Key West Permafrost Blues Band

About the KWPBB

Based in the Blues Capital of Michigan (Mecosta County), there’s no venue too small or too big, there’s no place too far, no mountain too high, no fee too large to keep us from getting to your complimentary band dinner-buffet.

“Hotrod” Harry Dempsey, music professor emeritus at Ferris State University and former member of Frank Sinatra Jr.’s touring big band, leads this eight piece group that plays “Big Band Blues” from Chicago Blues to Key West Caribbean. The musicians who play with the KWPBB do so because they love the music and love to share it with our fans.

Songs in the KWPBB Music Library

  • Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
  • Beer In Mexico
  • Brandy
  • Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Comin' Home Baby
  • Crossfire
  • Dreams
  • Everybody’s Everything
  • Expressway to your Heart
  • Fins
  • Fire and Rain
  • Five O’Clock Somewhere
  • Get Ready
  • Getting the Picture
  • Gimmie Some Lovin’
  • Go Down Gamblin'
  • Hey Bartender
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • I Can’t Turn You Loose
  • I’m a Man
  • Introduction
  • It's So Easy
  • Let The Big Dog Eat
  • License to Chill
  • Love Letter
  • Margaritaville
  • Memphis Train
  • Mexico
  • Money
  • More and More
  • Mustang/Midnight
  • Out of Touch
  • Permafrost Blues
  • Pick Up the Pieces
  • Pink Cadillac
  • Rolling In The Deep
  • Rum and Coconut Water
  • Sea Cruise
  • Sent for You Yesterday
  • She Caught the Katy
  • Southern Cross
  • Spirit of the Great Heart
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • That’s My Story
  • The House is a-Rockin'
  • The Tiki Bar is Open
  • Time Won't Let Me
  • Two Piña Coladas
  • Volcano
  • Walking in Memphis

The Bluesers

Rhythm and Vocals Section: The Brews Brothers
Bass, Keyboards & Lead Vocals
"Hotrod" Harry Dempsey
Guitar
"Rockin" Randy Groves
Drums
Kim "Sticks" Tripp
Vocals
Shannon "The Truth" Carmichael
Kelly "Bluenote" Quinn
Horn Section: The Mighty Wind Breakers
Trumpet
Jeff "Lockjaw" Gabalis
Alto Sax
Dave "Saxman" Swart
Tenor & Soprano Sax
Jodi "Blues" Bloss-Ehnis
Trombone
Scott "Slide" Whitney


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