KKSD Lead Vocals
Kristi Price was introduced to the group in early 2013. Singing and soloing in school and community organizations for most of her life made her a natural fit and her collaboration with the rest of the all male group resulted in the band KKSD.
Dan Derkits Guitar, vocals
Dan first picked up the guitar in high school and has now been playing for over 23 years. His experience over the years includes numerous recreational and church bands. He has experience with studio recording and live sound engineering. His early musical influences include hard rock/heavy metal and he currently enjoys playing classic rock.
Lloyd Lewis Bass, vocals
Lloyd currently lives in Glen Allen Virginia but spent most of his life in Northern Pa. Lloyd comes from a strong musical background. His Grandfather was very much in the country music arena of his day playing with many acts that would become national acts such as the Hank Williams band, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Grandpa Jones to name a few. Lloyd’s mother was also strong in country music and was doing personal appearances with his grandfather and grandmother at venues such as WSM, WWVA, and other radio stations of the day and cut her first record at age 6. Lloyd showed musical interest at a young age sneaking into his grandfather’s instrument closet to secretly open his Fender Stratocaster and Martin acoustic to strum away pretending to be a star. Turns out his grandfather knew all along what was going on. His influences were Elvis, Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other strong R&R acts of the time. Over his 48 years of playing experience he has worked with numerous bands and opened for various national acts.
Jeff Carretto Keyboards, vocals
Currently living in Richmond, VA Jeff is from Rochester, NY and started playing piano at the age of 12. He studied piano in Rochester under John Nyerges, Principal Jazz Pianist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Moving to Richmond in 2001, Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004, studying classical piano under Melissa Marion and Landon Bilyeau. He completed his jazz studies under Russell Wilson, celebrated local jazz pianist and member of Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra. Jeff also studied with Daniel Clarke (piano player for K.D. Lang, Ryan Adams, Mandy Moore). Jeff has been the recipient of numerous music scholarships and in 1999 was nominated for New York’s prestigious Best Young New Musical Artist award. Proficient in classical piano as well as jazz, rock and blues, Jeff has performed with Grammy Award winning artist Lou Graham, lead singer of Foreigner, Bridget Carrington from ABC’ s Duets, and national recording artist Keith Horne. He has opened for Grammy Award winning artist Bruce Hornsby as well as the band Widespread Panic, and has recorded with Nashville recording artist Larry Hubbard among others. Early in his career, Jeff toured the East Coast with the NY Band Nik and the Nice Guys. He has also performed with Richmond based bands Horizon, Spectrum, The Attraction Band (formerly BS&M Band). From 2004-2008 Jeff was house piano player at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Midlothian. Jeff has presented music workshops in New York and Virginia. Currently, he can be seen performing with various groups around town such as The Inside Out Band, The Jive Brothers, Clean Slate, KKSD, and Suzie and the G-Tones. He also plays for private parties and events.
Mark Peterson Drums, vocals
Mark is our resident “concusionist”. He has played professionally and taught drum lesions for most of his life, from symphonies to dinner theaters and nightclubs. With KKSD Mark enjoys making people dance!