Manic Focus is the beat-bumpinâ€™ project of John â€œJmaCâ€ McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone thatâ€™s entirely his own.
Heartbyrne is the world`s premier Talking Heads tribute band playing songs from the complete catalog in the style of Stop Making Sense.
Hailing from the Dirty South musical mecca of Atlanta, GA, Voodoo Visionaryâ€™s improvisational funk dance music balances a tight, grooving rhythm section with soulful organ, funky clavinet, screaming synthesizers, jazz fusion guitar licks, and moving vocals to create a sound the group calls psychofunk. Influenced by a wide array of artists from Parliament Funkadelic and the Meters to the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band to Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, Voodoo Visionary has a uniquely blended sound thatâ€™s guaranteed to put the ‘oogie in yo boogie.
Over the past twenty years, composer / guitarist / vocalist Josh Pearson has created a growing network and fanbase in the jam band culture. He is a founding member of Moving Matter, Phish tribute A Live One & Talking Heads tribute HeartByrne.