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“Speaking of beautiful local music, the band A TALENT FOR MISCHIEF is an original rock trio from San Francisco - wonderfully talented individuals with a ton of original music and BOY they put on a nice live show!

"You guys sound great - thanks for being such an awesome part of our scene."

                CJ, owner, WINTERS TAVERN, Pacifica Ca.

A Talent For Mischief began as a San Francisco sit-down acoustic duo and trio, playing coffee shops, cafes, pubs, street fairs, festivals, night clubs, bars, private parties and all the other places sit-down acoustic performers play. When founding member Kevin Coffey decided it was time to stand up and ROCK he ditched the acoustic guitar and went electric with the great Gibson Verkuil on bass and the mighty Lucien Muir settling in on drums. Having played countless shows all over California for the past several years the band FINALLY, in 2023, for the first time anywhere recorded and unleashed their audience-tested music to the world via the release of their first self-titled album A TALENT FOR MISCHIEF, with 15 original songs. Live, the band features 85% original music and 15% carefully selected covers drawing on influences as diverse as Big Band Swing, Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios and the classic American pop songbook to their own unique original music takes on swing, indie, power pop and rock and roll. Unique, hooky songs, short, sweet and to the point that stay with listeners long after the show is over.  UNLEASH THE SOUNDS!

"It was great meeting you and the band. You were all FANTASTIC, and it was a GREAT success."

Carolyn C., Events Coordinator at Springline, Menlo          Park Ca.                                         

You guys have a “sound” nailed down that is solid and rocking.  Hard to select just 2 favorites - I guess I’d say “I Outlived Jesus” and “I’m Free,” but close behind them “Manifest Destiny” “BBQ In the Rain” and “She Said I’ll Pay.”  I think your lyrics are very clever and witty.  Great work- I really dig what you got going on there.  Of course love the guitar work too, interesting progressions.  I’m hearing some influence from the Doors, Leonard Cohen and some rockabilly too. Keep rolling strong!"

     Mark Gunson, documentary  filmmaker, New Orleans                                        

Timeless, tasty stuff. Easily accessible sound. Intriguing lyrics."

     Wes Takahashi, former head of special effects ILM, Marin

"I Outlived Jesus - fantastic song, lyrics, and amazing video! Bravo!"

                                                         Greg Garcia, Fairfax, Ca.

Music Videos

The first two music videos featuring songs from the album are here-

Here’s a song from our Summer-Fall 2023 series of shows for Noise Pop and Summer of Music SF, live and outdoors from the world-famous corner of Haight and Ashbury!

Sunday July 30th was the day the band visited the studios of San Francisco radio station KXSF and went out over the airwaves LIVE playing their first album from start to finish PLUS a few bonus tracks! Here's a video tape of the entire performance LIVE, exactly as it was heard on July 30th 2023. UNLEASH THE SOUNDS!

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Dena Witkes, manager / booking

Kevin Coffey, guitarist / booking

Photos (group and individual photos by Ken Chan)

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Gibson and Lucien New Farm Dec. 8th '23

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