Hailing from Chicago, EGi is an experimental funk group with a young, energetic spirit and feel. Pushing the limits of improvisation, writing and performing, EGi displays great versatility and a progressive appreciation for many genres.
Fusing funk, rock, and instrumental post-rock into something that feels both familiar and new, EGi leaves no one disappointed. Young and driven, EGi is breaking musical ground with every turn.
From folk to funk! Original songs and jams to original takes on a variety of covers, is what you will hear at one of Derick Howard’s shows!
He performs solo as a “One Man Jam Band” by using an audio sampler to record (Live) loop tracks on his guitar, bass, hand percussion, and vocals to make the sound of a full band.
This “One Man Jam Band” has performed official after parties for acts like Robert Randolf, Victor Wooten, and The Wailers. He has opened up for acts like Gov’t Mule, Eoto, Ekoostik Hookah, Future Rock, and Zach Deputy. He has performed along side acts such as Michael Franti, Keller Williams, The Dark Star Orchestra, Arrested Development, and has performed at festivals including Hyperion(IN)x3, MojoStock(IN), Wuhnurth(IN), Terrapin Hill Harvest Fest(KY), Snuggleween(KY)x2, Hoodilidoo(MI)x2, Resonance(OH)(x2), Tribal Connection(OH)x2, Hoopla In The Hills(OH)x3, Hookahville(OH)x7, multiple different performance art fests(Kinetic Fire(OH)x3, Flow Motion(IN), Flow Down(IN-IL)x2, So. Ill. Flow(IL), and at Good People Good Times Music Festival of which Derick puts on and has headlined along with acts like Turbo Suit, The Main Squeeze, Ekoostik Hookah, Rumpke Mountain Boys, and UV Hippo.
Derick has performed at all types of events and venues besides festivals and official after parties. From The Hard Rock Cafe’s in Chicago and Louisville to restaurants like Apple Bee’s, Texas Roadhouse, Max & Erma’s, and over a dozen locations of the Jimmy Buffet chain Cheeseburger In Paradise. As well as many private events and public events for universities like I.U. and Ball State. Derick has also performed many benefits such as The Relay For Life, The MS Walk, Rock For Riley, and community fundraisers.
Although he performs mainly around the Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky area, he has performed as far east as Maryland, as far south as Miami, FL., and as far west as California.
Vibe & Direct
3-piece powerhouse Vibe & Direct is an ever-evolving musical fusion, landing somewhere on the spectrum between rock, dance and electronic music. The trio performs with a rhythmic pulse, known for their dynamic dance parties and smiling faces. The boys released their debut EP – Psychadelevator – in 2013, followed by their second EP – Lavish Peasant – in October of 2015. They released their first full-length album – Chrysanthemum – in February of 2017.
With a sound that is driven by their primitive bond, the boys spend most of their time deep in jam, and touring the US in the salmon can. Consistently traveling throughout the Northeast, Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast, Vibe has made stops at festivals like Rootwire, Mad Tea Party Jam, Domefest, and the Werkout. Living lucky enough to spread their sounds near and far, the trio chases everyday with their eyes on he horizon.