From their humble beginning in the Music Department at Humboldt State University, The Dukes of Ted have blossomed into one of the most energetic and dynamic new dance bands on the touring scene. These four young musicians, along with their dog, "The Dude," decided to step out into the world and live their dream of universal exploration though music. They began booking their own tours, bought a 1963 GMC school bus, and have never looked back. They have now toured successfully in seven states in their first six months on the road leaving thousands of mystified listeners in their wake.
From their roots in Rock n' Roll, Funk, Jazz and World Music, the Dukes have cultivated an original sound; consisting of detailed and sophisticated compositions coupled with intense, passionate improvisation. The Dukes of Ted will be moving to Boulder Colorado this winter where they have already established themselves as serious players on the music scene. With plans for a new and improved sound and light systems and the addition of a fifth member behind the sound board, their good friend James Shade, the Dukes continue to explore new heights with their audio-visual presentation.