Kyle Poehling

I am a drummer, percussionist, producer, mix engineer, UI/UX and graphic designer. I currently live in New Orleans, LA and work as UI/UX Lead at Presonus Audio Electronics. I've been performing and recording music for over 20 years. I graduated from Roanoke College in Salem VA in 1998 with a BA in Music. From there I went on to tour nationally with my group Rebus based out of Northern Virginia. Rebus developed in the burgeoning “Jamband” scene and shared the stage with groups like Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Benevento/Russo Duo, The Slip, Fat Mama, Ulu, The Miracle Orchestra, and played festivals like High Sierra Music Festival as well as famed venues like The Wetlands Preserve in NYC. Performing music that was highly focused on improvisation Rebus was able to establish a nice niche in the community bridging the gap between improv and songwriting. In 2002 I moved to Augusta, GA to pursue teaching drums, run a recording studio, performing locally and just live life “off the road.” While in Augusta I founded Moniker with Eric Kinlaw and Andrew Crater. We recorded two albums of improvised material (performed with movies) and performed regularly in town for years. Running “Rebus Studios” in Augusta I worked with artists like Shaun Piazza Band, Eryn Eubanks & the Family Fold, The Cubists, and MANY more. While in Augusta I also completed a course through Berklee College of Music in Mixing and Mastering. Around 2005 I was asked to join a local group of musicians known as Ed Turner & Number 9 to perform a tribute to the Beatles album Rubber Soul. After months of preparation and serious scrutiny over the musical presentation of the album we performed two sold out shows playing not only Rubber Soul, but also 2 other sets each night of other Beatles and solo Beatles members material. Over the course of a few years I was lucky enough to join the group in not only performances of Rubber Soul, but also Revolver. We were lucky enough to be able to document the performances and the time spent learning this material was invaluable to my development as a musician and bandmate. In 2007 I was offered the opportunity to move to Greensboro, NC to open a new recording studio where I could teach drums/percussion and recording techniques. After about a year I was offered a job at Notion Music, Inc. as a Sound Editor. Over the next year or two I would phase out of my work at the teaching/recording studio and make Notion my full time job. Around this time I met the guys in Hot Politics and began joining them on percussion for gigs. Shortly after recording and mixing the EP “Get Loose” I was began gigging full time with the group on drums. From 2009-2011 I performed and recorded with Hot Politics all around NC and VA. At the Notion Christmas party in 2008 I was propositioned by Ben Singer to bring my drums out for a “jam” (the jam actually included Roy “Futureman” Wooten as well!) That was unofficially the beginning of “Modern Robot.” We decided to get together and write some material and come up with some arrangements/covers so we could begin to gig out. Around the same time I mentioned that we should try the idea of the “improvised soundtrack” I had explored with Moniker. We recorded our album “Liminal Event” and while we did perform our original material out it was clear that the improvised movies were really unique and something that we wanted to explore more deeply. Ben had been recording the performances and then syncing them post with the movies we were performing to.

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Notes Can Weigh A Ton

Notes Can Weigh A Ton

Think Less, Hear More Records
2019

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