Gritty, Honest Blues & Rock
KIM & BRIAN - GRITTY, HONEST, ORIGINAL BLUES & ROCK
Embark on a musical journey with the electrifying sounds of Kim & Brian. This power trio, born at the crossroads of blues and rock, delivers a soul-stirring experience that captivates audiences worldwide. These honest songwriters capture the spectrum of life in their stories, then deliver them with musical grit and transparent emotion...and it is the core of their sound. This is Blues & Rock.
With a lineup of seasoned musicians, each a virtuoso in their own right, this small group creates a seamless blend of raw blues emotions and the high-energy spirit of rock and roll. Kim Archer channels a lifetime of experiences into every lyric, while Brian Feist unleashes scorching guitar solos that ignite the stage, and Andrew Cloutier lays down a foundation that is both groovy and commanding, keeping the pocket thick throughout the performance.
Drawing inspiration from the legends of both genres, Kim & Brian craft original compositions that pay homage to tradition while pushing the boundaries of contemporary sound. Their music resonates with tales of heartache, triumph, and the human experience, inviting listeners to connect on a deep and emotional level.
From smoky dive bars to grand festival stages, Kim & Brian's magnetic presence transcends venues of all sizes. Whether it's the melancholic wail of a blues ballad or the explosive roar of a rock anthem, this band weaves a tapestry of sonic colors that leave audiences moved, invigorated, and craving more.
Brian Feist – Lead Guitar, Vocals, Head Writer
Brian has dedicated himself to always be developing and perfecting his guitar tone across the various styles he plays. While he’s a blues man at the core, he can groove and rock with all that passion!
In addition to his consistently melodic and intentional playing style, he is also an accomplished singer with an impressive range. He has opened for national blues artists including Curtis Salgado and received multiple awards from the Washington Blues Society for his contributions to the band, Blues Redemption. He has represented Washington in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis numerous time and also enjoys teaching guitar to students of various skill levels.
Kim Archer – Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Business Development
Kim’s voice has a heft, power and presence that reaches out and grabs you from the first note. She brings every song to a personal level by injecting honesty and raw emotion, then delivering it with a warm and captivating tone.
While her voice is her primary “instrument”, Kim is the kind of rhythm guitar player who knows how to provide a groove and pocket that brings people to their feet. With her 12 string in hand, she commands the stage and leads the audience on a musical journey through originals that you’ll want to hear again and covers that sound fresh and wonderfully different.
Kim is also passionate about creating opportunities for other artists and keeping the music scene relevant and connected as the city she lives in, Tacoma, WA continues to grow. She produces two summer concert series, a blues festival and provides multiple corporate and non-profit customers with entertainment options for their events.
Kim has opened for Grammy-winning artist, Mary Lambert (www.marylambert.com), Performed the National Anthem to open the 2020 Legislative Session of the Washington State House of Representatives, and received multiple awards with her band.