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KandL

Since Jul 28, 2017

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KandL

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Location VIC
Genre Country/Soft Rock/Jazz/60s-70s
Website http://www.kandlmusic.com.au/
Bio KandL is Keith and Lee White, a Bendigo, Victoria-based duo who perform at functions of every imaginable kind and record albums of both covers and original music. They have a wealth of experience in music performance covering five decades. Lee's background in musical theatre provides an element of comedy and drama to their performances, while Keith's experience with bands of all kinds over many years allows them to take on any project and do it well. This experience includes a grounding in ballroom dance music in the early days, followed by many years of pop/rock cover bands from the early 60s to 1980. During this time, he shared the stage with many top performers, including John Farnham when he toured New Zealand. He was in two touring bands at the end of the seventies, then became involved in gospel music and was music director in various churches, including Melbourne's biggest church, now called CityLife, for about fifteen years. He was involved in large scale events, the production of four CDs, and extensive travel in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and USA to perform and teach. He also began song writing in earnest and contributed many songs to the albums he produced. He moved from Melbourne to Brisbane in 2003 where, while still involving himself in church music, he formed a friendship with guitar virtuoso Wes Taylor. This saw him involved in many performance with Wes at Movie World, Sea World and various venues around Southeast Queensland. Since moving back to Victoria, Keith began playing with the local blues artists and solo gigs. Lee has always been wildly enthusiastic about music - singing in particular - and performed in choirs as a young girl. Her greatest musical passion was the soul music that found its way from the USA to the UK and Manchester, where Lee was born. She would go to the clubs where famous names were performing and spend hours inhaling the music. Family life and moving around dictated what she was able to do musically when she moved to Australia, but eventually she began to realise her dreams by singing in a WA-based band and also performing in musical productions with a local dramatic society. When Keith and Lee met, there was an instant recognition of each other's ability and musical passion that led, eventually, to the forming of KandL - and marriage, but that's another story. They have become very active with local country music gatherings as well as performing a variety of music at various venues. Lee often wrote songs in her younger days, but had no outlet for her talent. Since joining forces with Keith, she has become a driving force with her excellent flair for melody and lyrics, while Keith has an inbuilt sense of how to interpret her inspiration. The combining of their abilities has produced some really good songs, several of them now finding airplay on local radio.
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