"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
"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
Hailing from the mountains of Montana, Desperate Electric is a captivating soul-pop duo that brings vibrant energy and infectious melodies to the forefront of the music scene. Comprised of two electrifying individuals, their name alone evokes a sense of urgency and excitement that resonates with audiences worldwide. With their flashy outfits, magnetic stage presence, and unparalleled live performances, Desperate Electric is a force to be reckoned with.
‘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's discography is a testament to their versatility. Their soulful pop sound is infused with elements of funk, R&B, and disco, resulting in a fusion of timeless melodies and modern production. With catchy hooks, thought-provoking lyrics, and irresistible beats, their music is both uplifting and deeply resonant, serving as a soulful soundtrack for life's triumphs and tribulations.
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 played over 300 shows in 35 states since 2019.
Recent performance history includes 78 tour dates in 2022, including opening for Dante Elephant, Through the Roots, and The Unlikely Candidates.
Desperate Electric is currently on tour (fall 2023), with 55 tour dates under their belt this year, and 30 more to be played (Sept. -Dec. 2023), including opening for Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, and Paco Versailles.
Desperate Electric has graced some of the most iconic stages in Montana including The Wilma (Missoula, MT), The Top Hat (Missoula, MT), The Pub Station (Billings, MT), The Newberry (Great Falls, MT), The Rialto (Bozeman, MT), The Myrna Loy (Helena, MT) and regularly throwing pop up shows in their hometown of Butte and drawing upwards of 500 fans. Desperate Electric will make their debut at Bozeman's state-of-the-art venue, The Elm, in November 2023.