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Todd "Dammit" Kerns

Post  SHEAKENBAKEN on Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:04 pm

Current status: WORK IN PROGRESS

Voice Type: Dammit Tenor
Total Range: F♯2-F5 (so far)
Melodic Range: F♯2-F5 (so far)
Associated Acts: Age of Electric (1989-1999), Static In Stereo (2000-2002), Sin City Sinners (2007-present), Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (2012-present)

High Notes:

  • F5 ("One Last Thrill")
  • E5 ("Shots Fired")
  • E♭5 ("You're A Lie")
  • C♯5 (""Anastasia", "Bad Rain", "Enya", "Out Ta Get Me" live)
  • C5 ("Don't Wreck It")
  • B4 ("Don't Wreck It", "Enya", "I Don't Mind", "Rico", "Standing in the Sun", "Ugly", "Untitled")
  • B♭4 ("Remote Control", "Shots Fired")
  • A4 ("Don't Wreck It", "Enya", "Everything is Automatic")
  • G♯4 ("Rico", "Ugly")

Low Notes:

  • E3 ("I Don't Mind", "Untitled")
  • B2 ("Enya")
  • F♯2 ("Sweet Child o' Mine" live)

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*underlines mark notes that are in backing vocals or otherwise obscured in the song mix.
*Italics mark non-melodic notes.
*blue marks soft falsetto notes


Todd Kerns is currently the bassist as well as backing vocalist for Slash's current solo project. He is also currently the lead vocalist and guitarist for the group "Sin City Sinners".
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RESEARCHERS / CONTRIBUTORS:
This OP was GREATLY ADDED TO AND HELPED OUT BY: Sandblasted
DISCOGRAPHY:
Age of Electric
1.Electric (1990)
2.The Latest Plague (1991)
3.Ugly (1993)
4.The Age of Electric (1995)
5.Make a Pest a Pet (1997)
Static In Stereo
1.Static In Stereo (2002)
Sin City Sinners
1.Exile on Fremont St. (2010)
2.Broken Record (2010)
3.A Sinner's Christmas (2011)
4.Divebar Days Revisited (2013)
5.A Sinner's Christmas 2 (2013)
SMKC
1.Apocalyptic Love (2012)
2.World on Fire (2014)


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Re: Todd "Dammit" Kerns

Post  Sandblasted on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:48 pm

Some Age of Electric era notez (all hyperlinked):

C♯5 ("Enya")
C5 ("Don't Wreck It")
B4 ("Don't Wreck It", "Enya" (short trill on "WHATever makes it better"), "I Don't Mind", "Ugly", "Untitled")
B♭4 ("Remote Control")
A4 ("Don't Wreck It", "Enya")
G♯4 ("Ugly")

E3 ("I Don't Mind", "Untitled")
B2 ("Enya")

There is almost certainly more on the full albums, I just wanted to check the songs I knew off hand, keep in mind that the Dahle brothers (guitarist and drummer) do a fair number of backing vox on the AOE stuff (i.e. the C♯5s in "I Don't Mind" and the falsetto backing in "Untitled") so as not have any cases of mistaken identity again.


He totally nails the C♯5s in pretty much every performance of this one just like the original, his tone is even stronger than Axl's I'd say.

BTW the supposed "E6" in "You're A Lie" I'm pretty sure doesn't actually exist, the highest I can hear is some distorted/overtoneish E♭5s during the "LIE LIE" bits, unless it's something so far back in the mix it where it wouldn't be counted anyway.
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Post  Gregsynthbootlegs on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:50 pm

Can I add some high notes to his thread?
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Post  SHEAKENBAKEN on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:54 pm

Gregsynthbootlegs wrote:Can I add some high notes to his thread?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, Greg.
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Re: Todd "Dammit" Kerns

Post  kreuger on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:07 am

Yay! Todd is so awesome.
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Post  Molandfreak on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:12 am

Can you say where and when that F♯2 was performed? Or link to it?
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Re: Todd "Dammit" Kerns

Post  SHEAKENBAKEN on Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:29 am

Molandfreak wrote:Can you say where and when that F♯2 was performed? Or link to it?

Well to be precise; I was admittedly lazy when it came to that; I'd only just assumed that he's hit the F♯2 live multiple times because he does that part of the song instead of Myles in just about every electric performance of SCOM; but here's a good example of how he pretty much sounds every time he does it; isn't there an F♯2 here?
http://youtu.be/M0V2oR7_6mE?t=4m41s
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Post  Prometheus on Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:32 am

Yep. I hear F♯2
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Post  kreuger on Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:37 am

Very cool. It's not often I hear him use his lower register.
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Re: Todd "Dammit" Kerns

Post  Farrex on Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:04 am

God I remember I have heard him hit higher than F#5s in several performances with Slash, but right now I do not remember any.
Well right now I remember of the Eb5s from world on fire at 4:04 and 4:06 he always hits those notes.
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