Projects

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Birdbrain

Birdbrain is a foolhardy humanoid fowl who's song is imitated by Brendan Demet on guitar and vocals, Michael Ritter on bass, and Paul Westfahl on drums. Blending harmonic and rhythmic elements from jazz fusion with pop sensibilities from alternative rock, the music is catchy yet complex, composed yet improvised, and classic yet modern. Original compositions are informed by Demet's formal and informal education - a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Improvisation from Lawrence University and more than 10 years of experience playing professionally. Imagine if Radiohead held auditions and wound up with Frank Zappa and Wayne Shorter in the band. From simple to symphonic, no sonic territory is out of reach for Birdbrain.

 

Hard Cheddar

Brendan Demet - bass and vocals

Jack Reed - drums

Patrick Van Bibber - guitar and vocals

 

AGNI

Brendan Demet - guitar and bass

Joe Creer - drums and percussion

 

Silent Film Series

Original improvised scores to silent films.

Past films: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (with Steve Peplin); Felix the Cat cartoons (with Nathan Montgomery & Sam Genualdi); Safety Last! (with Joe Creer); Buster Keaton's The Boat (with Matt Blair), The High Sign, and Cops; George Méliès' The Last Cartridges, Sea Fighting in Greece, and A Terrible Night.

 

Brendan Demet solo

Acoustic and electric guitars.

 
 VB's Jeebies at Dino's Riverwest in Milwaukee, February 2017. Patrick Van Bibber (guitar/vocals), Brendan Demet (bass), Jack Reed (drums), Joe Creer (congas).

VB's Jeebies at Dino's Riverwest in Milwaukee, February 2017. Patrick Van Bibber (guitar/vocals), Brendan Demet (bass), Jack Reed (drums), Joe Creer (congas).