Bringing good vibes and smiles to the people of Virginia and abroad. Come groove with us!
Kendall Street Company was founded in the early months of 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Louis Smith and saxophonist Andrew Drehoff. The duo had been playing together for some time in the greater Virginia Beach area, joined by a rotation of talented musicians who performed behind Louis as the Louis Smith Band. After moving to Charlottesville in late 2012 to attend the University of Virginia, the pair began putting together a group of student musicians, adding Brian Roy on bass/vocals and Ryan Wood on drums/percussion in early 2013. Since then, the band has added Price Gillock on keyboards, Bucky Henry on auxiliary percussion, and Ben Laderberg on the electric guitar.
The band performs regularly in Virginia and throughout the East Coast, maintaining a central presence in the Charlottesville area, which includes live radio performances on WTJU 91.1 and WNRN 91.9 and a debut EP recorded at Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg, Virginia. While Kendall Street Company's music is influenced by a variety of musicians and styles, the group has been described as "psychedelic," "alternative," "jammy," "rock," "indie," and "ska." It is not uncommon for guest performers to join the group on stage for extended jams.
Louis Smith - Guitar/Vocals
Andrew Drehoff - Saxophone
Brian Roy - Basses/Vocals
Ryan Wood - Drums/Percussion
Price Gillock - Keys
Ben Laderberg- Electric Guitar
Sound checking for Friday's After Five! Music starts at 5:30 and we hit it at 6:30. The rain has passed, come out for a real barn burner!
The Jefferson Theater
Photo credit Dee Claudio Zarpelon
Photo courtesy of Tristan Williams
Jefferson Theater 4/21/17
Hello world! BIG tour announcement below. We are stoked to be hitting venues all over the East Coast with our friends Little Bird... Catch us if you can!
Kendall Street Company Summer Tour
* w/ Little Bird
5/12 Bayou Kendall Street at the Bayou
5/20 VA Beach Funk Out (2nd Annual) at Shakas Live
6/3 The Batesville Market
6/9 The Family Dog *
6/10 The Royal American *
6/14 The Basement Nashville *
6/15 Llittle Bird w/ Kendall Street Company & TBA @Visulite in CLT Visulite Theatre *
6/16 Bold Rock Hard Cider - Mills River *
6/17 Community Day featuring Rockn' to Lockn' finale
6/22 Shadefest 2017
6/23 Pro Re Nata Brewery
6/29 Shaka's Live Kendall Street Company & Little Bird at Shakas Live (VA Beach) *
6/30 The Camel *
7/1 Martin's Downtown
7/2 Blue Toad Hard Cider - Virginia
7/6 American Beauty NYC Kendall Street Company, Little Bird *
7/7 Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope *
7/8 Crozet Pizza at the Buddhist Biker Bar *
More Dates TBA
We cannot thank you all enough for showing up big at The Jefferson Theater over the weekend. You helped us get one step closer to LOCKN' Festival. The final round of Rockn' to Lockn' is June 17 at Infinity Downs Farm. Hope to see you out there!