The Songwriter Showcase - Birmingham, MI.

Saturday January 31st, 2015 - 8:00pm - No Cover Charge

THE VENUE:  The Elm Room inside The Bird & The Bread restaurant  is Birmingham, Michigan`s newest live music venue.  Offering an exciting array of special dishes, a full bar, all in a comfortably modern environment.   The Elm Room is a unique music listening environment, large enough for big concerts, but also ideal for private gatherings. 


THE PERFORMERS:  Kent will be hosting and playing The Songwriter Showcase(solo acoustic). Also appearing: Jason Milan, Cassaundra Fitch, Anthony Zack, Cooper Anstett, Jake LeMond, and Katelynn Corll.

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Lazy Daze Lounge - Rochester, MI.

Sunday, March 10th, 2013 - 7:30pm - $10 suggested donation (includes CD)

"Sanctuary" Album Premiere Concert !

THE VENUE:  Lazy Daze Lounge is private room housed within Rochester Mills Beer Company in downtown Rochester, Michigan.  With it`s warm vibe, brick walls, and private bar, the Lazy Daze Lounge assures that there will be a level of intimacy and character rarely found in any venue.  Seating limited to approx. 50 persons. 

THE PERFORMERS:  Kent will be playing with his electric trio for the first time in nearly 3 years, featuring John McComb on drums, and Sean Z on bass guitar.  Opening acts include two acoustic musicians, Mark Sobczek (diverse acoustic guitar and vocal) and Jahi (blues and soul acoustic guitar, vocal, and light percussion).

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Tracey`s Corner Cafe - Warren, MI.

Friday, December 14th, 2012 - 8:00pm - $free

THE VENUE:  Tracey`s Corner Cafe has quickly become a new pillar in the metro-Detroit songwriter scene.  Formerly called The Beat Cafe, which also housed live music, Tracey`s has taken the venue to a new level.  It hosts two weekly open mikes on Sundays and Tuesdays, from 8-11pm.  Great coffee, excellent hand-made sandwiches, snacks, Tracey`s own recipe cookies, and lots of legroom.

THE PERFORMERS:  Kent will be playing on electric guitar with John McComb on percussion.  Also playing are two open mike regulars and talented singer-songwriters, Kevin Kline and Holly Bernt, as well as one of the most entertaining duos around, The Two Talls (Don Reinholm and Hardy Kefes), playing violin and accordion in a genuinely European aura.

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Tracey`s Corner Cafe - Warren, MI.

Sunday, February 5th, 2012 - 8:00 to 8:30pm (featured artist) -$free

THE VENUE:  Tracey`s Corner Cafe has quickly become a new pillar in the metro-Detroit songwriter scene.  Formerly called The Beat Cafe, which also housed live music, Tracey`s has taken the venue to a new level.  It hosts two weekly open mikes on Sundays and Tuesdays, from 8-11pm.  Great coffee, excellent hand-made sandwiches, snacks, Tracey`s own recipe cookies, and lots of legroom. 

Kent is playing solo-acoustic as the "featured artist" on the Sunday night open mike, hosted by Steve D`Angelo

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Raven Cafe - Port Huron, MI.

Friday, February 24th, 2012 - 7:30pm - $free

THE VENUE:  This is what a million dollar cafe looks, feels and tastes like.   Raven Cafe is a multi-level complex that is intricately designed with artwork, woodwork, decor, and atmosphere.  It is assuredly one of the most unique coffeehouses in the world.

The musicians play on a balcony, separate from the audience, similar to Romeo and Juliet (minus the Juliet part).

Kent will be playing with his favorite percussionist, John McComb, as a duo/acoustic act.

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Drayton Ave. Presbyterian Church - Ferndale, MI.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012 - 4:00 to 5:00pm - $10 (cheap!)

THE VENUE:  Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church is a small church with a big building and an even bigger heart.  The Drayton Avenue family welcomes anyone, regardless of age, politics or persuasion.  Through the Musical Minister, David Carle, DAPC hosts a number of musical performances and events every month to create and share a rare listening musical experience. 
All people and religious denominations are welcome to attend.

Kent is performing solo-acoustic in a Church listening environment.  Don`t miss this rare opportunity!  Kent is currently looking into recording this live performance.

