Kick the Record began when four veteran musicians got together to playthe music they’ve always loved—funk, soul, and jazz…music that creates undeniable motion on and off the stage, kinetic sonority. Yes, this quartet casts light on the profiles of the greats, but more than an homage to bygone eras, KTR innovates; classic songs are treated to become distilled tributes, the songforms: vehicles for exploration.
And explore they have. Led by principal songwriter Damian Williams, Kick the Record has been a Sunday night sensation at Chicago’s Underground Wonderbar for nearly a year. Now KTR has set their sights on other shores; what was once the best way to spend a Sunday night for Mr. Williams and fellow journeymen Daniel Crane, Jesse Cryderman, Elliot Taggart, has now become an urban soundtrack that must be shared.