Strange Arrangement is a funky boogie dance adventure with elements of progressive rock and jazz. The quartet has been touring extensively, developing a devout fan base with their quirky and unique live performances. Leaving little time to catch your breath, a Strange Arrangement show runs the gamut from funny sing along infectious grooves to haunting progressive rock style jams.
Strange Arrangement has shared the stage with bands such as Umphrey's McGee, The New Mastersounds, Cornmeal, Future Rock, Marco Benevento, Great American Taxi, Outformation, Drop Q, The Ragbirds, The Macpodz, Papadosio, UV Hippo and many others. S.A. regularly plays at venues in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa such as Martyrs' Chicago, The House of Blues Chicago, The Canopy Club Champaign, Lafayette Theater Lafayette, IN, the Park Theater, Holland, MI, The Abbey Chicago, Bell's Brewery Kalamazoo, MI, The Mousetrap in Indianapolis, IN, 902's Bloomington, IN, while venturing into further states to expand their touring area. Festival performances have included Summer Camp 2010 Music Festival, Hoxeyville Music Festival 2010, North Coast Music Festival 2010, Hookahville 2010 Music Festival, along with artists such as Umphrey's Mcgee, Great American Taxi, The New Mastersounds, Cornmeal, the Rhythm Devils, Moe, Gov't Mule, Victor Wooten, STS9, the Disco Biscuits and many others.
Hettinga describes the style of S.A. as progressive psychedelic funk pop. “We have a lot of different influences between us and what we try to do is bring them together into tightly knit, well crafted songs that somehow go from folk/indie to progressive funk fusion, meeting in the middle somewhere to create a new path.”
Hettinga adds, “When creating a setlist for the evening, we always include some musical jokes and rarities to break things up and keep the performance fresh. Our relationship with our audience is based around the idea of creating a moment in time where one can laugh, dance, sing, and connect with us and the music. A Strange show will push the limits of jazz and rock while creating a progressive hybrid of rock and funk soundscapes.”
Jim Conry- gtr, vox
Kevin Barry-bass, vox
Bob Parlier- drums, vox
Side x Side LP
Strange Arrangement EP
"Best of" catorgory of up and coming bands
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Strange Arrangement's musicianship and songwriting puts them in the "best of" category of up and com...Strange Arrangement's musicianship and songwriting puts them in the "best of" category of up and coming bands. Equally deft at intricate arrangements and memorable melodies, this young band has loads of promise (with a devout fanbase to back it up), and the live shows are always an exhilarating experience. If you're a talent buyer, book them now, and if you're a fan......go hear this amazing band for yourself."
- Joel Cummins, Keyboards and vocals, Umphrey's Mcgee
Side x Side: A recipe for success..
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"The way I see Strange Arrangement's debut album Side X Side being made is more like a recipe than a..."The way I see Strange Arrangement's debut album Side X Side being made is more like a recipe than a process. A pinch of hard rock, a dash of jazz, spoonfuls of funk, and top it off with a whole lot of improv-jam and you'll get a delicious mix that could only come out of the Midwest's greatest city." Ryan Walters
- (DJ Pretentious) WIDR 89.1FM Kalamazoo, MI
Static, Steal Your Heart, MO, Pegasus, Side x Side, Truth, Pockets, Small Town, Reason, 3am,Spring Rock, Truth, Losing Control, Sewer, labels, Hall Pass, Coming Home, Certain & Severe, Let It Go, Chi-Town, etc. Covers we've done are: Cheap Sunglasses, ZZTop..Camarillo Brillo, Frank Zappa, Cross-eyed Mary, Jethro Tull..The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby,..
We usually play two 1:30 sets.
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