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Cadieux Cafe - Detroit, MI.

Friday September 16th, 2011 - 10pm  (Kent plays at midnight)

THE VENUE:  Home of "Feather Bowling", which is a combination of shuffleboard, and bocce ball, which involves a dirt court, and a feather.  Amazingly, as if that was not success in a bottle, they also have live entertainment, great food, and great drinks.

Kent will be playing electric guitar with his favorite percussionist, John McComb.

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New Way Bar - Ferndale, MI.

Saturday October 1st, 2011 - 8:30pm - 1:00am  - $5

Fundraiser for Gleaners Food Bank

THE VENUE:  New Way is one of the most consistently fun venues for local music.  It has a great rock bar vibe, and has a 3 generation family-owned history.

Kent will be making his FERNDALE return!  Acoustic-solo show. 

Also Playing: Bobby Pennock, Tracy Kash, Thomas, Paul Miles, Nadir, Jo Serrapere, Barry Holdship


Raven Cafe - Port Huron, MI.

Friday October 7th, 2011 - 7:30pm

THE VENUE:  This is what a million dollar cafe looks, feels and tastes like.   Raven Cafe is a multi-level complex that is intricately designed with artwork, woodwork, decor, and atmosphere.  It is assuredly one of the most unique coffeehouses in the world.

The musicians play on a balcony, separate from the audience, similar to Romeo and Juliet (minus the Juliet part).

Kent will be playing with his favorite percussionist, John McComb, as a duo/acoustic act.

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Club Bart - Ferndale, MI.

Sunday July 17th, 2011 - 8pm

THE VENUE:  Club Bart, situated in the heart of Downtown Ferndale is one of the best venues still surviving around Metro-Detroit.  A unique stage for music, which is set up behind the bar, is certainly great for viewing...and drinking.  Great food, better prices.  Come on out folks...and femmes.

Kent will be playing with his trio or duo.  Other acts TBA.

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Boney's Bar - Eastpointe, MI

Friday April 15th, 2011 -- 9pm -- $5 (cheap!)

THE VENUE: Boney's is in Eastpointe, Michigan, right on world famous Gratiot Avenue.  Known for live music on Friday nights, and great drinks.  Must be fun, right?

Kent will be playing electrically, with percussionist John McComb.  Opening acts include The Poor Player (rock a billy trio), and Mella (attractive vocalist with acoustic guitar).

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Club Bart - Ferndale, Michigan

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 -- 9pm -- $free (cheap!)

THE VENUE:  Club Bart, situated in the heart of Downtown Ferndale is one of the best venues still around.  A unique stage for music, which is set up behind the bar, is certainly great for viewing...and drinking.  Great food, better prices.  Come on out folks...and femmes.

Kent will be playing acoustically, with percussionist extraordinaire John "Colby Soultrain" McComb.  Other acts to be announced (but does it really matter if you're on kentkoller.com?)

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The Crofoot -- The Pike Room

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 -- 8pm - $10 - ALL AGES

THE VENUE: The Crofoot is a multi-room, multi-venue complex, with a guarantee for good times.  Pool tables, multiple bars, and plenty of space to dance.  Pontiac, Michigan's best venue.

The Pike Room is an intimate upstairs venue with seating and it's own unique vibe.

Kent and his electric trio will tentatively be opening for CITIZEN ZERO, and TRIPP 'N' DIXIE.

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Rochester Mills Brewery

Thursday February 3rd, 2011 - 8:45pm - $free

THE VENUE:  Rochester Mills is a great place for locally brewed, high quality beer.  The food itself is worthy of being in it's own separate restaurant, along with pool tables and other bits of fun.  But alas, it's all in one place.

Kent Koller will be playing with his trio.  All nude show.  Also playing:  Tone & Niche, Jahi

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Lager House

Thursday February 10th, 2011 - 9:30pm - $3

The Lager house is a down-home bar, in the Corktown sector of Detroit.  Fair drink prices, cool vibes, and plenty of parking.

Make sure you come out to support local music!

Kent will be playing with his trio.  Also playing is Emilio Basa, Lisa Hurt, and two poets.

