SLuMP

SLuMP

BandRockPop

We're a Rock/Pop band that really digs playing family friendly settings. We play mostly covers w/ some originals and all are brimming with middle-class suburban angst. We invite kid interaction to fun & quirky music & we really get young & old alike to tap toes, groove together and have a great time

Biography

In 2002, two dads got the kids to sleep and broke out their dusty old guitars to bang out some tunes. One thing lead to another, new members joined and SLuMP was formed. Although SLuMP had fun and found success playing top Chicago music venues, their hearts were set on playing sets their kids could enjoy. In addition to the core SLuMPsters, the band has made steps to create a community of south side guest musicians (our superfriends) who frequently join the band by adding vocals, harmonica, percussion, saxophone and additional keys. This dynamic brings a great energy to live shows, which are currently almost exclusively in family friendly settings. Furthermore, SLuMP has taken it a step further to encourage kids to partcipate while at the shows. SLuMP shows often feature kids on percussion instruments (e.g. cowbell and maracas), doing art to be displayed on stage and/or running the light show and dancing. As anybody who has ever seen a Disney or Pixar film knows, playing to the kids is essential but there also has to be something for the adults. As such, we play music that the adults appreciate. We do not play Barney music. Instead, we have a great time playing music from the 60's on up to the present and our set-lists are always full of surprises. We'd like to think that our efforts, coupled with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, will get the young generations liking quality, well-written classic rock and pop music, - maybe to the degree that there Ipods will feature music of their parent's generation. It could happen...

Discography

none to date outside of demo discs

Set List

These are songs played at gigs over the last 6-12 months in no particular order...

Hit Me Baby (rocking version) - Britney Spears
Surrender - Cheap Trick
The Break Up Song - The Greg Kihn Band
Wonderful World (crunched up)- Sam Cooke
Independence Blues - Moby
Not Your Stepping Stone - The Monkees
Let It Be (done Reggae style) - The Beatles
Church of the Poison Mind - Culture Club
Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
Keep on Rocking in the Free World - Neil Young
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
The Kids Are Alright - The Who
I Got You - Slit Enz
Stay Up Late - Talking Heads
Rock and Roll All Night - Kiss
London Calling - The Clash
Proud Mary - Creedance
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Steady As She Goes - Raconteurs
Little Red Corvette - Prince
No Surrender - Bruce Springsteen
Ball and Chain - Social Distortion