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South of 80 is comprised of Chicago musicians with a long history in the local music scene. SOUTH OF 80 is simply put, a cover band with influences from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Counting Crows, The Killers, Pearl Jam and U2.
SOUTH OF 80 has been involved with local and national charities and non-for-profits since it’s inception two years ago, and continues to donate their time and musical talents for worthy causes all over Chicago.
“These guys squeeze more out of keyboards, bass and drums than any trio you’ll find anywhere!” Russ Davis, MOJA Radio
Fusing a mix of funk, rock, jazz, and more, Spare Parts is a Chicago based group rapidly gaining international acclaim. An eclectic list of influences ranging from Weather Report to The Beatles fuel the creative engines of Spare Parts, both live and in the studio. In addition to their successful weekly residence at Alive One Chicago, the band has played at festivals from Wakarusa and Summer Camp, to Festival de Jazz in Lima, Peru to name a few. Spare Parts is sought after in every type of market, pleasing the discerning ears of music aficionados and wowing listeners alike. “These three can lay down some serious funk, whether it be the kind meant to get you on the dance floor, or the kind that makes you tap your foot while your mouth is left gaping,” says Paul Abella of WDCB Radio.
The band’s broad musical scope has landed them opening spots for acts such as George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Liquid Soul, Wayne Krantz, Fareed Haque, Garage a Trois, Marco Benevento, and many more. Spare Parts has also shared the stage with artists including bassist Victor Wooten, SNL/Tower of Power saxophonist Lenny Picket, Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terrence Higgins.
Spare Parts recently released their finest work to date on their album, “Bright Minor”. The tracks receive regular airplay on jazz DJ Russ Davis’s “MOJA Radio,” WXRT, WDCB, and other fine independent stations across the country. The band’s previous two albums “Trio” (2009), “Exit 54” (2003) and “Brain Candy” (2006) have sold out of physical copies and enjoy continued radio play.
Spare Parts remains focused on expanding musical boundaries while attracting new listeners from all walks of life, leaving them thirsty for more. See you at the next show!