Local bands Stampy and Low Spark both offer a groovy, jam-focused sounds, and consist of members of other popular area bands including Terrapin Flyer, SMOKER, and the Great Sky Band. The bands will perform with Tenderbros at Martyrs' in June.
What We Say
Stampy is a mutation of several already established Chicago-scene acts. The diversity of musical styles combined with the longstanding friendships of Stampy's members contributes to a new and upcoming flavor of music that will soon be served at a venue near you.Stampy's sound is produced by an eclectic cast of musicians from Chicago groups In La Kesh, Terrapin Flyer, SMOKER, The Great Sky Band, Doug Shotwell and the Right Hand Band, The Dancehall Twigs, The Dropper, The Localvores, and The Blind Staggers. With influences spanning multiple genres and artists, Stampy's original material travels many musical avenues. From soulful grooves to high energy dual guitar solos, Stampy brings a versatile set to the table that is sure to please a variety of palates. Stampy is about to finish up their debut LP with Treehouse Records, set to release sometime late summer 2016.Low Spark, they're called... A relentlessly grooving musical force based out of Chicago, IL. Drawing from a wide range of influences, they deliver a contemporary fusion of sound characterized by melodic hooks, deep funk tones and extended high-energy solos. Known for their collaborative spirit and electrifying live performances, Low Spark is breaking boundaries as a highly original, progressive act. Low Spark has shared bills with the likes of Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Robert Walter, The Main Squeeze, TAUK, New Sound Underground, Marcus Rezak, Chris Bullock, Blackalicious, Monophonics, Euforchestra, Gene Ween, and many others.The tenderbros are Paul Roots, Evan DePue, and Michael Kostal. You may recognize these names from Chicago bands Smoker, Pet Peeve, More Killer, All Things Lucid, and Gladell. The trio aims to tenderize your mind by savoring the juicy grooves until properly digested. While some of their songs have developed forms, at the core is the freedom of improvisation. They are not limited by genre but there are healthy servings of rock, funk, and world music in their instrumentals.
Stampy perform "A Drop Of Rain" at The Double Door.