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Killer Filler!

- US Hillsborough, NC Rock / Instrumental Surf / Instrumental S...


Sounds Like: The Ventures "Official Fan Page", Booker T And The Mgs, Henry Mancini, Laika & the Cosmonauts

Label: NDM Ltd./Pravda Music Publishing

Manager: We mangle ourselves, thank you.

Bio: Started in 2004, Killer Filler is the spawn of keyboardist, guitarist, and songwriter Chris "Crispy" Bess -- an all-instrumental five-piece outfit to meld his twin penchants for 1960s Memphis soul and California surf music. Twang, spy, funk, lounge and swing flavor Crispy's songwriting as well as... See Full Bio

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It's official--Killer Filler's new lineup will make its debut at the Tavern in Durham on Friday, January 18th.


"Hillsborough's Killer Filler ain't the most photogenic bunch, yet the band's new album "Filler Up!" is still highly visual music. You just can't listen to these 17 sleek instrumentals without being put in mind of a really cool heist caper starring George Clooney dressed to the nines and masterminding a convoluted plot to get the money and the girl. Which is not to say it's just background music, so pay attention because it's worth your while.
— David Menconi, Raleigh News & Observer
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  • 2013

    Apr 5

    Chapel Hill, NC, US | 9:00pm

    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:00pm


    Jeff Hart & The Ghosts of the Old North State 9pm - 10pm Killer Filler closes shortly after.

  • 2013

    Jan 18

    Durham, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm


    Killer Filler makes it's return with a revamped lineup tonight, playing two sets of material or pretty much everything our new drummer and second guitarist have learned so far. Music from 10:30-12:00.

  • 2012

    May 4

    Chapel Hill, NC, US | 6:00pm

    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    Fri May 04, 2012 6:00pm
  • 2012

    May 4

    Chapel Hill, NC, US | 5:00pm

    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    Fri May 04, 2012 5:00pm


    The first night of the Instro Summit, with Killer Filler leading off an all-star lineup of kickass bands--a helluva deal for only ten bucks!

  • 2012

    Apr 20

    Hillsborough, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Hillsborough, NC, US
    Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:00pm


    For the first time since 2009 Killer Filler gets to play it's hometown of Hillsborough, at Nash Street's swingin' new music venue. They also serve food, so come hungry!

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