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Kedder Avant / Bio

Kedder Avant is an indie rock band with members from Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that creates and performs infectious guitar driven pop songs about girls, god, vampires, and global warming among other things.

Their sound has been described this way: “If The Beatles and The Pixies had a lovechild who then punched Elvis Costello in the face… that love child would be Kedder Avant.”

Kedder Avant released the first single “Auburn” from their upcoming full length album “Sky is Falling” in March of 2012. The song quickly jumped to #1 on Radio Opie’s “People’s Choice Countdown” for the week ending 3/23/2012 and has remained in the top 10 ever since.

The upcoming full length album “Sky is Falling” is scheduled to be released on July 10, 2012 on Mast Records. Both the single and the album were recorded and mixed at Big Sky Recordings in Ann Arbor. Big Sky has also worked with such notable Michigan bands as “Great Lakes Myth Society,” “The Hard Lessons,” and “The Finer Things.”

Kedder Avant is:
David A. Grammer II – Melodies, Lyrics, Guitar Chords, and Occasional Guitar Face
Aaron Barbee – Funky Bass Stylings, Piano Ideas, and Vocal Supporter
Greg Smith – Shoegaze Guitar, Street Cred, and Song Craftsman
Tony Archer – Breaker of Sticks and Snare Heads, Drum God… need I say more?
James Morris – Hitter of Musical Things, Sanger, Author or Songs, and Drunken Hillfolk Afterparty

Kedder Avant was formed in 2010 and has played Paychecks (Hamtramck), Bullfrogs (Redford), and Woodruff’s (Ypsilanti) and has live shows scheduled at PJ’s Lager House (5/17/12 Detroit) and Woodruff’s (7/13/12 Ypsilanti). They have played alongside these bands: “Stereopharm”, “Blackjack on Pluto”, “Christina B.”, “The Wall Clocks”, “Arms of Mangala”, “Luke Jackson”, and “Spencer Michaud”. Kedder Avant will be playing alongside “Nine Years Away”, “Err”, “The Tens”, “Zombie Jesus and The Chocolate Sunshine Band”, “Little Island Lake”, “Elliot Street Lunatic”, and “The Finer Things” at PJ’s Lager House and Woodruff’s.

Look for the second single “Global Warm My Heart” from “Sky is Falling” to be released on May 15, 2012.

The album release will be celebrated on Friday July 13, 2012, at Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti.

For more information on Kedder Avant please contact Dave Grammer at kedderavant@gmail.com or check www.kedderavant.com.

General Info

Band Members
David Grammer - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Greg Smith - Lead Guitar, Tony Archer - Drums, Jimmy Morris - Backup Vocals/Keys/Nintendo DS, Aaron Barbee - Bass
Artist Name
Kedder Avant
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Active Since
Alternative / Indie

Contact Info

Detroit, MI

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