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
  • All Summer Long
  • Always Saturday Night
  • Beer In Mexico
  • Brandy
  • Brick House
  • Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Burn On
  • China Grove
  • Comin’ Home Baby
  • Crossfire
  • Dreams
  • Everybody's Everything
  • Everybody's Talking
  • Expressway To You Heart
  • Fins
  • Fire And Rain
  • Five O'clock Somewhere
  • Funk The Soul
  • Get Ready
  • Getting The Picture
  • Gimmie Some Lovin'
  • Go Down Gamblin'
  • Hard To Handle
  • Haunted Castle
  • Hey Bartender
  • Hit Me With Your Pet Shark
  • Hot-Hot-Hot
  • I Can't Turn You Loose
  • I'm A Man
  • I'm So Excited
  • Introduction
  • It's So Easy
  • Jump Right In
  • Late In The Evening
  • Lawyers, Guns, And Money
  • Let The Big Dog Eat
  • License To Chill
  • Love Letter
  • Margaritaville
  • Memphis Train
  • Mexico
  • Money
  • More And More
  • Mustang/Midnight
  • Not While I'm Around
  • Out Of Touch
  • Permafrost Blues
  • Pick Up The Pieces
  • Pink Cadillac
  • Please Come To Boston
  • Rehab
  • Ride Captain Ride
  • 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
  • Sugar Foot Stomp
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Take Me To The River
  • Tell Him
  • That's Enough Of That Stuff
  • That's My Story
  • The House Is A-Rockin
  • The Tiki Bar Is Open
  • Time Won't Let Me
  • Tin Roof Blues
  • Two Piña Coladas
  • Volcano
  • Walking In Memphis
  • Weary Blues
  • What Doesn't Kill You (Makes You Stronger)
  • You Are The Best Thing

The Bluesers

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

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