Meet new Keyboard Player/Saxophone/Vocalist: Ken Steele






DaPhunk Band's new guitarist:
Drew Bentley is a guitarist with alot to say on his instrument. His playing is toneful and mature, blending taste and zeal. By fusing rock ,blues and jazz, with strong songwriting, he is establishing himself a place in the music world. Drew's debut CD is well underway, itself, a mixture of style and substance. With an excellent supporting cast, featuring Brian Edwards and John Brainard on drums and Mike Houlis and Matt McClintock on bass, the record will be sure to be well recieved. Drew performs regularly with the Drew Bentley Band, City Heat Band (Wedding/Dance/variety band), The Kiger Band, 37 Miles (jazz guitar duo), and now DaPhunk Band (Dance Party Band)., Along with these projects he also plays solo acoustic gigs, and solo jazz guitar at weddings and other functions.

Drew has performed with a number of bands, in and around the Pittsburgh area, over the years. He co formed J.D. Strum who released a CD entitled "Just Another Story". The band enjoyed regional success. They performed on the 102.5 WDVE Coffee House, the WBXQ Q94 Backyard Rocker, The Acoustic Hour @1160 AM WCCS, and WLER 97.7 FM in Butler Pa. Drew has also played on WIUP radio, as a solo act. Some notable bands that JD Strum opened for are; Sister Hazel, Brent Micheals, Carbon Leaf and Low Millions. They also played second stage for DMB, Kansas, and Deep Purple. In 2004 JD Strum won a Pittsburgh songwriting contest. With the Kiger Band, Drew has opened for; Big and Rich, Gretchin Wilson and Molly Hatchet. In 2005, 2006 and 2009 Drew won the Guitar Center, King of the Blues, guitar competition for store 802.

After studying Jazz guitar at Duquesne University, Drew began to offer guitar instruction. After 8 years of private teaching experience, In 2005 he co established, and still operates, Bentley And Romito Professional Music Lessons. He continues to offer private lessons, with a sustained passion to share music. The company has a top notch teaching staff, offering a variety of instruments. Drew is also currently teaching introductory guitar at the Community College of Allegheny County . Lastly, he was the guitar instructor at Camp Jam, Pittsburgh in 2011.

Meet new Keyboard Player/Saxophone/Vocalist: Ken Steele






DaPhunk Band's new guitarist:
Drew Bentley is a guitarist with alot to say on his instrument. His playing is toneful and mature, blending taste and zeal. By fusing rock ,blues and jazz, with strong songwriting, he is establishing himself a place in the music world. Drew's debut CD is well underway, itself, a mixture of style and substance. With an excellent supporting cast, featuring Brian Edwards and John Brainard on drums and Mike Houlis and Matt McClintock on bass, the record will be sure to be well recieved. Drew performs regularly with the Drew Bentley Band, City Heat Band (Wedding/Dance/variety band), The Kiger Band, 37 Miles (jazz guitar duo), and now DaPhunk Band (Dance Party Band)., Along with these projects he also plays solo acoustic gigs, and solo jazz guitar at weddings and other functions.

Drew has performed with a number of bands, in and around the Pittsburgh area, over the years. He co formed J.D. Strum who released a CD entitled "Just Another Story". The band enjoyed regional success. They performed on the 102.5 WDVE Coffee House, the WBXQ Q94 Backyard Rocker, The Acoustic Hour @1160 AM WCCS, and WLER 97.7 FM in Butler Pa. Drew has also played on WIUP radio, as a solo act. Some notable bands that JD Strum opened for are; Sister Hazel, Brent Micheals, Carbon Leaf and Low Millions. They also played second stage for DMB, Kansas, and Deep Purple. In 2004 JD Strum won a Pittsburgh songwriting contest. With the Kiger Band, Drew has opened for; Big and Rich, Gretchin Wilson and Molly Hatchet. In 2005, 2006 and 2009 Drew won the Guitar Center, King of the Blues, guitar competition for store 802.

After studying Jazz guitar at Duquesne University, Drew began to offer guitar instruction. After 8 years of private teaching experience, In 2005 he co established, and still operates, Bentley And Romito Professional Music Lessons. He continues to offer private lessons, with a sustained passion to share music. The company has a top notch teaching staff, offering a variety of instruments. Drew is also currently teaching introductory guitar at the Community College of Allegheny County . Lastly, he was the guitar instructor at Camp Jam, Pittsburgh in 2011.

You can check out more info on Drew at: www.drewbentley.com
Upcoming Shows:

Friday, May 30th - Baja Bar & Grill at the The Fox Chapel Yacht Club 1366 Old Freeport Rd. – 412-963-0640 Showtime: 8:00PM – "Outside On The Deck!" Open to the public!

Saturday, July 19th - Baja Bar & Grill at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club 1366 Old Freeport Rd. – 412-963-0640 Showtime: 8:00PM – "Outside On The Deck!" Open to the public!