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Meet King Whisker

King Whisker is a merry bunch of pals making music out of San Diego, CA.

Charlie

Charlie Rohlfs (He/him)

Charlie Rohlfs is a guitar player, singer, songwriter, lyricist, and producer from Long Island/NYC who has been fronting a variety of punk, rock, and blues bands since childhood.

Past projects include Baltimore's Mad as Hell, Fathers of Electrocution (with Mike Staub of Bad Mary), Hofstra University's "Cabaret Band" (with Louis Aquiler and Andrew Huber of the Oil Barons ), Four Years of Therapy, and an unreleased collaboration with former Fugees member Robin Andre.

His song, "Fill the Well," was featured in the film, A Lone Star Love, which won an award for "Best Score" in the 2022 NOVA Film Festival. 

Charlie builds or modifies most of the guitars and equipment in his collection. His primary guitar, "The King Whisker North Country Special" was built by his father (Charlie Rohlfs Sr.), and Master Inlay Artist Tracy Cox, of Inlay Design Studio.

Jeremey

Jeremy Houtz (He/him)

Jeremy (also goes by Jerm) is a drummer originally from Bel Air, Maryland who moved to South Carolina and became heavily involved in concert, marching, and jazz band.

King Whisker is his first breakout project into independent music.

In addition to drums, Jeremy is the graphic designer, videographer, and merch-creator for the band with an obsession for retro analog film-aesthetic.

He brings influences of soul, punk, and afrobeat to the sound of King Whisker, and still plays on the same Tama Rockstar DX drum kit from when he was ten years old.

Alex

Alex Warton (She/her)

Alex is a guitar player, singer, and occasional trumpeter from Chicago, IL. She has played in a variety of punk and metal bands throughout the Chicagoland DIY scene and has brought those influences and midwest charm to King Whisker and southern California.

Alex’s Aunt Janine has served as a constant inspiration to the band and is featured heavily on their debut album “Relaxing with Aunt Janine”.

Ash

Ash Busse (They/she)

Ash Busse is a multi-instrumentalist (keys/piano, drums/percussion, guitar), singer/rapper, songwriter, and producer originally from the Chicago area.

Although King Whisker is their first band, they also have been writing and producing experimental electronic/hip-hop/rock music via their solo project Terafarad since 2013.

For King Whisker, Ash uses a Novation Impulse 61 MIDI keyboard connected to their laptop running a variety of software synth patches. They also play an Alesis Samplepad with percussion samples loaded in as well as some serene samples of the voice of Aunt Janine.