Keston Wayne Barker

Keston W Barker

Keston Sr. was raised in Calgary, Canada. His parents had immigrated from Trinidad & Tobago, and were both very musical . His father, Ray Barker, was a talented singer, and his mother, Betty, taught music and played the guitar and piano. Betty’s father, Hubert Broadbelt, was a legendary guitarist in Trinidad who sired a long line of talented guitarists, including Garnet, Sean & Girshwyn Broadbelt.

In his youth, Keston was exposed to a wide variety of music and was influenced by Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Zappa and others. Keston began playing seriously by age twelve. He studied guitar and piano, and in 1979 received a music degree from Humber College, Toronto. Keston worked as a studio musician while in college, and after graduation formed the band “Oo-La-La” which toured Canada.

Keston moved to Hollywood, CA, in 1984 and attended the Guitar Institute. He performed and recorded with several bands, which included a stint in the early ’90’s with the Busboys (featured in Eddie Murphy’s movie 48 Hours.)

Keston now plays regularly with his band, “Keston & The Rhythm Killers,” mostly at venues in South Orange County, California. His band is known for reinterpreting classic rock standards, especially Jimi Hendrix songs; Keston’s signature performance is playing the National Anthem with his teeth Jimi Hendrix-style. The Rhythm Killers are accomplished musicians who have performed with classic rock bands including Eric Burdon & the Animals, Edgar Winter, Iron Butterfly, The Scorpions, Stevie Wonder, The Turtles, The Hollies, The Doobie Bros & others.
Keston also occasionally performs solo acoustic shows.

Baby Blues
National Anthem
Dream Again
Another Brick in the Wall Acoustic short Demo
Greatest Hits
Section 8
Jazz
1987-1992
1985
OO-La-La-1982
Old School

Keston

(ex Busboys)
at
Costello’s Every
Thursday 7:30-10:30 PM
27527 Puerta Real
Mission Viejo CA 92671
949-582-3140
http://www.costellosmv.com
with
Martin Gerschwitz (Iron Butterfly, Eric Burdon, Lita Ford) on keys Bernie Pershey(Edgar Winter, Eric Burdon) on drums & Blake Hunter on bass

 

Thanks to your support!
Jammers Welcome!
 Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Friday September 6th
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 8PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Saturday September 14th
Maurice Winery 6PM -9PM
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Davyd Johnson (Aretha Franklin, Buddy Guy) on Sax
Blake Hunter on Bass

https://www.mauricecarriewinery.com/

Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Friday October 4th
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 8PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Saturday October 12th
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 8PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Saturday November 2nd
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 8PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Friday November 22nd
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 8PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Saturday December 7th
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 8PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Friday December 27th
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 8PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
 Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Friday January 10th
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 9PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
 Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Friday January 24th
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 9PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
 Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Saturday February 1st
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 9PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm
 Keston & The Rhythm Killers
Friday February 21st
Laguna Beach Hennessey’s 9PM -Midnight
Bernie Pershey (Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter) on Drums
Blake Hunter on Bass
http://www.hennesseystavern.com/Laguna_beach.htm

Keston & The Rhythm Killers

Keston & The Rhythm Killers is a Classic Rock/Dance Band based in Southern Orange County CA. The Band is Fronted by Guitarist/Vocalist Keston Barker (formerly of The Busboys). The band features musicians who have been part of Classic Rock history. Musicians who have played with Eric Burdon & The Animals, Iron Butterfly, Edgar Winter , The Scorpions, Santana, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin just to name a few. The band consist of Guitar, Bass & Drums but occasionally adds saxophone, keyboards, percussion or violin. It’s Classic Rock with a twist as the band treats many of the songs with its own unique style & character.

Click on upcoming shows to see scheduled dates.

