This is an in-venue live streamed event only
On Monday, November 9th at 7:00 PM, Wisconsin Music Ventures will present the fifth official concert in its series, WMV Monday Music at the FireHouse, at Story Hill FireHouse. Please purchase your tickets via the external link provided here. If you cannot attend the live stream, there is an option to “rent the video,” which will give you access to the video after the event.
Solo drummer, Dave Schoepke, and live art-maker, Kristen Kieckhaefer will perform inside the gorgeous Story Hill FireHouse venue. This will also be a live release of Dave’s new all drums album, Tessellated Resonance!
Dave Schoepke is an accomplished drummer from the Greater Milwaukee area. He has been the drummer for The Willy Porter Band since 2002 with three acclaimed albums with Willy. In addition to recording and touring he has numerous television and radio appearances. Dave has had the pleasure of working with the Legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. Dave toured with Martin’s band in 2017 and briefly in 2018. He appears on his Live At The Factory Underground album released in 2019.
His project, Drums On Low, has received acclaimed reviews from Modern Drummer, Recording Magazine, and numerous global online music critics. The 400th issue of Recording Magazine includes a multi-page feature of Dave’s process of writing and recording Drums On Low. Dave is currently a full-time member and songwriter of the Milwaukee based Soul-Blues group Tweed. The band’s original take on the genre has made a strong impact internationally with numerous tours in Europe and consistent tour dates in the U.S. with strong radio airplay in the US and Europe.
Dave leads the improvisational recording project, Blank Radio, and is the chief engineer and curator of hundreds of sessions with musicians that help emphasize the energy to create free flowing music in real time. Additionally, he is an extremely busy session musician with over 50 albums to his credit. These albums cut across all genres of music. He has done dozens of instructional CD’s for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Dave has led dozens of clinics and educational based symposiums with legendary artists Ed Thigpen, Paul Wertico, Dom Famularo, Greg Bissonette, Ernie Adams, and Carmine Appice. He maintains a busy schedule of teaching, touring, clinics, sessions, and is always striving to evolve in every facet of his music making.
Kristen Kieckhaefer (pronounced KEY-kay-fur) is a Milwaukee-based creator who specializes in crafting custom live art-making performances for a variety of events.
Kristen pivoted into the entertainment industry after 7 years as an art teacher. During that time span, she taught every age, from elementary to high school, and offered classes including AP Art History, Painting, Drawing, and Special Education Arts (see her full class list and work history here). As a live artist, Kristen often receives the question: “Doesn’t it make you nervous with people watching you make art?” The answer? Not really.
As a former teacher, doing art-making demonstrations for classrooms full of snickering teenagers and rambunctious children multiple times per day for many years adequately prepared her for this new endeavor. While doing live art in this new capacity feels like a breeze compared to her previous vocation, Kristen will always cherish the time spent and connections made with her past students over those 7 years.