"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
Fusing elements of funk, rock, soul, pop, and R&B, with cosmo-tronic production, they create a musical experience that’s both futuristic and nostalgic.
Moving the listener to dance, think, and reflect, they peer into their mirrors’ darkest corners, openly exploring who they are, what they’ve done, who they want to be, and how they need to change, grow, or evolve to get there.
--Matt Asaro, Blue World Blog
"Desperate Electric aren't just a band. They’re a vibe.
When band members Kayti Korte and Ben Morris get on stage, something comes over them. Pretty soon, it’s infecting the audience as well." --Jake Iverson, Billings Gazette
Desperate Electric 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.
DESPERATE ELECTRIC HAS PLAYED OVER 200 SHOWS IN 35 STATES SINCE 2018 INCLUDING PERFORMANCES AT;
THE WILMA THEATER, MISSOULA MT
THE TOP HAT, MISSOULA, MT
THE PUB STATION, BILLINGS, MT
THE RIALTO, BOZEMAN, MT
THE COVELLITE THEATER, BUTTE, 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 The Unlikely Candidates, Kash'd Out, Dante Elephante, The Shivas, Tauk, Aqueous, Scott Pemberton, Bryn Bliska (currently on tour with Jacob Collier), Jon Stickley Trio, SamaDams, Dirty Revival, Jellybread, WalkTalk (members of Pimps of Joytime)