Drew d'Lakes



Drew Kellum (stylized: Drew d'Lakes) is a Twin Cities composer, performance artist, music instructor, and meme historian. In previous years he has released 5 albums, composed music for Heart of the Beast’s main stage show, Action Sequence, toured with Mixed Precipitation's Picnic Operetta, and wrote/directed a multimedia performance art piece entitled Driftwomen, which toured the upper Midwest last summer (2018).

At the moment Drew is writing bright summery pop tunes for his new band “d’Lakes” and co-writing a new multi-media work revolving around the story of Penelope, with fellow artist and friend, Elizabeth Roddy. See more here

What's going on?


Drew is:

Co-directing/writing a multimedia performance art piece with his long time friend, Elizabeth Roddy, on the topic of Penelope from Homer’s Odyssey

Performing with his new band, d’Lakes (say hallå on facebook!)

Teaching music lessons both privately and at Roger’s School of Music

Using music to enhance his recent affinity for storytelling

Producing music per request (contact me with your ideas!)

Working on performance art pieces that seek to connect the audience with their surroundings

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  • Kim Schneider (Drew d’Lakes on bass)

    • Saturday, September 21st - Shut Down Third Street (Winona, MN) - 3:15pm - Kim and I just added some harmonies to our live set, so brace ya-selves

  • Balung Gatih (Drew d’Lakes on cello)

    • Thursday, September 26th - Palmer’s (Cedar Ave, MPLS) - later in the evening (TBD). We’ll be doing some out free improv! I feel way better on cello than even 6 months ago, so come out! I’ll be joined by Munir Khar, Yarrow Naowa Shaddah, Keiko Kawakami, Brett Mac, Szavio Raaum

  • Spit v. Take (Drew d’Lakes on guitar)

    • Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th - Open Eye Figure Theater - 8:00pm - I’ve arranged the Law and Order theme song (for keys, clarinet, guitar and drums) to support Steve Ackerman’s new play, “Spit v. Take” which is exactly what it sounds like. I’ll be joined by Carley Olson Kokal, Levi Schwartzberg, and a TBD drummer (hmu)

  • d’Lakes + Cigarette Bums (LA) + Kim Schneider

    • Sunday, September 29th - Honey (NE MPLS) - 8:00pm - This will be a fun lineup and will also be the first time we play with an out of state band! We’ll be officially welcoming Joni + Kim as bonafide d’Lakers! Please come to this one so we can fully support Cigarette Bums on their tour!


Currently Drew is accepting students for:

Guitar / Bass / Cello / Ukulele
Mandolin / Songwriting / Theory

Lessons are located either at your home, my home, or at Roger’s School of Music

Lessons can be 30 minutes to a full hour (full hour only applies to private lessons)

Contact Drew 763.350.6970 / for pricing details and other inquiries

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by Drew d'Lakes

Two Singles from October 2016 - NEW AND DIFFERENT MUSIC COMING SOON!