Saxappeal

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Saxappeal

Saxappeal’s mission is to rekindle the flame between people and music; which is, unfortunately, flickering dim. His hopes are to touch people through his music, in ways they’ve yet to be touched. With focus, determination, positive energy, love, and a passion deeper than anything he can explain, he uses his horn to tell stories, state his opinions, and celebrate the gift of music through love.

Saxappeal: The name itself brings a new image to the music arena. The young saxophonist, born and raised in Detroit, has been playing since the age of 7. In fact, this young bird, barely able to stand on his own two feet, let alone fly solo, was pushed out of the nest (musically speaking), after a mere 6 months of playing his horn. Now, the extraordinary 36-year-old musician brings anxiety, joy, love, pain, passion, and so many more sensations to the stage while performing. Comfortably known as ‘Sax’, he has scoped out his flying territory and has set his sights high.

Saxappeal recently released his 3rd solo project, entitled “Black Gold”, which peaked at #4 on the iTunes Top 100 Jazz Charts, and has surpassed 100,000 streams on Spotify in it’s first 7 weeks of being released.

Saxophonist/educator/producer/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Saxappeal continues to build his brand, as well as his style of music. As a co-founder of Jazz/Soul/R&B group Collective Peace, Saxappeal created compositions and arrangements of a high-energy live performance, as well as a critically acclaimed project entitled, “Introducing Collective Peace.” The album received the following accolades:

•”Introducing Collective Peace” peaked at #13 on the iTunes top 100 Jazz Chart with our first single, “Let The Music Play.”
•album (“Introducing Collective Peace”) peaked to #6 on iTunes Jazz Top Albums.
•album (“Introducing Collective Peace”) became the #1 Jazz album on Google Play for two consecutive weeks.
•received many top ratings from music sites and taste-makers, including Soul Train, Soul Bounce, BBC, Dusty Grooves, WDET’s Chris Campbell, and many many more.
•album received tons of spins overseas, in London, Amsterdam, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, and more.
•signed digital distribution deals with Bling Univercity, Evry Music, Sweet Soul Records, Urban Union, Expansion Records, Tower Records, Sound Signature, and more.

The group has disbanded as of late 2017.

Now a Grammy nominated recording artist, the 2020 Vote For The Best; Jazz/Blues Award recipient, a 2014 Detroit Music Award nominee for entertainer of the year, and a 2013 Crain’s Detroit Business “20 in their 20’s” Award recipient, Michigan Chronicle’s “40 under 40” Award recipient, and a “Who’s Who in Black Detroit” Award recipient, this ambitious young artist has traveled from coast to coast, performing from intimate venues in Detroit, to sold out arenas in Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Aruba, Dallas, Minnesota, Atlanta, New York, and Europe, just to name a few.

His first trip to New
York was to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall at the age of 17.
Saxappeal has also been performing with Granny Award winning
artist, Dwele (also a Detroit native musician/singer/songwriter) since 2005. Saxappeal has also toured with R&B vocalist, K’Jon, France born duo Les Nubians, R&B legend Leon Ware, London’s own powerhouse duo Floetry, Grammy nominated Indie-Soul artist, Eric Roberson, currently touring with keyboardist/producer Zo!, and Carmen Rodgers (of The Foreign Exchange), and is also currently touring with Charlie Wilson (11 time Grammy nominated vocalist, and former lead singer of The GAP Band), who’s opening for Bruno Mars’ XXIVk (24 karat) Magic Tour.

Saxappeal is also endorsed by PJLA Music’s saxophone company, Sax Dakota (www.SaxDakota.com), Danté Neck Straps (www.dantestraps.com), Be Wooden Bow Ties (www.BeWooden.com), Harry Hartmann’s Fiberreeds
(www.Fiberreeds.com) Drake Mouthpieces. (www.drakemouthpieces.com), Applied Music Technology Microphones (http://www.appliedmicrophone.com) Gard Bags (www.gardbags.com), Silverstein Ligatures (http://www.silversteinworks.com), and Ultimate Ears (www.ultimateears.com). In efforts to form his own style,
which he calls ‘SaxSoul’, Saxappeal’s music is diverse with a blend of
jazz, hip-hop, soul, and R & B. This young artist has truly been
humbled by his opportunities and eagerly awaits more.

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Past Mousetrap Concerts:

Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

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Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.

Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. The award-winning six-piece band includes some of the area’s most revered and accomplished musicians. Inspired by Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal – to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.

The magic of their live show caught the attention of producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), who joined with the band to record their third full-length album. Their most ambitious project to date, Running From Love was recorded at Nashville’s historic Sound Emporium, and once again features Hoyer’s trademark vocals and the band’s signature groove. The album was released on April 8, 2016, on Silver Street Records, and is available on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

“If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove.” – No Depression

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Past Mousetrap Concerts:

SONS of F.U.N.K.

SONS of F.U.N.K.

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SONS of F.U.N.K.

Bringing the funk to the people all through out the galaxy!!

Ricardo Lewis, (born in Anderson, IN, now residing in Ohio) has been playing drums since a very early age, starting out in the church, and playing with dozens of bands in the gospel, as well as the top 40 circuits in the midwestern U.S. growing up.

He started playing drums with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All-Stars in 1997, and in 2012 Rico retired from the seminal funk group. Rico has played on six continents with George and P-Funk in his over a decade long tenure, and has played with a virtual “who’s who” in music today, everyone from Phish to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Lenny Kravitz, to Bernie Worrell, Rico has a massive tour book. His credits include Woodstock 99, Montreaux Jazz 04, Nice Jazz 06, Roskilde Fest 06, Fuji Fest 00, and hundreds of others. He has played to millions and millions of people, some festival shows reaching the hundreds of thousands. He has also appeared with P-Funk televised on the Jerry Lewis telethon, and MTV all over the world. Rico also played drums and sang as a founding member of the internationally recognized Hip Hop/Funk group Children of Production. The group had one studio offering which sold all over the world, and the group toured the U.S, Europe and Africa, opening up for George Clinton.

This was not Rico’s first foray into hip hop however. He was a founding member of Blacked out Camp, and Children of Production, as well as his own funk/hip hop group Varsity Squad, and many more. Rico also ran his own We Man Studios in Connecticut from 2005 – 2012, and since moving back to the Midwest and reconnecting with his roots in the Indiana and now Ohio areas, continues to work with his own large stable of Hip Hop and R&B artists from the northeast, midwest, and west coast alike. Rico founded Sons Of F.U.N.K in January 2012, and plays a vital part of the monstrous Funk Mob. He has played everything from drums to keyboards, with the up and coming funk tribe, as well as his own unique animated vocal work.

Rico Lewis is one of the best drummers in the world, bar none. His talent, and multi-faceted abilities (he does play drums, bass, guitar, keys, percussion, programming, engineer, rap and sing after all), and has keen ear and eye for other talent is obvious. His groove is all his own, though often copied, but never truly copped. Rico Lewis has a bouncing, infectious pocket that no other drummer can match.

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Past Mousetrap Concerts:

Native Sun Presents: Ed Lanier & Mr. Kinetik – Friday, November 9th

Native Sun Presents: Ed Lanier & Mr. Kinetik - Friday, November 9th

Come on out and party with us! DJ Shawshank will be keeping the party live between sets! Pull Up!

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November 9, 2018 09:00 PM
November 10, 2018 03:00 AM
America/Indianapolis
Fri, Nov 09, 2018 [74]
Native Sun Presents: Ed Lanier & Mr. Kinetik – Friday, November 9th
The Mousetrap Bar & Grill 5565 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46220