The Story of The UNDESERVING
The Undeserving… is a four-piece rock, alternative, acoustic band from Fremont, OH. Brothers Clay and Kyle Kirchenbauer grew up around music and were encouraged to play from a young age. While participating in a music class at his local community college, Clay met guitarist Brennan Willis who was pursuing a career in production at the time. Through a series of events, Brennan and Clay came to the conclusion that they wanted to create music together and recruited Clay’s brother Kyle to play drums and their friend Jimmie Getty to play bass. They began writing songs and playing local gigs but wanted to reach beyond their Northwestern Ohio roots.
Since that formation in 2005, The Undeserving’s music has indeed taken them far beyond the boundaries of their quaint NW Ohio town of Fremont, Ohio. After a lot of hard work, labels caught wind of The Undeserving and began vying to sign them. Ultimately, Kevin Law, the force behind mulit-platinum artist Nelly, caught the band’s eye. They signed with Warner Bros. Records.
Ready to get things going, The Undeserving returned to Nashville to record and fine tune their record. The band joined Secondhand Serenade and Safetysuit on part of their American tour. Upon completing their project, Warner Bro’s Records went to work on promoting the band by placing their music in popular TV shows.
In 2010, The Undeserving released their first single... “Something to Hope For”.
The small town band experienced huge success in the media with their hit single “Something to Hope For.” The song has been heard across television sets: on the ad campaign for Season 9 of American Idol and throughout Season 10, So You Think You Can Dance, The Biggest Loser, I Used to be Fat Celebrity Rehab and the CNN Red Cross special for the Haiti Relief Effort. In addition, their single “There For You” was featured in a month-long campaign for CBS’ Blue Bloods, Disappeared and the season finale of Ghost Whisperer. It also has over 1 million plays on their MY SPACE site. (Click Here)
“Something To Hope For” and “There For You” are featured on The Undeserving’s debut album, “Almost Alive”, which released on September 6th, 2011. The album was mixed by Grammy Award winning Michael Brauer (previous clientele include: Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, John Mayer and The Fray).
In the Spring of 2012, Brennan Willis left the band to focus on producing and recording new artists. A long time friend of the band, Matt Grabowski was brought on as his replacement.
The band is currently putting finishing touches on a new EP, which will be released before the end of 2012. All of their music is available on ITUNES.