About the Band
The Men that Deliver the Infectious Grooves
kLoB is a Jacksonville, Florida 5 piece – together in one way or another for nearly 10 years. Animated vocals bend genres, appealing to both young and mature, that is – catchy and entertaining while still saying something worthwhile. The lyrics flow with a coy sort of witticism. A tongue and cheek transfer of life experience that relates to the daily grind on planet Earth. These guys play soul music for the upside down blues man, because as hard as it may seem, the song can get you through it. Hard working music by hard working players.
Kip Kolb is kLoB. kLoB is very alive. He sings, plays keys and other things, and delivers the message. Theatre degree from FSU, seasoned traveler, carpenter, athlete, relatively cute, and semi sick with the human race. Lucky enough to make sounds with George Clinton and P–Funk, and Chaka Kahn, and Grover Washington Jr. Born and raised in Philly, lived and partied in all 4 corners of the country. Pay attention.
Brian Jenkins is Big Red, and he plays the drums. No, he is the rhythm – like his whole skeleton and blood and hair and smile and breath. For example, 1st place in the North Florida Blues Competition, played in Nantes, France World Jazz-Blues Festival “les Rendezvous de l’Edre”, and co–writer of the score for Cocaine Angel which won Best Music Award at the Digital Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain. He’s good. Always in to something and always branching out and always helping someone in some way – he will be the same person when he is 80 that he is now, only better.
Louie LeClaire is LeBlanc. Louie LeClaire plays the bass, and also teaches and plays the guitar. He’s a real good songwriter, and stepped up to start playing shows with kLoB just two weeks after joining the band. His low end tenacity has taken him with Mr. Jenkins to “les Rendevous de l’Edre” in France as well. Louie LeClaire at l’Edre in France. He was French in France, like destiny. Together, LeBlanc and Big Red form a rhythm section that flows and morphs between some oozing, gelatinous funk and a rock solid ocean bottom connected to the fiery hot center of Mother Earth. They make kLoB sound good, real good.
Mike Kiramarios is K, and he plays the sax. He’s Greek, skinny, and real cute, and an unbelievable bartender. He’s the guy who charms the hell out of you and your girl at dinner, gets you both buzzed quick, and then after hours when you’re still out bar hoppin’ — you run back into him at some late night club and he’s blowin’ up some jazz scene killin’ that damn horn and still charmin’ your girl. How is that possible? How is he still awake and still that good, and how are you and your Mercedes now so completely unimportant?
Mike Bowman with the hit!!! Mike Bowman is “I’m Mike.” He fills the holes, thickens it out, backs it up, and plays a little nice guitar when we need it. The sounds flow through him like the springs in Florida where he comes from. And he was a wide receiver drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Yeah, Mikey jumps out of the building, so pick a sport. Although injury knocked him out of pro football, he was finally picked up by kLoB late in the 2006 season, and continues to shine brighter with every note.