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LOVEBITE; this funky, six piece combo has entirely too much fun bringing their "super-funk-rock" to the dancing masses. Packing dance floors in multiple venues, LOVEBITE aims to bring a sonically unique spin with four part vocal harmonies and raging guitar solos to a classic genre that is known to keep people dancing and feeling good. Bringing original music and unique arrangements of obscure funk & R&B, LOVEBITE burns with authenticity and feeling that is infectious.
Vocalist, Inger Jorgensen is a professional artist who has also worked as a vocalist and songwriter or over 20 years, performing with multiple musical projects throughout Northern California and Oregon as a leading and back-up vocalist and harmony singer. Jorgensen has a soulful voice and sings in many styles including Blues, Rock, Folk, R&B and Funk. She co-writes with Jeff Pevar in their original music project playing house concerts, clubs and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest and East Coast as well as Europe (www.ingerjorgensen.com).

Holding down the harmonic phrases and filling keyboard and horn parts with ease are guitarists Paul Turnipseed and Jeff Pevar. When together, the two trade off on lead and rhythm guitars, each pumping out ingenious multi-layer guitar solos with very different expressions.

Renowned Guitarist, & Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Songwriter, & Engineer and Session Musician, Jeff Pevar often joins LOVEBITE to add his unique and inspired guitar mania when he is not touring. Pevar, originally from the East Coast, lived in Manhattan for 10 years, then moved to the the LA area, and now the Rogue Valley where he continues to work steadily as an innovative and soulful Guitarist & Session Musician. Pevar has toured extensively with many greats over his career such as Ray Charles, Rickie Lee Jones, Jefferson Starship, Marc Cohn, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills & Nash, Rickie Lee Jones, David Foster, & many more. His musical contributions can be found on hundreds of albums of different genres from some of the most accredited names in the music business. Pevar has a home studio where he also produces and engineers for many artists throughout the world. Jeff recently finished his first solo album, "From the Core" along with two recent soundtracks for independent films (www.pevar.com).

Guitarist Paul Turnipseed’s musical career started with his father’s extensive record collection of rock, jazz, blues, and soul music. Returning to his native New Orleans in his early 20’s after playing in mostly rock and blues bands, he immersed himself in the New Orleans scene, studying and performing with hundreds of the areas top musicians, such as Ellis Marsalis, Stanton Moore, Tommy Ridgely, Steve Masakowski, Victor Goines, just to name a few. After arriving in Southern Oregon in December of 2011, Paul has already begun to play with some of the finest musicians in the Rogue Valley as a sideman and with his own music project.

LOVEBITE's rhythm section consists of Jacob Ackerman on Bass and Matthew Kriemelman on drums:
Jacob Ackerman’s melodic and solid rhythmic phrasing make him one of the most sought after bassists in Oregon. Having spent many years in the Bay Area, he has played alongside Josh Jones and Stevie Wonder's guitarist Errol Cooney, and studied under world renowned Brazilian musician Marcos Silva. Now residing in Southern Oregon, Ackerman plays with many local artists including the Frankie Hernandez Band, The Jeff Stanley Band, Craig Wright, and the Jeff Pevar Project.

Matthew Kriemelman is most prominently known as a 12-year veteran drummer for the Blue Man Group, beginning in 2000, where he's performed in New York, Chicago & Vegas. Kriemelman honed his chops in NYC's downtown club scene for ten years, as well as touring internationally as a Road Runner Recording Artist in fifteen different countries.
Kriemelman studied briefly at the Drummers Collective in NYC, and had the good fortune of experiencing and performing with many great players during that time. He has appeared on The Carson Daily show, and The Jay Leno Show performing with Blue Man, has worked with many performers from a variety of Cirque De Sole Shows, as well as playing with members of Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, Santana, Barry Manilo, and Wayne Newton, to name a few. In addition to his many years as a live performer, Kriemelman is also an accomplished session musician and collaborator.

General Info

Band Members
Inger Jorgensen, Jaese Lecuyer, Jeff Pevar, Paul Turnipseed, Jacob Ackerman & Matthew Kriemelman
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Funk / Super Funk Rock R&B / Dance

Contact Info

Ashland, OR

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