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"Some bands have talent, others have character, but very few have soul. Desperate Electric is all of that in one."  -Taste Magazine, 2020

"What a perfect name for a duo that enlists the perfect combination of live instrumentation with killer beats and all the bells and whistles under the kitchen sink – Desperate Electric."

-Indie Pulse Music 

“Full of funk, rock, and soul elements, “Karaoke” gives listeners a new, yet nostalgic feeling with its musicality. The lyrics are the duo’s way to reminisce about the exact moment they realized that they were meant for each other, pulled off tremendously by Ben’s main vocals and Kayti’s soothing harmonies.”

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BIO

Desperate Electric (formerly known as DASH) wants you to feel alive. Weaving melodies through the triumphs and tribulations of life, growing up, and relationships, the pair use their electric disco soul to tantalize crowds across the nation. Desperate Electric's high energy live show makes you feel good; their lyrics are playful and honest, exploring themes of both vulnerability and resiliency. Groove with them as their thoughtful composition glides along an emotional roller coaster. 

Dubbed ‘electro soul brilliance’, the Montana based duo ‘enlists a perfect combination of live instrumentation with killer beats and all the bells and whistles under the kitchen sink’ (Indie Pulse Music, 2020). Consisting of Ben Morris (guitar, keys, vocals, production) and Kayti Korte (bass, vocals), the pair fuse their many influences to create a sound that’s both contemporary and nostalgic of past decades of funk, rock ‘n roll, and soul.

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PAST PERFORMANCES

DESPERATE ELECTRIC HAS PLAYED OVER 200 SHOWS IN 35 STATES SINCE 2018 INCLUDING;

THE WILMA THEATER, MISSOULA MT

THE TOP HAT, MISSOULA, MT

THE PUB STATION, BILLINGS, MT

THE RIALTO, BOZEMAN, MT

RENDEZVOUS IN THE PARK, MOSCOW, ID

THE HIGH DIVE, SEATTLE, WA

SESSIONS MUSIC HALL, EUGENE, OR

SILVER CLOUD CAMPOUT, HAUGEN, MT

KELLY'S OLYMPIAN, PORTLAND, OR

HOTEL UTAH, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

STRUMMER'S, FRESNO, CA

THE OLYMPIC VENUE, BOISE, ID

FAIS DO DO, LOS ANGELES, CA

BUNKER'S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

THE BUR OAK, MADISON, WI

ROSE GOLD, BROOKLYN, NY

GLOBE HALL, DENVER, CO

HODI'S HALF NOTE, FORT COLLINS, CO

GASA GASA, NEW ORLEANS, LA

THE DEADHORSE, SAN ANGELO, TX

Highlighting their latest single, "Vacation," Desperate Electric expands the song's sonic atmosphere with punchy drums, soulful guitars, and unique vocal arrangements. While Kayti Korte delivers her powerhouse vocals that take us back a few decades, Ben Morris adds a perfect modern twist through his playful vocals and contemporary undertones." -Buzz Music

Karaoke is a groovy little number that will get anyone on the dance floor. With a load of funk and soul, the duo has so much energy flowing through their instruments and their voices. The beat is so playful, funky and versatile. The bass line and the melodies are so flavorful with electricity flowing from them to the listener. —Sinusoidal Music

The track runs over five minutes in length but there’s no sense of wasted motion marring the recording. Desperate Electric, likewise, are talented enough to subsume their influences into the songwriting to such a degree their sound is familiar yet never imitative. Bands capable of making their frame of reference less than obvious deserve our attention. -The Hollywood Digest

Desperate Electric has shared the stage with Dante Elephante, The Shivas, Tauk, Aqueous, Scott Pemberton, Bryn Bliska, Billy Strings, Jon Stickley Trio, Orgone, SamaDams, Dirty Revival, Jellybread, WalkTalk (Members of Pimps of Joytime)