“Simpson’s raspy, dynamic voice is larger than life” – MPR
The Mae Simpson Band blurs the lines between a wide range of influences. Fueled by the depth and energy of funk and rock, they take their hooks from the melodies of R&B and folk. The band is led and named after Mae Simpson whose “voice is larger than life — but not as large as her uncontainable energy that radiates from the stage” – Helen Teague – Minnesota Public Radio
Known for their intense and exciting live shows, the band has an immediate impact that favors the human connection between the musicians and the audience. Active since 2018, the band started out by securing opening slots for acts like Dermot Kennedy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and more. Since then they have become a powerful headlining presence in the Twin Cities and beyond, playing notable stages like First Avenue, Fillmore Mpls, Basilica Block Party, and Blue Ox Festival. If you are a fan of artists such as Alabama Shakes, Lake Street Dive and Bruce Springsteen, Mae Simpson is right up your alley.
After bringing their quick-witted sonic expressionism and powerful song catalog to audiences all around the country for the past two years, Zoofunkyou has solidified itself as a consistently tantalizing group to follow. Based in Chicago, their gumbo of finely crafted musical elements is a recipe that we’ve been working to perfect since 2013. Zoofunkyou is dedicated to spreading love through music and creating inclusive events where people from all walks of life can feel safe and bring the emotional gratitude the band exudes from the stage home with them.
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