Winter Park / Live Music: Kinetix a band on the move, on the rise |

Winter Park / Live Music: Kinetix a band on the move, on the rise

by Cyndi Palmer
Sky-Hi Daily News

Just like its name, Kinetix keeps moving ” around the country on tour, and around the stage during its high-energy performance.

Thought Kinetix hails from Denver, they are regulars on the Fraser Valley stage, returnign this Saturday for a show at Buckets Saloon in Winter park.

The music strats at 10 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m.

The band members ” Eric Blumenfeld, Adam Lufkin, Josh Fairman, Jordan Linit and Jack Gargan ” met as music students, studying at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. They have since graduated with various degrees in jazz studies and recording engineering.

The band’s name Kinetix “really describes our live show ” really energetic,”

Blumenfeld said. “Our music continually builds and becomes strong.” He and Lufkin both write and provide lead vocals for the band while Blumenfeld adds acoustic and electric guitar and Lufkin plays the keyboard. Fairman, who has his own studio where he lets the band record, is the bass player. Linit plays guitar and Gargan plays drums.

The quintet celebrates the release of their second album, “Talking to Faces,” which just came out in 2007 and is a perfect sampling of their high-energy funk rock sound. The band, especially with the vocals of Blumenfeld, adds in some pop elements as well.

Blumenfeld, who started classical piano lessons at age four and fell in love with singing and playing back then, said Kinetix’ music is “eclectic, yet still able to appeal to the masses.” He said playing has always been a part of his weekly routine and he’s inspired by hearing and seeing all the new music that comes out. He really wants to compete “and make comparable music to what is getting attention nationwide.”

Since the band’s genesis in 2004, the musicians have had the chance to play with acts like Particle, Rose Hill Drive, The Slip, Umelt, Papa Mali, Green Lemon, RAQ, Outformation, Aesop Rock of Living Legends, Umphrey’s McGee, whom they opened for on Halloween at the Fillmore Auditorium; and The Greyboy Allstars on New Year’s Eve.

After their Buckets performance, Kinetix will continue to move on down the road on tour and they are also working on a third album. Even though it is still a long way away from being recorded, Kinetix already knows the CD “will have a theme with a collective idea” behind it.

“With the crowd hopping to the originals and covers alike, Kinetix is poised to become a reputable late-night attraction on the festival circuit,” states, which also calls the band one of the Denver music scene’s “greats on the rise.”

Experience a live performance and Kinetix members say “you will never want to leave the dance floor.”

The band, which plays mostly their original songs, will throw in some covers Saturday night to allow the Fraser Valley audience to familiarize themselves with their music. Blumenfeld said the band hopes audiences have a great night. “Our No. one goal is that people get up and dance … and every show.”

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