Join a few folly-loving crooners for an immersive journey to the "good old days!" Classy Austin-jazz singer-songwriter "misfits" Brian Kremer and Lex Land have joined forces to authentically replicate classic standards, retro-fy contemporary tunes (à la Postmodern Jukebox), and throw in deceptively-standard-sounding originals, and share them with you in exactly the way they should be enjoyed: with friends, libations, dancing, and merriment!
After a nearly a year-long hibernation, the gang is back together to close out the summer with a fabulous fete at the glamorous midcentury-inspired dance-hall, The Highball!
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Let's Have a Ball!
Though The Kremer Land Swing Band specializes in pop hits from 1930s-1960s, we have a little somethin' for everyone.
Swing Lovers? We serve up Old Hollywood classics that'll put your patrons right in a Busby Berkeley number!
Two-steppers? Don't worry, we have a little Western flavor, too.
Crooner-swooners who love Billie Holiday or Frank Sinatra will feel right at home when we're singin' their blues away.
During promo, we encourage patrons to "bring a sweetie to snuggle up cheek-to-cheek for favorite slow songs, [their] best pal to jitterbug alongside the jazziest jumpin' jivers for more upbeat numbers, or come unpinned prepared to meet [their] newest romantic regular!"
With great repertoire for dancing, as well as chatting, hanging out, and courting a cutie, we believe The Kremer Land Swing Band is a perfect fit for any retro music fan, or venue committed to creating a unique experience for their guests.
"If Cole Porter's songwriting were any less iconic, it'd be impossible to tell where his words end and Brian Kremer's begin." The Austin Chronicle
"Lex Land is my favorite singer of all time, and she just happens to live right here in Austin, TX." Bob Schneider
Lex Land is a singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist originally from Southern California, residing in Austin, TX for the last decade. She has released two albums with a third to be released in 2018, and was a member of Team Blake on Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice.
Originally aspiring to a career in classical music, Land dropped out of her vocal performance program at a university in Orange, CA to pursue her pop ambitions. In 2009, she left Los Angeles to make Austin her home.
Lex began recording her debut album, Orange Days on Lemon Street (which critics deemed “a fantastic mix of honey sweet folk and dense, beat driven folk-rock”), at age 19 . In 2011 she followed it up with a more eclectic, electrified, and genre-hopping sophomore record, Were My Sweetheart To Go. Both records earned Best of iTunes honors and also received several featured song placements on television programs, including “Private Practice”, “Castle”, and “Bones.”
In the midst of supporting her two previously released albums, Lex represented Austin, TX as a Team-Blake-finalist on NBC’s The Voice in 2012. She has also been invited to perform multiple times on late night television’s Last Call with Carson Daly, as well as over the radio airwaves on tastemaker stations such as KCRW’s venerated “Morning Becomes Eclectic.”
In Texas Lex has truly blossomed- as mentee of and favorite of local music"heavies," she's managed to win the hearts of musicians and audience members alike with her authentic writing and a voice that transports listeners to days of old.
Starting in August 2017, Lex teamed up with fellow crooner and friend Brian Kremer to bring a glimmer of MGM's glory days to a highly successful 4-month The Kremer Land Swing Band residency at East Austin's Stay Gold.
Brian Kremer is a modern day crooner-songwriter who performs jazz standards, originals, and early country songs with warmth and charm.
After the release of his debut, Echoes & Twirls, his voice was described by The Austin Chronicle as a “velvety tenor breathing new life into cherished songs.”
The independently released album, recorded live in the studio with The Carper Family, gained him a coveted spot on the 2015 roster of Austin’s musical ambassador program, Project ATX6.
Originally from Vermont, the former classical singer earned a Grammy nomination (2003 with the Dale Warland Singers) and a degree from Berklee College of Music before relocating to Austin, his home for the last dozen years.
Brian only recently discovered his calling to croon from the Great American Songbook and to write songs with the masters of that classic form in mind.
He’s also become involved in Austin’s theater scene as an actor, composer, and accompanist with Love Me Tinder, a musical sketch revue directed and produced by award-winning playwright Adrienne Dawes.
Brian morphed his Stay Gold residency to feature his new side-group with Austin chanteuse Lex Land in 2017. After a sucessful 4-month stretch, Brian continued on with a newly formed and reinvigorated Brian Kremer Quintet. He also performs with his band at venues like The Driskill, ABGB, Spider House Ballroom, and the Café at Central Market, as well as private events.
However, his most adoring audience can be found at his monthly volunteer performances for Austin Group for the Elderly of Central Texas, where his sincerely-sung standards are met with sparked memories, smiles, tears, and many hugs and kisses.