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Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems / Bio

Kris graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007 with a BA in Music Business and a concentration in Piano, and now resides in the Portland, ME area. He was a founding member of the Maine based rock band, Highway Jackson and had local success with rotation radio play with the single, “Hold it Down,” off their second album, The Dirty Bar Campaign. In 2010 Kris joined the Kurt Baker Band and started his own solo project, Kris Rodgers and The Dirty Gems. His music has been featured in major Hollywood movie productions; he tours internationally with the Kurt Baker Band and also plays locally every week. In the Spring of 2012 he joined the award winning Don Campbell Band. He plays at dueling piano/piano bars in the greater Boston area, as well as with cover bands Vinyl Tap and Dirty Vega throughout New England.

In 2014 Kris will release “Whiskey and Soda”, a collection of solo piano/voice songs including originals and covers, as well as “Headlines”, a full rock band record. “Whiskey and Soda” will be released March 21st with “Headlines” in the months that follow.

General Info

Band Members
Kris Rodgers - Vocals/Piano/Organ/Keyboards, Tom Hall - Guitar/Backing Vocals, Chris Neal/Kurt Baker - Bass/Backing Vocals, Craig Sala - Drums
Artist Name
Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Pop / Soul

Contact Info

Portland, ME

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