DETOUR (1982-1992) an original music band based in San Francisco, performed and recorded music influenced by rock, jazz, poetry and improvisation. Conceptually influenced by Edgar Ulmer’s 1945 film noir classic of the same name, DETOUR ventured into a wide variety of genres with unexpected detours.

Detour band photo

Dennis Mackler (saxophones/keyboards), Paul Mills (guitar), Shof Beavers (drums, synthesizer), Kirk Lumpkin (vocals, percussion), and Mark Randall (bass).

Detour poem by Kirk

Detour with Bana Witt photo

David Andrews (bass), Paul Mills (guitar), Bana Witt (vocals), Kirk Lumpkin (drums), Dennis Mackler (saxophones/keyboards) 1984.