Kendall Street Company

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

LOCKN' Festival

Hello world! KSC has been selected as one of the top 20 bands for a chance to play at LOCKN' Festival this year. In order to get to the next step we need your help! Follow the link below and VOTE for Kendall Street Company... Anyone can vote ONCE PER DAY until March 1. The top 12 bands move on to the next round.

Tl;dr: Vote KSC once per day until March 1 to help us play at a sweet music festival. Thank you!!

*As an added bonus everyone who votes will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a pair of 4-day GA passes to Lockn' 2017 LOCKN' is AUG 25 - 28 in Arrington, Virginia. Tickets on sale now!

Transforming live music at U.Va.

This is pretty neat! Thanks to The Cavalier Daily for this righteous write-up Former U.Va. students transformed the live music scene in Charlottesville.

We had an awesome time at the The Jefferson Theater Saturday night. THE TRONGONE BAND and People's Blues of Richmond rock.. A big thanks to all the cats that made it out!

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Bayou in DC last night. We had a freakin blast! Feels great to see so many familiar faces from the ville, as well as lots of new faces. Feelin good today.

Good times on the horizon, hope to see you there!

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Band Members

Louis Smith, Andrew Drehoff, Brian Roy, Ryan Wood, Price Gillock, Ben Laderberg, Bucky Henry (Studio Musician)


Current Location

Other Charlottesville Artists
Ashburn Artists