“Be the voice you wish to hear on the wind… Listen.”
Kendra Muecke is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, poet, novelist, actress, healer, and published author performing musically as a solo act under the name “Kendra & the Bunnies”. Based in Los Angeles and born in Houston Texas, her mission is to create art that reflects society’s positive aspects back onto itself, causing a ripple effect that expands as it is heard. Her intention is to share healing via collaborative experience and understanding through performance. She is for the peaceful gathering of community through means of song, voice, and action; improving the planet one note & one poem at a time. Through music, Kendra & the Bunnies combines song, spoken word, theatrical staging, and healing ritual to transpose the audience into a mystical-surrender of now.
Kendra & the Bunnies’ sound combines the musical notes of singing, poetry, guitar (electric and acoustic), percussion, medicine drum, and electronic samples. Kendra has self-titled her genre “Celtic Americana’ that chants from the valleys of Folk, Western-Rock, and New-School Blues”. This brings the listener into thinking about where the roots of folk-americana were founded. There is a lot of storytelling prevalent in the creation and continuation of our country, the key is recognizing what stories we as a society cling to and why.
Her style has been said to remind listeners of Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane if she were to be singing Grateful Dead songs. It’s like Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks sat down to play a game of poker and Neil Young were the dealer.
Kendra & the Bunnies’ first album, “of Vinyl” debuted on July 5, 2019. “of Vinyl” is a singer-songwriter approach to the allegoric heartlands of love. Her second musical body of work is the EP, “of Always”, released on September 6, 2019. “of Always” is an ode to the muse in the moon, singing she will always listen, relate, and respond. The first single from her third album release, “of Thank You”, is titled Silent Sleeper and hits stores February 6, 2020. “of Thank You” is being distributed by The Orchard (Sony Music Group).
Kendra & the Bunnies has performed all over Los Angeles, NorCal, SoCal, Portland, Denver, New York City, Pennslyvania, Austin, and Houston, TX. Notable venues being The Viper Room LA, The Mint LA, The House of Blues Anaheim, Music Inn World Instruments NYC, The Venue ATX, Be on Key Psychedelic Ripple Denver, Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center PA, and a recording session at Leesta Vall Sound Recordings in Brooklyn, NY.
Kendra has been an active member of the music festival community since 2009. Her first big year of involvement was with an Artists Relations & Production internship with Arise Music Festival in Loveland, CO in 2014. In 2016, she began teaching her workshop on improvisational acting and spirituality titled, “The Politics of You: Acting Dimensional Alignment” at the Spring Frequency Festival in La Jolla, CA then at Sonic Bloom Music Festival at Hummingbird Ranch, CO in 2017. She has additionally volunteered for several years on the Production team for festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle 2016 and Sonic Bloom 2018. She loves to learn and meet the community, become a part of it, and get on a first name basis. As advocates of change through shared experience and community, she sees participation as going hand in hand with performance.
Kendra Muecke as writer, poet, journalist, and novelist is prolific as well. Many of her songs originate as poems. Her first 340 page book of poetry, one-act plays, and philosophical essays is titled “The Politics of” and was released in November 2017. Her second book of poetry titled, “Project Non-Arch: Operation Clown School” was published on September 13, 2019. It is a long-form prose look into cultural conditioning in America. She is currently comprising her third book of poetry that is looking to be in the over-hundreds-of-pages range, and she is also writing a novel which is a memoir with a non-fiction fantastical edge. Kendra’s memoir is titled, “Friend of the Level”. In the realm of journalism, Kendra is a quarterly contributor to EZWay Magazine and has written for Denver’s Jefferson Park Newsletter.
As an actress, Kendra has been studying professional acting, theatre, and singing since the spry age of 4. She is classically trained for the stage in Shakespeare, Stanislavski, Meisner, Uta Hagen, Musical Theatre, and improvisational acting techniques. She is very experienced in film-acting as well, using the emotional recall method. Today, she recites her original written poetry as monologue alongside her singing/songwriting and healing performances. She is SAG-Aftra Eligible and often on set for all different types of films, tv shows, commercials, and music videos. She is currently studying at Groundling’s Theatre in LA. Kendra graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts (Acting) in 2015. She additionally studied in the Independent Artists Program at the Musicians Institute in 2019.
“I run to stomach another collapsement of time…”