Three Exciting Musical Acts
About Kurt Barkdull and House of Rhythm Music Services
Kurt Barkdull started the House Of Rhythm Musical Services and Recording in 1995, and Kurt is the CEO. Kurt has National releases with Melvin James on MCA, Dugan McNeil on Polygram, Marty Weintraub on Northsound, Sunfield and Falcon Eddy on Fervor Records, and Kurt’s Instrumental release Spirit of the Lake.
In his long career, Kurt has been employed as an in-house session artist for two years at TRUE RECORDS in Nashville, TN. He has appeared in countless sessions, recording projects and jingles at Paisley Park and Metro Studios in Minneapolis, MN.
Kurt appeared on MTV videos with Melvin James and Dugan McNeil and collaborated on the National Geographic/Pentagon-funded documentary on the Gulf War. Kurt was recently inducted into the Mansfield Ohio Music Hall of Fame.
With his extensive musical background, touring, and stage experience Kurt draws on a lifetime of entertaining audiences. He has played in about every state and was on the road for 20 years. Some of the states Kurt has performed include Arizona(Phoenix, Tempi, Tucson), Minnesota (Minneapolis, St. Paul), Illinois (Chicago), Missouri(St. Louis), Ohio(Cleveland, Columbus, Put-In-Bay), Florida (Gulf Coast, Anna Maria Island, Venice, Naples, Ft Myers}, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Washington, South and North Dakota, Alabama, Texas, and the list goes on and on.
Kurt and Sandy
Use our contact form to book any of the Kaptain’s three acts. Please check our calendar for updated bookings. If you’re in the neighborhood, we’d love to see you. Don’t leave without checking just a few of our many reviews below!
Sandy Lee of Kaptain & Krew and Tenny Shoe-Bop Band
Sandy’s music and drama journey started at the age of three when she would perform with her family at community events. She would go on to star in high school musicals, continuing on through college.
As a theatre director, Sandy was sought after for her years of stage and music experience; eventually leading her to act as the finishing touch for Kaptain Kurt’s show.
Sandy’s music and drama background are perfectly suited to round out the Tenny Shoe-Bop Bunny Band and Kaptain & Krew performances.
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Kaptain Kurt One Man Band
“What can we say! After seeing you perform at Margaritaville all these years we were excited you could play for our company party. As always you kept the party rockin’ and everyone was totally thrilled. Please try to hold the same time for next year!”
John Lewis Spitzer, Marina
“Just wanted to thank you for providing the perfect entertainment for our celebration. We were so excited you were free that weekend and couldn’t have asked for a better performance! You truly set the mood for a wonderful evening. Look forward to seeing you soon.”
Kirston and Bryan Herbert Sarasota
“We have all followed you for so many years that when it came time for our party it was a no brainer. Call the Kaptain’ and bring him aboard. As always you got the party going and never took a break – wow!”
Carla Bonham, Beaver Creek Yacht Club
Kaptain & Krew
“Kaptain & Krew provided the entertainment for the day when we hosted a park buyout for the Longaberger Basket Company. They were very professional, versatile, entertaining, excellent musically and terrific to work with. They not only answered all of our requests, they contributed additional ideas that made the day a complete success.”
Marje Cronenwet Vice President, Live Entertainment, Cedar Point
“Kaptain & Krew played at the Taste of Findlay, and their fun show proved to be the perfect fit for a sunny summer day. We highly recommend Kaptain & Krew for any event.”
Doreen Nowatski Event Coordinator, Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce
“Kaptain & Krew had the Medina Square smiling from start to finish. I could not tell you the number of compliments we received about your performance, and it was simply fantastic.”
Chris Kalina, United Way of Medina County
Tenny Shoe-Bop Bunny Band
“Your willingness to present to our community has brought a new level of arts understanding to thousands of our students who otherwise might never have the opportunity to experience live professional artists like yourself.”
Marcus Neiman Fine Arts Consultant, Medina County Schools Educational Service Center
“I’ve never enjoyed a program so much in the eight years I’ve been coordinating children’s programs! The energy level, humor, and interaction were perfect for kids and adults, too.”
Susan P. Maher, Children’s Assistant, Wadsworth Public Library
“Thank you for the fabulous job The Tenny Shoe-Bop Bunny Band did at the North Chagrin Nature Center’s Arts in the Park. I hope the “Bunny Band” will add Cleveland Metroparks Arts in the Park to it’s annual schedule!”
Andrea Wargo Marketing Specialist, Cleveland Metroparks
“Thank you for performances at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Great Eggspectations and Earth Day events. I hope you were as pleased with your performance as I know the crowd was!”
Jenny Spriggs, Special Events Coordinator, Columbus Zoo