Figureheads

Figureheads

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"Figureheads clearly carry a weight not readily available in much of music today...Tracksmith's beats create a hypnotic layer - a groove that sucks you in to engage with the double headed dragon of the two MCs: Jer1 and Peg-Leg Greg." Nathan Johnson (composer for films Brick, and the Brothers Bloom)

Biography

Figureheads is composed of 3 artists from the Midwest: MC Jer1 (Milwaukee), Peg-Leg Greg (Madison) and The Tracksmith (Minneapolis). Fusing a passion for hip hop music and electronica, they created a unique sound that has bridged the gap between genres and generations. After their experimental debut 'Configurations' dropped in 2003, they began creating music for a broader audience, kids included. They now have albums crafted for many audiences in both the education and entertainment scenes and have performed for over 300,000 people in the last 3 years as well as moving 25,000 units independently. With music for pre-K through high-school, they run a nonprofit that creates and performs award-winning (Parent's Choice Gold Award 2007 for best album) original hip hop music for youth as well as teaching music production and songwriting in schools (www.figureheadsinc.org). All the while they have continued creating for the college and club scenes, winning the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award (WAMI) two years in a row for best hip hop act in the state and receiving consistent local radio play for their single "Specks of Light" on 88nine Radio Milwaukee (www.radiomilwaukee.org). After a total of 8 releases (the latest being "Fire in the Soul," a CD for teens and beyond) they are set to debut what is shaping up to be their magnum opus: "Freedom Music." Stay tuned.

Discography

Configurations, Life & Depth, Self-Titled, Freedom Music (upcoming)
Singles: "Specks of Light" and "If" receive steady play on local radio (88nine radio milwaukee)

Set List

Typical Set List:
Who's that Kid?
The Spark
Broken Hearts
Specks of Light
Improv/Freesyle
Traintalk
Set Length: anywhere from 45 minute to 1.5 hours