Desmond Jones

Desmond Jones is a five-piece funk/rock/jazz fusion band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. With original music written to complement the group's sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, smooth bass lines, funky drum beats, and tasteful saxophone.

Since 2012 this unique group has played with groups like Papadosio, Dopapod, The Werks, Kung Fu, EOTO, Marco Benevento, TAUK, The Verve Pipe, Badfish, Here Come the Mummies, The Main Squeeze and many more. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Charles Mingus, The Band, and Led Zeppelin to name a few.

Desmond Jones puts on exciting and high energy shows and is proud to say that each set list and each song is different from show to show.

Since 2012 this unique group has played with groups like The Werks, Dopapod, Kung Fu, Jimkata, Tauk, The Verve Pipe, Badfish, Fareed Haque, Old Shoe and many more. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Charles Mingus, The Band, and many more.

Desmond Jones puts on exciting and high energy shows and is proud to say that each set list and each song is different from show to show.

Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does their fair share of genre-hopping. Often playing in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion, their sound maintains a melodic center. The group features a wide array of originals and covers in their live sets and puts together dynamic, high-energy shows. Though their music ties in many technical elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. Chirp takes influence from Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Yes, Daft Punk, Vulfpeck, and the The Beatles to name a few.

Chirp has been hard at work since their formation in
2015, playing over 200 shows in 3 years. Their fresh sound has taken them across Michigan and the Midwest to play a large variety of venues and festivals. In addition to several live sets from shows, Chirp has released three live-recorded EPs: "Live from Brownstown" (in-studio, 2016), "Live at Willis Sound" (in-studio, 2017), and “Live at Ann Arbor Summer Festival” (2018). All of which have been met with great reception and have helped along with live performances to build an extremely enthusiastic fan base. Chirp is Jay Frydenlund, Brian Long, Ken Ball, and John Gorine.

Accomplishments : WUMD Radio Battle of The Bands Winner (2018). Performed with Andre Foxxe of Parliament-Funkadelic (2018). Performed at Michigan Peace Festival (2018 headline), Sacred Vibes Music Festival (2017, 18), Buttermilk Jamboree (2018), Ann Arbor Summer Festival (2018), Sweetgrass & Sage Burn Music Festival (2017, 18 headliner), Broken Branch Breakdown (2018 headliner). They have shared the stage with Papadosio, Moon Hooch, Mustard Plug, Joshua Davis, May Erlewine, Broccoli Samurai, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Mister F, Earphorik, Ott, The Macpodz, Marbin, Groovement, Dixon’s Violin, Of The Trees, EGi, The Jauntee, Desmond Jones and more.

Zoofunkyou

Zoofunkyou is a psychedelic stew featuring a Chicago
based bluesy broth, sizzlin' with soul, chunks of funk, and
meaningful melodic lyrics. The electric jams of Zoofü are
guaranteed to tickle the soul, melt the face, and shake the
booty!
Live For Live Music review of our show w/ The Main
Squeeze @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago:
“The Bottom Lounge was filled when showtime rolled
around, and Zoofunkyou got things going with a huge
four-song set opener, including an extended cover of Pink
Floyd’s “Have A Cigar”. Blending their psychedelic-soul
foundation with boogaloo grooves, dueling guitar parts,
bluesy crooning, and catchy melodies, Zoofunkyou had the room bouncing from the moment they hit the stage until they played their final note. Look for this young
ensemble to make some waves in the future—they’ve got
it all.”- Jake Orbach-Smith, Live For Live Music

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