Kurkle is the leader of the band and it shows in the way everyone jumps to attention when he calls out a command, however quietly he speaks. For Esme, there is something odd and vaguely unsettling about the way she feels when he looks at her, as if he knows more about her than someone should when two people had only just met. He is intensely serious, but he has a friendly smile that flickers on and off in a reassuring way. His eyes, however, seem to hide a mystery, as if he is covering up a deep well of secret knowledge. In terms of instruments, as the band points out, Kurkle can very well play anything he likes - he is that good. But, generally, he moves between the electric guitar and the flute.