Danger Kitty Music (DKM) is an indie sensation, weaving a sonic tapestry of rock, funk and Americana that blends raw energy with soulful melodies. Hailing from Northern California, this dynamic quartet delivers a musical journey that captivates audiences with its fearless spirit and authentic expression. With influences ranging from classic rock icons and jazz greats, to funk, blues and modern indie innovators, Danger Kitty crafts a sound that is both timeless and refreshingly original. Prepare to be transported into a world where ever riff and lyric tells a story, inviting you to join the adventure that is Danger Kitty.
Kane McGee is a lifelong artist from a musical family with a storied musical history. Starting at the age of 5, this talented/accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer hailing from Los Angeles began a journey that led him to be signed and tour the country and abroad playing everywhere from intimate wine bars to large stadiums, even opening for world renowned artists such as Brandi Carlile. His originals are a catchy mixture of folk/rock spanning topics from joy & love to life & loss. He credits his major influences as Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and Mitch Mitchel from Jimi Hendrix. Some of his collaborative work has even been featured in TV shows and movies. Kane is truly a renaissance man who can do it all and has.
Demetra Frese, originally from Los Angeles area is the relative baby of the group. She has become quite accomplished in her short musical career. She holds a degree in vocal performance and studied voice at the University of the Pacific Conservatory in Stockton, CA. She has performed in opera and professional music theater productions. Her musical tastes evolved over the years, to include a little bit of everything. "Don't let this girl fool you", says Eddie of S.A.V.E. Entertainment. "She's as sassy as they come!" It's rumored that Demetra was almost kicked off a school bus at the tender age of four, for singing The Charlie Daniels Band "Devil Went Down To Georgia." She has a sultry R&B/Rock voice, an infectious stage persona and has fronted a number of successful Northern California bands. She’s even had the opportunity to perform with world renowned American power pop group, The Posies. "I came across Demetra at a wine maker's dinner at Indian Peak Vineyards and have been a fan since. I have heard her sing different music with different bands from sultry blues to Broadway ...in Rock of Ages, a production where her voice far surpassed that of her counterparts. She not only has a marvelous voice but is an exquisite and beautiful lady both inside and out. Rock on young lady!" ~ Christine Sullivan
A Northern California native raised in the 70's, cutting his chops during the most imaginative and artistically fertile time in rock music history, Mark Frese is the musical mad scientist of the group and has been writing, playing guitar and performing original music and scouring north state theaters, clubs and honky-tonks for over 30 years. Making his mark from the Bay Area to Southern Oregon and everywhere in between, playing in bands such as Suspect, Storm Front, Pi, Jane Jones, Mojo Child, The Spyderz, The Mondayz, Sugar and currently The Stone Hearts & Danger Kitty. His music and lyricism is impactful and will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Rounding out the group as its newest addition is another Northern California native, versatile and wildly talented guitarist, Tyler Mansfield. Beginning his guitar studies under the guidance of classical guitarist JJ Wilder at the age of 15, he wasted no time quickly rising to the top of his craft and even studied with internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist John Stowell. As an avid aficionado of anything music, Tyler’s influences include anything from Radiohead and Porcupine Tree to the sounds of the great guitars of Grant Green and Pat Martino. His musical journey through the years has taken him from his jazz studies and CSU, Chico to playing with The Tom Gibson Band, Soul Punch, The Anna Jae Band, Al Mires, and now Danger Kitty. He’s even had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of world-renowned musicians Bobby Shew, Brad Leali, Steve Williams and John Stowell just to name a few. His taste and experience is as tasteful and diverse as his guitar solos – ranging from nuanced classical guitar to gritty rock, funk, jazz and always leaves the listener wanting more.