Kurzenberger is a dynamic keyboardist/guitarist/singer/songwriter from
Columbus, Ohio. An established solo artist, Bill plays keyboards and
The Resonators, the Bug Hounds, Skeleton Crew and Terrapin Moon. Bill is also the newest member of the legendary Marshmallow
Overcoat and is featured on their recent album. Solitary
Kurzenberger's second solo album, was released in June of 2010.
Over the past fifteen years, Bill has performed at many of Ohio's premier venues including
Promowest's LC Pavilion, the House of Blues, the
Newport Music Hall, the Beachland Ballroom, the Winchester Music Hall,
Legend Valley. With
various bands, he has supported and shared the stage with renowned artists
such as the Marshall Tucker Band, Derek Trucks Band, Hot Tuna, Blues Traveler, Yonder Mountain String Band,
Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band.
Bill was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he
learned to play piano at an early age. While attending Ohio Wesleyan
University in the early 1990's, he joined his first bands:
Lava and Abra
Cadaver. As his songwriting developed, he
formed the Columbus-based band Melting Pot in 1994.
After playing acoustic and electric guitar for several years at open stages around Columbus, Bill found his true calling to be back on the keyboards.
He proceeded to play keyboards in a number of established Columbus-based bands including
Pill, Current, Wazzin',
John Mullins Band, Grasshopper Pie, Fuzz Logik, and the Bug Hounds, as
well as London-based Stone Groove, and Dayton-based Skeleton Crew and
Terrapin Moon. As a guest keyboardist, Bill has appeared onstage with
various acts including Local Color, Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, and
In addition to
playing with numerous bands, Bill is an established yet emerging solo
2005, Bill self-produced and released his debut album entitled Suspending
Disbelief . The CD showcases six songs selected from over a decade of original
material, backed capably by Ed Ritchey, Scott Maruskin, Scot Gassen, Julie
Rearick and Craig Harpley. Suspending
has received international radio airplay and is available at Apple
Rhapsody, Amazon.com, and music outlets around the
After the success
of the Suspending Disbelief CD, Bill formed The
Resonators to support his original material. The
Resonators feature Julie Kurzenberger, as well as Bill's past and
bandmates, and special guests including Richard Shack from The James Gang.
session musician, Bill has
recorded several studio sessions with world-renowned garage-psych
masters The Marshmallow Overcoat and their alter-ego Thee Hands of Tyme.
released a '45 vinyl record on Sound Effect Records in 2005 which has gained critical acclaim in Greece.
The Marshmallow Overcoat's 2008 CD The Light Show,
which features Bill on Farfisa organ, was recorded at Waterworks Studio
in Tucson, Arizona and released on Garage Nation Records.
Bill has received
national media recognition in several music magazines. He was
featured in the February 2007 issue of Los Angeles-based No
Cover Magazine. In September 2011, Bill was featured in
Relix Magazine as an artist “On the Rise”,
and his original song “Venom Wine” was included in the Relix compilation
CD. Bill Kurzenberger has also been featured on Billboard Magazine
and Rolling Stone Magazine's official websites.
Bill joined up with The Bug
Hounds in 2007,
contributing his original material to their eclectic repertoire.
The Bug Hounds have recently performed at events for crowds of several
thousand, including the 2009 and 2010 Slice of Columbus at the Lifestyle
Bill teamed up with
two Dayton, Ohio-based bands in 2008, Skeleton Crew and Terrapin Moon,
performing with both bands around Ohio and the Midwest.
In the spring of 2010,
work on his second studio CD, entitled Solitary
A studio representation of his live solo performances, Solitary
Road features new original material, including the instrumental
Road was released in June of 2010, and
is available on Apple iTunes, Napster, and CDBaby.
In June of 2012,
Kurzenberger was voted "Best Male Vocalist" by the 2012 Columbus Music
Awards, and also received the second place award for Best