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Stuff The Stocking Xmas Fundraiser

December 18th, 2010 -  doors at 5pm - $donation

THE VENUE:  Club Bart , 22728 Woodward, Ferndale MI, 48220
An intimate bar venue (now non-smoking).  Featuring a cool stage behind a circular bar.
Lot's of great local music, and comedy on Thursdays.

ALL ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES FEATURING:
Tone & Niche
Emily Rose
Mike Anton
Kent Koller
Dave Martin

Donations needed: clothing, gloves, hats, socks, canned food, boxed food, cash (I will purchase these items with all cash donations)

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Rochester Mills Brewery

October 7th, 2010 - 8:45pm - $free

THE VENUE:  Rochester Mills is a great place for locally brewed, high quality beer.  The food itself is worthy of being in it's own separate restaurant, along with pool tables and other bits of fun.  But alas, it's all in one place.

Kent Koller will be playing with his trio.  All nude show.  Opening for "The Night Manager" band.

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People's Arts Festival

Saturday August 28th, 2010 - 12:00 pm (noon) - $free

THE VENUE:  The People's Arts Festival is held annually at the Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay Avenue, Detroit.  Once a thriving car, airplane, and printing factory, nearly fell into complete ruin, but now pumping some art and life into the community, the Russel Industrial Center is a unique place to see a FREE festival!

Kent will be opening the festival with his drummer.  So no bassist.  He is opening the festival with his unique electric duo.  Should be a fun time.  12:00pm noon.


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Arts Beats and Eats

Friday September 3rd, 2010 - 7:30pm - $3.00

Goldfish Tea Room is unofficially hosting musicians for the Arts Beats and Eats festival in downtown Royal Oak!

Kent normally has his open mike on Friday at Goldfish Room from 8-11pm, but due to the Arts Beats and Eats Festival, they booked multiple artists to showcase their talents.

Kent will be playing Friday from 7:30 to 8:30pm.  It costs $3.00 to enter the festival.

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Kent Koller, Emilio Basa, Blair, and J

Saturday July 17th, 2010 - 8:00-11:00pm - $donation

THE VENUE:  Goldfish Tea Room hand picks the best teas, cultivated by skilled artisans in China, and served exclusively to you in a state of the art, comfy cafe.  Free wi-fi, also serves coffee, sandwiches, and salads.

One of the best collections of singer-songwriters assembled (except that Kent weirdo). 
Get there early...seating will be extremely limited!!

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Songwriter Legends Tour

Saturday June 19th, 2010 - 8:30pm - $ donation

THE VENUE:  Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea House is one of the most highly regarded listening room venues in Michigan.  Acoustic musicians from around the country have played at this cozy venue.

There is only one stop in this national tour, so don't miss it! 

Kent Koller will be playing an all-acoustic set at this event.  The setting is second to none, but be sure to be there early because space is limited.  Same with Kent's brain...limited space.

Other acts include Steve Kovich, "The Fingerstyle Maestro" and legend within the metro-Detroit songwriter scene.

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"Voices" Album Premiere

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

THE VENUE:  Goldfish Tea, home of Kent's weekly Friday Night Open Mike.  A truly superior venue because of proper management/ownership and high quality teas, coffee, and assorted foods.  The ambiance is truly "Royal Oak", with all the decor being of the highest quality and character.  A family friendly environment.

THE WAIT IS OVER!!!  After a few delays, Kent if finally premiering his new album, "Voices".  Who knows how many albums Kent will create before he retires , so do you really want to miss this show?!

Come see why Kent Koller is often regarded as a cross between Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, but much, much sexier.  All-nude show.  $10.00 suggested donation (cheap!) w/ free CD

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Vernors Room at the Crofoot

Friday May 14th, 2010 - 9:30pm - $5.00

THE VENUE:  The Vernors Room is a side bar to the bigger complex called The Crofoot.  The Crofoot is a multitude of rooms/venues, so this is definitely a cool place to hang out.  It's one of the few bright spots in downtown Pontiac, Michigan.   The atmosphere is second to none for city-vibe feel.

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Kent Koller will be playing with his electric trio. 

