Kevin Klimek

Why book Kevin Klimek?

Kevin is a solo guitarist/vocalist performing professionally since 1964. An amazing guitarist, Kevin also enhances his solo shows with self composed MIDI backup instrumentation giving his show the sound of a large ensemble. Styles covered include classic rock from the 60's & 70's, blues, jazz and classic country music. He has performed for every type of event imaginable: weddings, grand openings, house parties, restaurants, night clubs & wine bars. Steely Dan, Chicago, Buffet, Taylor, Haggard, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Larry Carlton are just a fraction of artists covered. Kevin also performs originals showcased on his CD release 'All By Myself'.

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Casino night in Graceville MN

Kevin Klimek and Jim Faber were a very big hit at our fund raiser in Graceville last evening .. The music was very very good and the vocals very good also both of them played and sung and the crowd really liked them .. We plan to do the same thing next year very successful and pretty well attended but we could have had a bigger crowd but once the word gets out how good the music was we won't have a problem next time..

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Arthur V.
Organization: Essentia Health Graceville Foundation
Event: Casino in Graceville, MN
Event Date: Mar 8, 2014
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Kevin Klimek:

Hello Art. Your comments are very much appreciated. Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed performing for your event. Thank you very much for a wonderful time! Kevin Klimek

Kevin is the Greatest

Kevin is very talented and he can play virtually anything he is extremely
fun to listen to ,Buddy (fan)

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Arthur V.
Organization: private
Event: Private Party in Alexandria, MN
Event Date: May 22, 2003
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Fee: Dependent on driving distance/logistics
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: MSMS, Honorary Life Member>Teamsters

Overview

An amazing variety of songs...from originals to covers. Blues, Jazz, 50's through 70's Classic Rock, Traditional Country (when it still WAS Country...Jennings, Haggard, Jones, Nelson, Owens, etc. Music as simple and fun as The Beach Boys or The Ventures to a complex masterpiece such as any song recorded by Steely Dan. Kevin's stunning guitar work enhanced by his self composed MIDI backup instrumentation gives the audience the sound of a six piece band. Equally at home playing soft background music for a dinner party...wedding ceremony....club work...concert, Kevin covers it all.

Additional Booking Notes

Stage requirements...10' wide by 10' deep. One outlet within 50 unobstructed feet of stage. All power must be from a utility box...NO generators. Outdoor events must be sheltered from sun and rain with an indoor backup. Upcharges apply if required to move equipment to continue the show.

Past Booked Events

04/19/12 6th Ave Wine & Ale, Alexandria, MN
04/17/12 Tennessee Roadhouse, Alexandria MN with Connie Lee
04/15/12 Tennessee Roadhouse, Alexandria MN 6 PM With Connie Lee & Friends
04/07/12 6th Ave Wine & Ale, Alexandria MN (With Enterprise)

Kevin Klimek

Kevin Klimek started playing professionally in 1964 working with many other groups over the years. Over that time, he also shared stages with names as diverse as Buck Owens & The Buckaroos as well as Bill Haley's Comets. At the Comets show, Kevin had played a pre-show prior to their performance. At the last minute, Kevin was summoned on stage to take over the bass guitar, with no prior notice while Comet bandleader Al Raapa took over other duties on stage. Kevin embarked on a solo career in 1991 working in the mid western states. Kevin plays a wide variety of instruments but being realistic keeps his setup tailored to available spaces on stage. His main instrument is guitar, both electric and acoustic. He also plays pedal steel guitar, bass guitar, piano/keyboards, melodica, ukelele, mandolin and drums. Besides his solo act, Kevin also works with the duo Enterprise (also a Gig Salad member) and is the lead guitarist for Grand Old Opry Road Show star and Traditional Country Music Hall of Famer, Connie Lee, playing in her Tennessee Roadhouse Band. Kevins biggest guitar influences are Chet Atkins, The Ventures, Wes Montgomery, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Larry Carlton. His biggest influence from a band standpoint is in his words..."the best group ever to walk the face of the Earth...Steely Dan". Their influences can be heard in many of his originals, most notably, 'Dinner At Louies'. While he is an easy going quiet individual, he will not hesitate to tell a person of his dislike for DJ's and Karaoke which in his words have caused a lot of hard working musicians to lose work..."they do not play live music...that is only something a genuine trained musician can do...." He considers any gig in the continental United States to be fair game in spite of what his travel range is officially listed as being elsewhere on this website.

