Decoteau Black
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Decoteau Black

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative R&B

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The best kept secret in music

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Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

DECOTEAU BLACK is a grooving and eclectic
Milwaukee-based indie-soul band founded in 2013 by guitarist and vocalist
Decoteau Irby, bassist James Murrell, and drummer John Laws. The three
musicians met at a music jam hosted by James and an immediate musical kinship
formed. Singer-songwriter Decoteau Irbys dark and searching songs are set to
soul-, funk- and jazz-inflected indie-rock sounds. Inspiration for Decoteau Black:  Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Marvin Gaye, Nina
Simone, Stevie Wonder, Wu Tang Clan, Goodie M.O.B., Outkast, and on and on... Decoteau Black draws on a vast
storehouse of Decoteaus original songs, including recordings from his 2012
release A Contagious Spring, re-casting the works into a live sound driven by
James punching bass and Johns funky drums.

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