(B.A. Communications, ’07)

When I started playing guitar and singing as a 12-year-old, I had no idea where music would take me. Nineteen years later, I am happy to say that I have enjoyed the journey thus far! The most meaningful thing I have done is to have played with musicians whom I admire and look up to. In the process I have been able to release 3 EPs, a 45rpm, and a 7” vinyl record, and have recorded my first full-length album, set to be released this month. I also have my music entertainment company in which I both perform live and DJ. So far this year (through early July) I have done more than 40 weddings and private parties!

Website:

Kyle Feerick

Media accounts:

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

Instagram

Online news links:

November 2012: “Feerick releases new EP and stop-animated music video” on OnMilwaukee.com

March 2013: Appearance on The Morning Blend TV show

Links to videos, music, stores:

“Just Listen” official music video

“The Places We Can Go” official music video

SoundCloud

iTunes

CDBaby

Albums:

"The Change & The Balance" – a double EP (2009)

"Just Listen" & "I Can't Say" – two singles released on a 45rpm, 7" record, (2012)

"The Places We Can Go" – an EP (2013)

"The Sky, It Moves" – a full-length album, set to be released in September 2014.

Self-described style:

Smooth, folk-rock

Instrument:

I play acoustic guitar and sing.

Influences/mentors:

Ray Charles and other musicians I perform with.

Biggest musical feat so far:

I perform at Summerfest annually.

Recurring gig:

I play at NSB Bar and Grill (a bistro in Fox Point) every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. I generally rotate about 12 different musicians who perform there with me, and each week I perform as a duo with one of those musicians. I have been doing this for three years and it has given me the opportunity to try different things with my music, with different musicians, each week.

Other job:

I am the fifth generation at our family-owned and -operated funeral home, Feerick Funeral Home, in Shorewood. I work at the funeral home full time as the pre-arrangement specialist.

Future goals:

To continue writing original music, performing with other great Milwaukee musicians, and growing my wedding entertainment company.

Stritch memories:

I majored in integrated marketing communications, with a minor in music. The music lessons I took at Stritch, primarily percussion with Scott Wenzel, were invaluable.

Gigs:

I play music three nights per week on average. All of my gigs are listed on my website.