The team providing the talent:

Kevin Klimek

Guitarist and vocalist

Set List

Kevin Klimek Set List, Sorted By Artist. Over 450 songs to date!!!
ACE
How Long Has This Been Goin On
ALABAMA
Christmas In Dixie
Dixieland Delight
Feels So Right
Mountain Music
Old Flame
ALAN JACKSON
Its 5 Oclock Somewhere
Who's Cheatin Who
ALBERT COLLINS
Cash Talkin
ALLISON KRAUSE
When You Say Nothing At All
ALLMAN BROTHERS
Ramblin Man
Stormy Monday Blues
AMAZING RHYTHM ACES
Third Rate Romance
AMbrosia
Biggest Part Of Me
AMERICA
Horse With No Name
Sister Golden Hair
Tin Man
ANIMALS
House Of The Rising Sun
It's My Life
See See Rider
We Gotta Get Outta This Place
ANTONIO JOBIM & VINICIUS de MORAES
Girl From Ipanema
ARGENT
Hold Your Head Up
Average White Band
Pick Up The Pieces
b-52’s
Love Shack
BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE
Taking Care Of Business
BEACH BOYS
Barbarann
California Girls
Deuce Coupe
4-0-9
Help Me Rhonda
I Get Around
In My Room
Kokomo
Surfer Girl
Surfin' USA
BEATLES
All My Loving
Can't Buy Me Love
Eight Days A Week
I Saw Her Standing There
I Want To Hold Your Hand
In My Life
Love Me Do
Nowhere Man
She Loves You
BEAU BRUMMELS
Laugh Laugh
BEN E. KING
Spanish Harlem
BILL HALLEY & COMETS
Rock Around The Clock
Bill Withers
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
BILLY KRAMER & DAKOTAS
Bad To Me
BILLY JOEL
My Life
You May Be Right
BILLY PAUL
Me & Mrs Jones
BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
You've Made Me So Very Happy
BLUES IMAGE
Ride Captain Ride
BOB DYLAN
Lay Lady Lay
BOB SEGER
Old Time Rock And Roll
BOBBY DARIN
Mac The Knife
BOBBY TROUP
Route 66
BREAD
Make It With You
BROOKS & DUNN
Maria
BUCKINGHAMS
Kind Of A Drag
Mercy Mercy Mercy
BUCK OWENS
Buckaroo
Bud Isaacs
Bud’s Bounce
CANNED HEAT
Goin Up The Country
CARL PERKINS
Blue Suede Shoes
CASCADES
Rhythm Of The Rain
CASINOS
Then You Can Say Goodbye
Champs
Tequila
ChaRLEY PRIDE
Burgers And Fries
CHET ATKINS
Autumn Leaves
Drive In
Yakety Axe
CHICAGO
Color My World
Does Anybody Know What Time It Is
Make Me Smile
Saturday In The Park
Twenty Five Or 624
CHUBBY CHECKER
Twist
chuck berry
Johnny Be Good
No Particular Place To Go
CLASSICS 4
Everyday With You Girl
Our Day Will Come
Spooky
Stormy
CLIFF RICHARD
Daddy's Home
COASTERS
Poison Ivy
CORNELIUS BROS & SISTER ROSE
Too Late To Turn Back Now
CREAM
Sunshine Of Your Love
White Room
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVIAL
Down On The Corner
Green River
Lodi
Suzy Q
Travelin Band
CROSBY STILLS & NASH
Southern Cross
Woodstock
CROW
Cottage Cheese
Evil Woman
CRUSADERS
Creepin’
CYRKLE
Red Rubber Ball
DANNY OKEEFE
Good Time Charlie
DAVE CLARK 5
Because
Bottle Of Wine
Do You Love Me
I Like It Like That
DELBERT MCCLINTON
New York City
DEL SHANNON
Runaway
DION
Runaround Sue
DIRE STRAITS
Walk Of Life
DOBIE GRAY
Drift Away
DONALD FAGEN
H Gang
Maxine
New Frontier
Ruby
Walk Between The Raindrops
DOOBIE BROTHERS
Another Park Another Sunday
China Grove
Listen To The Music
Long Train Runnin'
DOORS
Love Her Madly
DRIFTERS
Under The Boardwalk
Save The Last Dance For Me
DUANE EDDY
Rebel Rouser
DUKE ELLINGTON
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
dwight yoakum
Fast As You
EAGLES
Already Gone
Hotel California
Lying Eyes
New Kid In Town
One Of These Nights
Tequila Sunrise
EARL THOMAS COnNELY
Fire And Smoke
EDDIE arnold
Make The World Go Away
EDDIE FLOYD
Knock On Wood
ELVIS PRESLEY
I'll Remember You
Jailhouse Rock
Latest Flame
ERIC CLAPTON
Before You Accuse Me
Cocaine
Forever Man
Further On Up The Road
Lay Down Sally
Layla
Pretending
Tears In Heaven
Wonderful Tonight
EVERLY BROTHERS
Bye Bye Love
FATS DOMINO
Blueberry Hill
FIREFALL
You Are The Woman
FLEETWOOD MAC
Say You Love Me
Fortunes
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
FRANKIE VALI & 4 SEASONS
Lets Hang On
Sherry
GALLERY
Nice To Be With You
GARY lewis & the playboys
This Diamond Ring
GARY PUCKETT
Lady Willpower
GARY U.S. BONDS
New Orleans
GENE WATSON
Farewell Party
Got No Reason
Old Porch Swing
Paper Rosie

