Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94705
All Ages & Wheelchair Accessible
POT LUCK Please bring food and Beverages!!
In our band DEAD GUISE we and my self as the bassist have been rehearsing various tunes to represent the Early Grateful Dead for our next show Art House Gallery & Cultural Center on 2/16/19 . Here is a tid-bit from our last rehearsal on 2/9/16 . This 1966 Viola Lee Blues version is a reflection of the Grateful Dead’s first major improvisational vehicle before DARK STAR . We will also include DARK STAR in our show at @Art House Gallery & Cultural Center on 2/16/19 plus our best and stellar efforts to bring to that era of music .I my self the bassist and the lead guitarist bring you the sound of Alembic instruments , as we are both playing such in this ambient recording made on my Zoom H5 at our rehearsal on 2/9/16 .
The Dead Guise are a band dedicated to carrying on the tradition of
The Grateful Dead. At the heart of that tradition is the incredible
amount of energy shared between band and audience at a live show.
Currently, it is made up of a multi-generational group of experienced
musicians: Ken Younger on lead guitar / vocals, Bill Desmidt on rhythm
guitar / vocals, Michael Mares on keyboards / vocals, Wolf Bostedt on
bass guitar, and Kyle Walsh on drums.
The Dead Guise are:
Ken Younger- lead guitar and vocals. Originally a founding member of
the group, Ken continues to be heavily inspired by the Grateful Dead.
Ken started playing guitar just out of high school in 1975, and by
1977 his first band Magnum was regularly playing at the Mabuhay
Gardens during the punk era. Through the years he played in numerous
other rock bands and recorded an album with The Hunger. In 1995, he
and Bill Desmidt founded The Dead Guise. Ken has been the with the
Dead Guise and various spin-offs since that time. In 2012 Ken produced
and released an album of original music called Paradigm.
Bill Desmidt (rhythm guitar / vocals) has been in the music scene
since 1985, and joined Dead Guise is 1994. He has been in bands
covering many genres, including blues, rock, classic rock, and folk
rock. The extreme delight of playing Grateful Dead music has brought
him back the Guise, a new journey he is looking forward to
Michael Mares (keys / vocals)has been active in the Bay Area music
scene for over twenty years. He earned a percussion degree from Cal
State Hayward, and currently teaches Orchestra and Chorus class in San
Rafael, where he has continued to develop his keyboard and piano
skills. It has been a dream of his to fill the keyboard spot in a
Grateful Dead tribute band, and he believes that it’s the best music
in the world for both playing and dancing.
Wolf Bostedt (bass) began as a piano and trumpet player, but in his
teenage years he switched to bass (though he still plays trumpet)
after being exposed to the 60s and 70s music scene in San Francisco.
He frequently saw bands such as the Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, and JGB,
and a conversation with Jerry Garcia in 1975 at a local music shop had
a huge impact on his playing. He has played in bands of many genres
over the years, and his influences include Phil Lesh, Jack Casady,
John Kahn, Jaco Pastorius, Berry Oakley, John Paul Jones, Mark Egan,
and Michael Manring among others. Interaction and creating spontaneous
music with fellow musicians are his fortes. Wolf plays Alembic Bass
Guitars, which represent his ideal sound.
Kyle Walsh (drums) has played drums since he was eleven years old. In
his playing style, he seeks to capture the original late 60s / early
70s Bill Kreutzmann sound— jazzy, groovy, and playful. He is also
inspired by the linear funk of Billy Cobham and the ambidextrousness
of Jon Fishman and Joe Russo. Though only three years old when The
Grateful Dead disbanded, he is excited to carry the torch for a new
generation of improvisational musicians.