The Heavy Pets

The Heavy Pets (THP) are an American band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz-funk, nu-disco and reggae-fusion with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix, the Pets are known for their soulful song-craft and powerhouse live performances of their infectious dance songs.

The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale (2007), driven by hit tracks “Operation of Flight” and “Sleep.” First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, the cross-over sound that is showcased on their self-titled album (2010), which was dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots for their third studio release, Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. Featuring a three song sit-in by longtime Jerry Garcia collaborator David Grisman, the album presents a fresh perspective from the ever-evolving quintet. THP and SOPTS were produced and recorded by multi-platinum, Grammy and Oscar Award-winner Scott Mathews and mastered by Grammy Award-winner Vlado Meller.

Following the intensive recording sessions of their previous two releases, the Pets were eager to produce a raw product more true to their notorious live sound while adapting to the current recorded music market. That desire is where the Everywhere Sessions was born. Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 EP was recorded in the AURA Music Events Studio in two takes with zero overdubbing or editing and features three previously unreleased tracks from three different song-writers and three different eras. The next Everywhere Session release is slated for Spring 2013. These recordings are available for FREE download at

MY BOY ELROY is the jaw-dropping Chicago-based DJ/Beat-Boxer of the world famous Acid Jazz pioneering group & Grammy nominated live act, Liquid Soul. His passion & dedication to his craft along w/his unique presentation quickly led him to open for a sold out show @The Riviera for the one & only Massive Attack. He’s shared the bill w/legendary greats of our times such as B.B. King & Stevie Wonder!

Since early 2000′s MY BOY ELROY has been an intricate part of the nation-wide collective, Every Starving Artists Productions (aka ESA), he’s currently the only mid-west representative. MY BOY ELROY is also the Music Director & DJ for the amazing Midnight Circus. He’s also making serious waves as part of the dynamic tag-team duo Dextrous Roy & as a member of the explosive show Digital Tape Machine, all while remaining the recording & touring DJ for Liquid Soul. Combining performance tactics with DJing his show is nothing to deny and sets a new standard for musical quality and entertainment value.

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