"THE SOUP" - er American Happy Fun Good-Time Jamband
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"THE SOUP" - er American Happy Fun Good-Time Jamband

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"The Super American Happy Fun Good Time Band"

(This was when we went by our "Old" Name)

As would soon become the daily custom, those close enough to the stages to hear music were awakened to the great practical joke (or so we hope) of Seal's 1991 pop hit "Crazy." The first full day of music was packed with new bands as well as heavy hitters. Super American Happy Fun Good-Time Jamband piqued the interest of many people scouring the daily schedule with by far the longest, most obscure name on the bill. It turned out the boys from the South Side of Chicago did not stray too far from the band's descriptive name. The happy, full sound of "The Super" boasted great instrumentation, percussion and good overall stage presence, receiving great praise from a packed Saloon Stage in response to an accurate cover of the Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime." -BH - Jambase


Our full length album "The Super American Happy Fun Good-Time Jamband" by "The Soup" was just released as a download on Snocap. It can be purchased at http:/www.happyfunjamband.com

"the Self Titled Ep" Released in December 2007
you can hear instant audio at www.myspace.com/happyfunjamband



We changed our name to "The Soup" from The Super American Happy Fun Good Time Band.

We were featured in The "On The Rise" Section of the June 2008 Issue of Relix Magazine. And Were Featured in the compilation disc of the July Issue as well.

August 9th 2009, will be playing and 18+ at The Park West.

"THE SOUP - er American Happy Fun Good-Time Jamband" are a bunch of cool dudes who like to have fun and perform music. The band plays a wide variety of musical styles that are intended to stimulate ones feet into a dance like motion. TSAHFGTJB is noted for having different sets of music each performance which range from rock, funk,bluegrass, disco, fusion, latin, jazz, and electronica.

In 2007 they performed at The 10,000 Lakes Festival, The Wakarusa Festival, and opened for Jake Cinninger and Kris Myers of Umphrey's Mcgee with Jack Straw.

They started off as an an experiment in improvisation for local jam musicians. Every week they would put together a different lineup and see how the jams would change from show to show. As of 2007 a solid lineup had formed and now try to play outside of their weekly gig.

Members of the following groups have sat in with us: Jack Straw , Cornmeal, Speargrass, Leadfoot , Treologic , SeepeopleS , Seven Facets, Terrapin Flyer , Doctor Don And The Boogie Monsters, Blimp, Hack N Wheeze, The Chicago Afrobeat Project, etc....