Kensington Stone originated near the end of a bitter cold Minnesota winter in early 2010 in Winona and have been warming up the Midwest music scene ever since. Drawing The Black Keys and Red Hot Chili Peppers-like comparisons in sound, the group emphasizes exploring the unknown instrumentally and grooving hard behind Caron and Boeke's adroit lyrical passages with Heil's percussively bluesy keyboard parts, Zera's breakneck dissemination on the bass and Holtz's thunderously voracious drumming. Fuse that with Caron's soulful guitar playing and Boeke's dexterous shredding on the mandolin and you have yourself the awesomely eclectic sound that is Kensington Stone. With a quality demo produced thanks to the handiwork of James Phillips, Kensington Stone has recently relocated to Minneapolis, MN (October, 2011) in an effort to reach more people with their music. Along with the move came expansion. K-Stone carried on as a 4-piece unit for nearly two years until November of 2011 when Chuck Boeke (Kin' Pickin) moved to Minneapolis to join the group on mandolin, enhancing the sonic dimensions further. An accomplished songwriter himself, the band has been hard at work learning his tunes and teaching him theirs. Look for them at a venue near you soon!
Kensington Stone is:
Dominick Zera: Bass Guitar/Vocals Adrian Heil: Keys Andy Caron: Electric Guitar/Vocals
Chuck Boeke: Mandolin/Vocals Jamison Holtz: Drums