GEORGE BENSON
I Just Want To Hang Around You
GEORGE HAMILTON
Abilene
GEORGE JONES
The One I Loved Back Then
GEORGE strait
He Stopped Loving Her Today
I Just Want To Dance With You
GEORGE THOROGOOD
Move It On Over
GERRY & The PACEMAKERS
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin
GLEN MILLER
In The Mood
GORDON LIGHTFOOT
Edmund Fitzgerald
If You Could Read My Mind
Rainy Day People
GUESS WHO
No Sugar Tonight
No Time Left For You
She's Come Undone
HAMILTON JOE FRANK
Don't Pull Your Love Out
hank faber & the embers
Born To Love You
HARRY CHAPIN
Cats In The Cradle
HARRY NILLSON
EverybodysTalkin
HERMAN'S HERMITS
Kind Of A Hush
HOLLIES
Carrie Ann
Long Cool Woman
HUEY LEWIS
Power Of Love
IDES OF MARCH
Vehicle
IMPRESSIONS
Its All Right
Jackson BROWNe
Doctor My Eyes
JAGGERZ
Rapper
JAMES BROWN
I Feel Good
Papas Got A Brand New Bag
JAMES TAYLOR
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Fire and Rain
How Sweet It Is
Mexico
Secret Of Life
JAY & THE AMERICANS
This Magic Moment
Jeff Golub
Hello Betty
JERRY lee lewis
Great Balls Of FIre
JERRY REED
Amos Moses
Rose Ann
JIM CROCE
Operator
JIMMY BUFFETT
Changes In Latitude
Come Monday
Marguerittaville
JJ JACKSON
But It's All Right
JOHN FOGARTY
Blue Boy
Centerfield
Swamp River Days
JOHN LEE HOOKER
Hug You Squeeze You
JOHN NEWTON
Amazing Grace
JOHN MELLENCAMP
Hurts So Good
JOHNNY MATHIS
Misty
JOHNNY CASH
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring Of FIre
JONNY LANG
Lie To Me
Matchbox
Rack Em Up
JOHNNY PAYCHECK
Don't Take Her She's All I Got
Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets
JOHNNY RIVERS
Mountain Of Love
Poor Side Of Town
Secret Agent Man
Seventh Son
JOHNNY WINTER
Check Out Her Mama
Johnny Guitar
No More Doggin’
KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS
Dumas Walker
K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND
That’s The Way I Like It
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KEVIN KLIMEk
* *CDs $12. each:* *
CD-Track 01_All By Myself
CD-Track 02_Never Without You
CD-Track 03_This Masquerade
CD-Track 04_Smooth Road
CD-Track 05_No More Tears
CD-Track 06_Bubble Shuffle
CD-Track 07_Wrap It Up
CD-Track 08_Riviera Paradise
CD-Track 09_Little Bit Of Nothing
CD-Track 10_After Hours
CD-Track 11_Don't Give It Up
CD-Track 12_Reflections
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A Thing Goin On
Am I Lucky
Attracted To You
Bar Harbor Farewell
Big Screen TV
Dinner At Louie's
Don't Look Back
Everyone's Back
Green Eyed Lady (Klimek Version)
I Miss Chet
Jean Marie
Milan Shuffle
