Over the last four years, Would You Kindly? has become a powerful female-fronted rock band throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. First hitting the stage in 2019, lead singer Gina Marie and guitarist Paul Hoskins could be found performing at the Sazzy B and Rustic Road open mics almost every week in downtown Kenosha. They were known for playing a combination of covers like “Zombie" by The Cranberries and originals such as "The Aftermath".
Later in 2019 Would You Kindly? expanded, introducing drummer Jake Kleinhardt, followed by bassist Daniel Harrison, and then violinist Megan Weaver. They have had the tremendous opportunity to collaborate with a variety of local talent such as Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers, Ivy Ford, Resistance, and Spare Animals.
In 2020, Would You Kindly?'s profile grew earning various standing gigs, as well as new opportunities like the 2020-2021 Taste of Wisconsin. Believing in being a huge support to the local community, Would You Kindly? has played for benefits such as Kenosha Pride, Make Music Kenosha presented by NAMM Foundation, Racine Literacy Fest, and Captains + Canines partnered with Safe Harbor Humane Society.
In early-2021 Would You Kindly? received the bittersweet news that drummer Jake Kleinhardt had the opportunity to pursue other passions in digital art and animation. With great love and support for Jake, the difficult task of finding a new drummer began. Later that year, Would You Kindly? was proud to introduce Haven Wells (a.k.a. Miss B Haven) as their official drummer!
As promised, in Fall of 2021 Would You Kindly? held an album release party at the famous Route 20 in Racine. Named after their popular original, "The Aftermath" is a story about the trauma and continued recovery of domestic violence and abuse. Whether that violence or abuse be physical, sexual, mental, or emotional. It is an expression of of all the things you may feel in those situations: love and hate, happiness and sorrow, care and anger; and the long journey of recovery.
So, would you kindly come say “hello.” Check us out on Facebook and Instagram, or meet us at one of our upcoming shows. Thank you, thank you!