IN SEPTEMBER OF 2013,
Beth Kille and Shawndell Marks, two successful solo artists, had the opportunity to take the stage with a "new girl" in town, Jennifer Farley, at a showcase for female singers in Madison, WI. There was instant chemistry. Beth and Shawni were in a co-writing session one day when Beth confided in Shawni, "I have a little fantasy... that you and Jen and I will start a trio and conquer the world!" Shawni was in. All it took was a quick email to Jen, to which she replied "Oh, I am so in..."
The trio began compiling songs, both originals and covers to perform. They booked some shows, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations. The tight 3-part harmonies, the honesty in the music, the strong-yet-simple presentation of acoustic guitar/piano/percussion and vocals, and the clear loving bond these three women shared through music (and life) captivated their listeners.
The group has recently founded Kille, Marks and Farley and a Be Your Own Superhero motivational presentation which combines MUSIC+MOTIVATION through personal stories and audience participation.
Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets released their first EP in November of 2014 and took home the 2015 & 2017 Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Award for Ensemble Vocalists of the Year. They are currently penning new originals for an upcoming release.