangement to the group's foundation. His setup includes rainsticks, wood blocks, bongos, timbales, chimes, cowbells, and various other accouterments. He currently resides in California.