Hailing from the purple city, Minneapolis, MN, The Sweatband gladly takes part in the revolution to keep the funk rock Minneapolis sound alive and well, something that one of their influences Prince helped create. Founded by smooth jazz saxophonist turned funk rocker, Danny Q, the band features a super group of all Minnesota-based musicians including core members Scott Muellenberg (bass), Ke’Andre Mack (drums) and Jimmy Bayard (guitar). They’ll quickly have your body moving and your head beading with sweat with their combination of feel good funk, heavy grooves and high-voltage rock n’ roll with just the right amount of throwback (chucks, track suit and tape desk not required but strongly recommended). The Sweatband debuted at world renowned Minneapolis venue First Ave on the main stage, opening for bluegrass band, KindCountry, completely captivating the packed house and leaving them literally shouting for more (“funk me hard!” – man in the front row). They will be releasing their debut album, Sweating 2ThaFunk, on Friday, November 1 in their hometown at The Cabooze.

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