Miserlou/Classical Gas Medley
Miss Polly
One Man Band
Renee
Rose Ann
This Lonely Stage
Treat Her Right (Klimek Version)
What'd I Say (Klimek Version)
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KING HARVEST
Dancing In The Moonlight
KINKS
All Day & All Of The Night
You Really Got Me
LARRY CARLTON
Bubble Shuffle
Carrying You
Don't Give It Up
Kid Gloves
Last Night
Sleepwalk
Terry T
LEE MICHAELS
Do You Know What I Mean
Leon McAuliffe
Steel Guitar Rag
LEON RUSSELL
Lady Blue
LITTLE RIVER BAND
Reminiscing
LOGGINS & MESSINA
Your Mama Don't Dance
LOOKING GLASS
Brandy
LOS LOBOS
Black Is Black
LOS LONELY BOYS
Heaven
LOUIS ARMSTRONG
What A Wonderful World
LOUIS GUGLIELMI
Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
LYNNARD SKYNNARD
Give Me 3 Steps
Swamp Music
Sweet Home Alabama
MANFRED MANN
Do Wa Diddy
Mark chestnut
Gonna Get A Life
MARSHALL TUCKER
Heard It In A Love Song
MARTY ROBBINS
Return To Me
MCCOYS
Hang On Sloopy
MEL MCDANIEL
Big Old Brew
Louisiana Saturday Night
MERL HAAGARD
Mama Tried
That’s The Way Love Goes
Workingman Blues
MITCH RYDER & DETROIT WHEELS
Devil With A Blue Dress
MONKEES
I'm A Believer
NEIL DIAMOND
Cracklin Rose
Sweet Caroline
NEIL YOUNG
Cinnamon Girl
Harvest Moon
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
Fishin In The Dark
ORLEANS
Dance With Me
Still The One
OUTSIDERS
Time Won't Let Me
PAROLES
Can't Sit Down
PATSY CLINE
Crazy
PETER AND GORDON
I Go To Pieces
PHIL COLLINS & GENESIS
That's All
QUEEN/FREDDIE MERCURY
A Thing Called Love
RAY PRICE
Crazy Arms
For The Good Times
You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
rEDBONE
Come And Get Your Love
R.E.M.
The One I Love
RAMSEY LEWIS
Look Of Love
Randy & The Rainbows
Denise
RAY CHARLES
What'd I Say
RICKY MARTIN
Livin La Vida Loca
RICKY NELSON
Travelin Man
RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
Unchained Melody
RIVIERAS
California Sun
ROBERT CRAY
Hot Smokin Gun
ROBERT JOHNSON
Sweet Home Chicago
ROger miller
King Of The Road
ROLLING STONES
Jumpin Jack Flash
RONNIE MILSAP
No Getting Over Me
ROY HEAD
Treat Her Right
ROY ORBISON
In Dreams
Mean Woman Blues
Only The Lonely
Pretty Woman
You Got It
SADE
Smooth Operator
SAM AND DAVE
Soul Man
SAM COOK
Sweet Soul Music
SAM THEARD
Let The Good Times Roll
SANFORD TOWNSEND BAND
Smoke From A Distant Fire
SANTANA
Black Magic Woman
Evil Ways
Oy Como Vah
Smooth
SEALS & CROFTS
Diamond Girl
Summer Breeze
SEARCHERS
Love Potion 9
Shadows of the night
Gloria
SHOCKING BLUE
Venus
SIMPLY RED
Holding Back The Years
SKYLARK
Wildflower
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
