"Funkify Your Life"

The Big Payback is a hard-hitting Funk/Rock/R&B band featuring the soulful vocals of Leah Isabel Tirado and a smoking horn section. Exploring everything from funk-laden and world-beat originals to soul and R&B classics, The Payback will leave the crowd as exhausted as the musicians themselves. Recent accolades include:

· Winner of 3 Madison Area Music Awards in 2012

· Isthmus Band-to-Band Champions in 2011

· Creators of Heid Music Jingle

· Large web presence and mailing list

· Full length, all original album “Overture”

The Big Payback brings together some of the Midwest’s finest musicians, each offering a wide array of experiences helping to create a unique and infectious sound. These musicians can also be heard performing with Youngblood Brass Band, Harmonious Wail, Reels Green, Weapons of Mass Defunktion, Gadjo Players, Grupo Candela, and Vic Ferrari. In addition, The Payback proudly teaches, giving master classes and performances at schools throughout the Midwest.

Between The Big Payback’s collaborative compositional process highlighting the talents of each musician, their raw live sound, and their non-stop high-energy show, The Payback is a much-needed dimension in today’s music scene.

Payback is a party you won’t want to miss.

Electric Spanking

Riding in on a majestic steed with a psychedelic sound scape-coat, Electric Spanking takes the genre of "jam" to a new realm. Blurring lines between funk, rock, pop, and hippy-hulu-hooping riffs and taking lessons from powerhouses such as Phish, The Meters, Average White Band, and Barry White, this 5-piece group has it all. What began as a funky side-project of the local Madison band Baghdad Scuba Review, quickly morphed into a "saxy" good time. Electric Spanking has graced stages all over Wisconsin (dabbling a bit at festivals in Minnesota), playing a variety of tunes, from funktastic covers to tasty-licked originals. True innovation is born of Electric Spanking's provocation.

Tuesday Night Squad

Tuesday Night Squad was born out of an affinity of funk and jazz organ trio music. Soulive being one of the most popular modern examples, a group of Madison, WI funksters got together to play some "soulive tunes." The repertoire has grown from there, but has it's roots deeply sewn into the traditions of organ trios.

Mad City Funk

MadCity Funk is a Madison, Wisconsin based musical group that plays R&B, Funk, Blues, and Rock with power and finesse. Formed in 2012, they are a band that brings together five versatile musicians from varied musical backgrounds with over 100 years of combined musical experience. They play classic songs by artists such as the Temptations, James Brown, the Commodores, Kool & the Gang, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder, along with a few of their own compositions. MadCity Funk is an energetic, dance-oriented group that loves to perform at nightclubs, weddings, charity events, and festivals. They bring the funk; you bring your dancing shoes.

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