“Some Producer with computers fixes all my shitty tracks” – Ben Folds, ‘Rockin’ the Suburbs’
“Their not gonna catch us, we’re on a mission from God.” – Blues Brothers
"All the cops are criminals and all the sinners Saints" - Rolling Stones
"Why not? Why not? Why not not, then, if the best reasoning you can contrive is why not?" -David Foster Wallace
Q: Tell us about your act, music style and background.
A: There’s a lot of influence that enters into my music. Inspiration almost comes from nowhere at times. I might hear something as ‘out’ as a woman yelling at her boyfriend on the phone and want to go grab my cello for an hour or so, haha, It’s really quite strange like that because moments just happen and you have to take advantage of them before they disappear. Lately I’ve been playing Irish Fiddle tunes to start getting a feel for the style, which really is an amazing culture of tunes in itself. The latest act I have uses electronic components and looped cello, which are constructed live. It is a solo act, being very experimental and progressive, where I incorporate energetic synths, forward drums and acoustic cello. A culmination of my experience in production/DJ with a natural elegant feel of Cello roots. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time however had not had the time to do. I’m very excited about it and can’t wait for the first live performance of it!
Q: What have been some important gigs or venues you’ve played?
A: Some of the most amazing responses that I’ve had from my audience have not even happened in venues. When I get the opportunity to simply jam on the street, I simply love it. I’ve had crazy things happen there and it’s almost magical in a way. In this kind of a scenario, your audience is not forced to watch you like in a bar or a club. Instead they have the full freedom to stop and listen to something that interests them. As a musician I get a great amount of fulfillment when someone comes up to talk with me, give me a business card to keep in touch, show their kids something new, dance or even put some money in my tip jar! Haha- I love playing in places that really enhance the experience as well. Music halls, Arena Stages, Studios and Festivals are my favorites but a lot of the fun comes from my audience’s expressions. That is what pushes the live sessions for me.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: I’ve just finished my first Electronic Solo Cello Album entitled 3D Tattoo. I produced, played, mixed and released this by my own accord and am extremely proud of the great response my listeners have had. It just hit digital shelves on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Napster, CD Freedom, Rhapsody, eMusic and NimbitMusic. I expect to have a thousand physical copies with 3D artwork to be released at the end of January. If you’d like a pre-order they are available through my website www.KeithDickerhofe.com.
In the near future I’m beginning an Album with a good friend Adam Platties and will begin my second Cello record this year. I continue to DJ regularly to support this cello habit and will continue creating through all the undying support I’ve received. I am beginning to book a summer tour for 3D Tattoo and working on making the live show one to remember. Currently, I am in search of an amazing VJ to complete the duo and give the music its visual depth. Thanks to everyone who has helped out and I deeply appreciate all of your donations. If it weren’t for those none of this would be possible.
Rocky Mountain Recordings Equipment List
| 1 German Cello circa 1974
1 French Cello circa 1986
1 French Cello Bow
1 Brazilian Cello Bow
Korg Triton Studio 88 Key w/ full memory Expansion
MacPro 10G/RAM Firewire Expansion 4TB
Sony Viao Desktop
Samsung 42” LCD
2 LiquidVision monitors
Vox Tonelab SE Pedalboard
M-Audio FastTrack Pro
Digidesign M-Box 2
PreSonus Central Station
Custom Built Desk
WD Hard Drives
Seagate Hard Drives
G tech Hard Drives
Event ASP-8 Speakers
Cerwin Vega Loudspeakers
JBL PA Speakers w/ Stands
Digital Reference Microphones
Keith McMillen Instruments Soft Step
Behringer MIDI Pedalboard
Korg Nano Controller
AKAI MPD 24
Vestax QFO Turntable
2 Technics 1200 3D
Numark Stealth USB Controller
On Stage Mic Stands
Telephone : (303) 378-7611
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