For Bookings call – 562-857-9830

List Of Songs

 

Rolling Stones-

    • Honky Tonk Woman
    • Can’t always get what you want

Jimi Hendrix-

    • Hey Joe
    • Foxy Lady
    • Voodoo Child
    • Red House
    • All along the Watch Tower
    • Little Wing
    • Manic Depression
    • Born Under a Bad Sign

Van Halen-

    • Aint’ Talkin’ bout Love
    • You Really got Me

Eric Clapton/Cream-

    • Coccaine
    • Wonderful Tonight
    • White Room
    • Sunshine of your love
    • Tore Down

Gary Clark Jr.-

    • Bright Lights
    • When my Train pulls in

CSN&Y-

    • Love the one you’re with
    • Southern Man
    • Ohio
    • For What it’s worth
    • Down by the River

Santana-

    • Evil Ways
    • Oye Coma Va

Stevie Wonder-

    • Superstition
    • Boogie on Reggae Woman

Led Zepplin-

    • Whole Lotta Love
    • Rock N’ Roll
    • Moby Dick

The Doors-

    • Love Me 2Xs
    • Roadhouse Blues
    • Robin Trower-Bridge of Sighs
    • Too Rollin’ Stoned

Prince-

    • Purple Rain
    • Kiss

Steppenwolf-

    • Magic Carpet Ride
    • Born to be Wild
  • Bill Withers-
      Use Me
    • Ain’t no Sunshine
    • The Busboys-Boys are Back in Town

Ozzy Osbourne-

    • Crazy Train
Steve Miller Band-

    • Fly like an Eagle
      Cat Stevens-Where Do the Children Play

Alice Cooper-

    • I’m Eighteen

Spencer Davis-

    • Gimmie Some Loving

Robert Cray-

    • Because of Me

Pink Floyd-

    • Another Brick in the Wall

BB King-

    • The Thrill is Gone

Freddie King-

    • Going Down

Stevie Ray Vaughn-

    • Scuttle Buttin
  •            Tightrope

Cake-

    • I will Survive

BTO-

    • Taking Care of Business

War-

    • Cisco Kid

Deep Purple-

    • Smoke on the Water

AC/DC-

    • Highway to Hell

Joe Cocker-

    • Feellin’ Alright

Free-

    • Alright Now

Rare Earth-

    • Get Ready

CCR-

    • Suzy Q

Stone Temple Pilots-

    • Plush
  • Rick Derringer-
  • Rock n Roll Hootchie koo

Bush-

    • Come Down

REM-

    • Losing my Religion

Staind-

    • Been awhile

Bad Company-

    • Can’t get enough

James Brown-

    • I feel Good

Elton John-

    • Bennie & the Jets

Wild Cherry-

    • Play That funky Music

Cameo-

    • Word Up

Wilson Pickett-

    • Mustang Sally

Beatles-

    • Saw Her Standing There

Humble Pie-

    I Don’t Need No Doctor

List Of Songs

 

Rolling Stones-

    • Honky Tonk Woman
    • Can’t always get what you want

Jimi Hendrix-

    • Hey Joe
    • Foxy Lady
    • Voodoo Child
    • Red House
    • All along the Watch Tower
    • Little Wing
    • Manic Depression
    • Born Under a Bad Sign

Van Halen-

    • Aint’ Talkin’ bout Love
    • You Really got Me

Eric Clapton/Cream-

    • Coccaine
    • Wonderful Tonight
    • White Room
    • Sunshine of your love
    • Tore Down

Gary Clark Jr.-

    • Bright Lights
    • When my Train pulls in

CSN&Y-

    • Love the one you’re with
    • Southern Man
    • Ohio
    • For What it’s worth
    • Down by the River

Santana-

    • Evil Ways
    • Oye Coma Va

Stevie Wonder-

    • Superstition
    • Boogie on Reggae Woman

Led Zepplin-

    • Whole Lotta Love
    • Rock N’ Roll
    • Moby Dick

The Doors-

    • Love Me 2Xs
    • Roadhouse Blues
    • Robin Trower-Bridge of Sighs
    • Too Rollin’ Stoned

Prince-

    • Purple Rain
    • Kiss

Steppenwolf-

    • Magic Carpet Ride
    • Born to be Wild
  • Bill Withers-
      Use Me
    • Ain’t no Sunshine
    • The Busboys-Boys are Back in Town