Also playing: Jahi (acoustic blues), and Michele Whitlow (singer-songwriter acoustic)




Club Bart - Ferndale, Michigan

Sunday March 28, 2010 -- 9:30pm -- $5.00

THE VENUE:  Club Bart sits along Woodward, just South of 9 Mile.  Great food and drinks at great prices, and a very cool stage which sits behind the bar.  Nice mood...not over classy, but I get the feeling I'm at a club.

Kent Koller is un-officially debuting his new electric trio.  Drums, Bass, and Electric Guitar.  Clothing is optional. 

Also playing:  The Mourning Voices (myspace.com/themourningvoices)

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The New Way Bar -- Ferndale, Michigan

Saturday April 10th, 2010 -- 9:30pm -- $5.00

THE VENUE:  The New Way Bar is always rocking it out with great local bands.  Great drink prices and a pool table.  New Way Bar will show you a New Way in life.

Kent Koller is officially debuting his new full-band trio.  It consists of Eric Van Buren on bass, and John McComb on percussion.  More bluesy and dynamic than ever before.  And Kent now stuffs his pants in honor of the 80's. 

Also Performing: Widetrack, Calling Marvin

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The Yoga Shelter - 5th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 -- 9:00pm

THE VENUE:  The celebration for the 5th anniversary of the Yoga Shelter!  If you're into yoga and  good music...this is the event for you. 

Performers include Jeff Tessler, Jamie McCarthy, Kent Koller, and others TBA.

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Memphis Smoke - John D. Lamb's Acoustic Showcase

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 - 8:30pm - $free

THE VENUE:  Memphis Smoke (in downtown Royal Oak) is one of Detroit's hottest venues for quality musicians.  They have a great ion of beer, soul food, and a generally classy aura.

Kent will be playing acoustically in a round-robin, open-mike style performance with at least 4 other singer/songwriters. 

John D. Lamb hosts his Acoustic Showcase every last Sunday of each month.  He hand picks only the best singer/songwriters for each showcase.

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Trixies Coffee House

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 -- 8:30pm -- $donation

THE VENUE:  Trixies Coffee House in Roseville, Michigan.  This place is one of the best venue- coffee houses in Metro-Detroit. 

Kent will be playing solo-acoustic.  Also playing is Lisa Hurt, and Rob Hayes.

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Gala Bistro

Sunday September 13th, 2009 -- 6:30pm -- $5

THE VENUE:  The Gala Bistro is a sensual and cultural experience, with fine cuisine, and relaxed atmosphere. Kent Koller will be playing acoustically. Also playing Sean Z, and D.L.the Harmonica Man.

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Bean & Leaf Cafe

Saturday August 8th, 2009 -- 8:00pm -- donations accepted (cheap!)

THE VENUE:  Bean & Leaf Cafe is in metro-Detroits hottest downtown, Royal Oak.

The people watching alone is worth the trip.  And sometimes Kent's music is good too.

Playing with Steve Kovich and TBA guest.

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Trixies--suprise show!

Friday April 17th, 2009--9pm--donations accepted

THE VENUE:  Trixies Coffee House in Roseville, Michigan.  This place is one of the best venue- coffee houses in Metro-Detroit.  They also feature a long running, high calibur open mike every Tuesday, which Kent often attends.

Only 2 days warning on this one! 

Kent will be playing acoustically, with another performer TBA.

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Kent Koller coming to Pontiac, Michigan

February 12th, 2011
Johnathan Howdolf
Music Insider USA

After almost a year since his last visit, Kent Koller is coming to Pontiac Michigan,
at The Crofoot's Pike Room, Saturday, February 26th, 2011.  8pm - all ages - $10.00

Playing with a newly revised version of his trio, this promises to be a unique and subtle twist for all of the Koller fans out there.  As usual, John "Colby Soultrain" McComb on percussion, and newly added bassist Jay Lowman.

And the rumor mill is still churning in regards to the new album.  It's is said to still be happening, but may be released sometime late this Summer.


Trixies Coffee House

Saturday June 20th, 2009--9pm--$donations accepted

THE VENUE: One of metro-Detroitís finest coffee houses. Perhaps an endangered animal among atmospheric, privately-owned caffeine and nicotine havens. They also host an excellent open mike every Tuesday from 10pm-1am.

Kent is playing acoustically.  Also playing are Julie Nager and one other performer TBA.

