ABOUT THE ARTIST & SHOW:
Raveis Kole (Laurie Raveis (Ray-viss) and Dennis Kole), present a fresh yet timeless singer-songwriter interplay, a chemical reaction that ignites the human spirit by melding Raveis’ caramel smooth, emotive vocals and percussive, groove-driven acoustic guitar rhythms with Kole’s fingerstyle and harmonic explorations. Their lyrics paint an emotional landscape for each song that leads the listener to create their own narrative to their music.
The title track of their new album “Electric Blue Dandelion” has risen into the AC Top 40 (FMQB Top 200 Chart for national radio) and the album is charting on college radio (CMJ) and is being played internationally - it's is a vivid and compelling odyssey through the struggle of loss into the power of release. The sultry vocals of Laurie Raveis are delicate yet commanding - think Chistina Perri meets Deep Purple. Kole’s fingerstyle agility sweeps between complexity and spaciousness.
The spark of Raveis Kole ignited when Laurie and Dennis first met at a guitar festival in Big Fork, Montana, while sharing an improvised jam session with each other, switching between playing guitar and drums. Immediately, the Raveis Kole interplay was strewn with curiosity, call and response, and connectivity leading to their musical and lyrical collaborations.
Laurie Raveis is a voting member of The Recording Academy and has the privilege of participating in the GRAMMY Awards process. She was 2014 Berklee Online Scholarship winner at the Crown Guitar Festival and has recently served as a band coach at Bellingham Girls Rock Camp. In 2013 Laurie launched her musical career with the release of her debut EP, 101, which was also produced and recorded by Matt Smith in Austin, TX. 101 offered Laurie’s signature compelling vocals along with vibrant lyrics to serve notice that a new artist was on the horizon, rising.
Dennis Kole has studied with multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith, funk master Dennis McCumber, and jazz improvisationalist Mark Dzuiba, and has an extensive collection of instruments and amplifiers that would even impress Joe Bonamassa.
Raveis Kole is based in Bellingham, WA.
Please take a few moments to check out the extensive website of Raveis Kole. It contains extensive biographical information and is chock fill of videos of their performances.