Give Me Some Lovin
I'm A Man
SPIRAL STAIRCASE
More Today Than Yesterday
STAMPEDERS
Sweet City Woman
STANDELLS
Dirty Water
STARBUCK
Moonlight Feels Right
STEELY DAN
Aja
Bad Sneakers
Black Cow
Chain Lightning
Cousin Dupree
Deacon Blue
Do It Again
Gaslighting Abbie
Hey Nineteen
Janie Runaway
Josie
Kid Charlemagne
Lunch WIth Gina
Peg
Reeling In The Years
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
What A Shame About Me
STEPPENWOLF
Born To Be Wild
Magic Carpet Ride
STEVE MILLER BAND
Jet Airliner
Jungle Love
Rocking Me
STEVE PERRY (JOURNEY)
Foolish Heart
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Chitlin Concarne
Cold Shot
Crossfire
Empty Arms
Let Me Love You Baby
Lovestruck Baby
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Pride And Joy
Riviera Paradise
Rude Mood
So Excited
Superstition
Telephone Song
Texas Flood
The House Is A Rockin
They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
STEVIE WONDER
I Just Called To Say I Love You
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
SUGARLOAF
Green Eyed Lady
SURFARIS
Wipeout
T-BONES
No Matter What Shape
TEMPTATIONS
My Girl
terry stafford
Suspicion
THREE DOG NIGHT
Joy To The World
Old Fashioned Love Song
TOM JONES
Shes A Lady
TOMMY JAMES & SHONDELLS
Mony Mony
TOMMY TUCKER
Hi Heel Sneakers
TONY HATCH
Call Me
TONY JOE WHITE
Polk Salad Annie
troggs
Love Is All Around
TURTLES
Happy Together
UNKNOWN ARTIST
Alley Cat
Amazing Grace
Blue Moon
Blue Spanish Eyes
Night Train
VAN MORRISON
Brown Eyed Girl
Domino
Moondance
VENTURES
VENTURES HITS MEDLEY
Apache
Bumblebee
Driving Guitars
Hawaii Five-Oh
Lets Go
Nutty
Outer Limits
Pedal Pusher
Perfidia
Pipeline
Slaughter on 10th Ave
Walk Don't Run
WADE HAYES
Old Enough To Know Better
WAYLON JENNINGS
Good Hearted Woman
HonkyTonk Heroes
Luckenbach Texas
Sweet Mental Revenge
WILBERT HARRISON
Kansas City
WILLIE NELSON
All Of Me
Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain
Blue Skies
Night Life
On The Road Again
WILSON PICKETT
Mustang Sally
WOOD BRENTON
Give Me A Little Sign
Yardbirds
For Your Love
Youngbloods
Get Together
YOUNG RASCALS
Good Lovin
Groovin
Z Z TOP
Sharp Dressed Man
ZOMBIES
She's Not There
Tell Her No
Time Of The Season

Influences & Inspiration

Steely Dan, Chet Atkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Brian Culbertson, Rik Braun, Beach Boys, The Ventures, Segovia, Sharon Isbin,

Setup Requirements

Stage 10' x 10' with outlet. Outdoor events must be sheltered from sun or rain. No generator power!

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