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The Factory

Saturday July 11th, 2009--9pm--$5

THE VENUE:  It's possibly the smallest venue in Metro-Detroit.  Think of "punk" and then think of a small venue...kinda like that.  So intimacy won't be a problem.

Kent Koller will be with his 3-piece band!  Also playing are Manolete and Lightning Love.

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Bean & Leaf Cafe

Friday May 22nd, 2009--7:30pm--$donations accepted

THE VENUE:  Since the closing of Starbucks in downtown Rochester Hills, Bean & Leaf Cafe have taken up residence in the same awesome location.  This is the cafe's first musical performance...so let's make it a good one.  Come on down and show them how many people care about good, original, local music.

Kent will be playing acoustically.  Also playing is Sean Z, and Jenny Cummings. 

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Trixies Coffee House

Saturday March 28th, 2009 -- 9:30pm -- $donation

THE VENUE:  Trixies Coffee House in Roseville, Michigan.  This place is one of the best venue- coffee houses in Metro-Detroit.  They also feature a long running, high calibur open mike every Tuesday, which Kent often attends.

Kent will be playing acoustically.  Also playing is Rob Hayes and special guest TBA.  Rob Hayes is as good as it gets when it comes to melodic, heartfelt songwriting.

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New Way Bar

Friday, March 6th, 2009 --  doors 8:30pm  -- $5.00 (which the band collects)

THE VENUE:  New Way Bar is on the north side of downtown Ferndale.  They have reasonably priced drinks, a good sound system, a pool table, and there will also be lots of nudity.

Kent will be having his second show in a row with The Hunchies, Jason Waggener, and Widetrack.  If you missed the Hayloft show, then you won't want to miss this one!  Limited seating available!

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A.J.'s Cafe

Friday, February 7th, 2009--8:30pm

THE VENUE: A.J.'s Cafe in downtown Ferndale, Michigan.  One of the finest venue coffee houses in Michigan.  Great food and superb atmosphere.

Kent will be playing with his full 3-piece band.  Also playing is Bobby Pennock and his 4-piece band.  DON'T MISS THIS SHOW! T-shirts and CD's will be available.  Kent will be on hand after the show to sign autographs and breasts.

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The Hayloft

Friday, January 30th, 2009  --  9:00pm

THE VENUE:  The Hayloft in downtown Mt. Clemens, Michigan.  A nice big stage, and two cool bars, pool tables, the works.

Kent will be opening acoustically for The Hunchies, Jason Waggener, and Widetrack.  So from acoustic to singer-songwriter electric, to rock all in one fantastic night.  Bring your own ladies.

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Bassakward at Karen Joy Theatre

December 13th, 2008 -- 7pm
THE VENUE: The Karen Joy Theatre
COST: $5

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Other performers include Emily Rose, and Raven Cowboy


Memphis Smoke -- Full Band

September 13th, 2008 --- 10pm
THE VENUE:  At Memphis Smoke in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan
COST:  Free

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Kent is playing a short set with his full band.  The Blues Society is hosting and headlining the rest of the night.




The Moon

January, 1 2010 at THE MOON (yes, Earthís moon)
1 Moon St., Artemis Crater
Cost : donít know yet
Full Band, playing on the moon. Playing with ABSINTHE AVA (see top friends) B.Y.O.O (bring your own oxygen)



"Kent Koller" and "Sean Z" CD Release!!

August, 16 2008 at A.J.'s Cafe
240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Cost : $5
KENT KOLLER full band debut CD release show! Sean Z is also releasing his album the same night! Kent will play the entire album, plus new material. Tickets are $5. You can buy them at AJís Cafe(formerly Xhedos) starting May 22nd. Tickets will be $8 at the door. All-nude show.



Friday Night Open Mike - Goldfish Tea Room

DISCONTINUED OPEN MIKE


THE VENUE:  Goldfish Tea Room hand picks the best teas, cultivated by skilled artisans in China, and served exclusively to you in a state of the art cafe.  Free wi-fi, also serves coffee, sandwiches, and salads.

Kent Koller continues his award winning, weekly open mike.  Kent employs a "Listening Room" atmosphere, which allows the truest form of respect for every level of artist.  Come on out and feel respected!  Artists: sign-up @ 6:00pm (248) 541-5252

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