Ozzy Osbourne-

    • Crazy Train
Steve Miller Band-

    • Fly like an Eagle
    • Cat Stevens-Where Do the Children Play

Alice Cooper-

    • I’m Eighteen

Spencer Davis-

    • Gimmie Some Loving

Robert Cray-

    • Because of Me

Pink Floyd-

    • Another Brick in the Wall

BB King-

    • The Thrill is Gone

Freddie King-

    • Going Down

Stevie Ray Vaughn-

    • Scuttle Buttin
  • Tightrope

Cake-

    • I will Survive

BTO-

    • Taking Care of Business

War-

    • Cisco Kid

Deep Purple-

    • Smoke on the Water

AC/DC-

    • Highway to Hell

Joe Cocker-

    • Feellin’ Alright

Free-

    • Alright Now

Rare Earth-

    • Get Ready

CCR-

    • Suzy Q

Stone Temple Pilots-

    • Plush

Bush-

    • Come Down

REM-

    • Losing my Religion

Staind-

    • Been awhile

Bad Company-

    • Can’t get enough

James Brown-

    • I feel Good

Elton John-

    • Bennie & the Jets

Wild Cherry-

    • Play That funky Music

Cameo-

    • Word Up

Wilson Pickett-

    • Mustang Sally

Beatles-

    • Saw Her Standing There

Humble Pie-

    I Don’t Need No Doctor

List Of Songs

 

Rolling Stones-

    • Honky Tonk Woman
    • Can’t always get what you want

Jimi Hendrix-

    • Hey Joe
    • Foxy Lady
    • Voodoo Child
    • Red House
    • All along the Watch Tower
    • Little Wing
    • Manic Depression
    • Born Under a Bad Sign

Van Halen-

    • Aint’ Talkin’ bout Love
    • You Really got Me

Eric Clapton/Cream-

    • Coccaine
    • Wonderful Tonight
    • White Room
    • Sunshine of your love
    • Tore Down

Gary Clark Jr.-

    • Bright Lights
    • When my Train pulls in

CSN&Y-

    • Love the one you’re with
    • Southern Man
    • Ohio
    • For What it’s worth
    • Down by the River

Santana-

    • Evil Ways
    • Oye Coma Va

Stevie Wonder-

    • Superstition
    • Boogie on Reggae Woman

Led Zepplin-

    • Whole Lotta Love
    • Rock N’ Roll
    • Moby Dick

The Doors-

    • Love Me 2Xs
    • Roadhouse Blues
    • Robin Trower-Bridge of Sighs
    • Too Rollin’ Stoned

Prince-

    • Purple Rain
    • Kiss

Steppenwolf-

    • Magic Carpet Ride
    • Born to be Wild
  • Bill Withers-
      Use Me
    • Ain’t no Sunshine
    • The Busboys-Boys are Back in Town

Ozzy Osbourne-

    • Crazy Train
Steve Miller Band-

    • Fly like an Eagle
    • Cat Stevens-Where Do the Children Play

Alice Cooper-

    • I’m Eighteen

Spencer Davis-

    • Gimmie Some Loving

Robert Cray-

    • Because of Me

Pink Floyd-

    • Another Brick in the Wall

BB King-

    • The Thrill is Gone

Freddie King-

    • Going Down

Stevie Ray Vaughn-

    • Scuttle Buttin
  • Tightrope

Cake-

    • I will Survive

BTO-

    • Taking Care of Business

War-

    • Cisco Kid

Deep Purple-

    • Smoke on the Water

AC/DC-

    • Highway to Hell

Joe Cocker-

    • Feellin’ Alright

Free-

    • Alright Now

Rare Earth-

    • Get Ready

CCR-

    • Suzy Q

Stone Temple Pilots-

    • Plush

Bush-

    • Come Down

REM-

    • Losing my Religion

Staind-

    • Been awhile

Bad Company-

    • Can’t get enough

James Brown-

    • I feel Good

Elton John-

    • Bennie & the Jets

Wild Cherry-

    • Play That funky Music

Cameo-

    • Word Up

Wilson Pickett-

    • Mustang Sally

Beatles-

    • Saw Her Standing There

Humble Pie-

    I Don’t Need No Doctor


Phone: 562-857-9830                              Email: keston@kestonrocks.com