Our influences are simply what we live and what we see. Be it thrills or disappointments, it all goes into the music.


In order to become a genuine rock & roll band, you need more than just guitars, vocals, or a catchy chorus line. The individuals involved must live in the music they compose, and strive for the chance to be able to convey this to an audience. STATE of MIND has become such a band over their nine years of practicing and performing. With roots that stem from jazz to blues influences, STATE of MIND has used their musically diverse background to incorporate various genres into their own work. Being able to integrate instruments like the saxophone, trumpet, and even the occasional rock tuba, has allowed this group to create their own unique style of alternative rock & roll.

STATE of MIND has recently made some pretty major changes in location, which has also provided positive changes in their music. After having band members living throughout Wisconsin and some into Minnesota, the band has recently moved from their origins in Central Wisconsin to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band has now been able to pursue a sound that is reflective of their individual lives, interests, and backgrounds, and are working on molding these ideas into one. STATE of MIND is currently working on a new album that is due out by the summer of 2010.


2003 - Amped85 - Fiddlerfish
2005 - AEF
2006 - AEF
2008 - STATE of MIND - 4 Track Demo
2010 - STATE of MIND - (to be released)

Set List

STATE of MIND's typical show is 4 hours with 3-15 minute breaks in between sets. They can fill all four hours with covers, or play a 2 hour show with just originals. The covers range from classic rock singles to sing-along acoustic numbers and blues, featuring their horn section and harmonica. If your club or venue is looking for an all out classic rock & blues cover band, or an original STATE of MIND set, STATE of MIND is your band.

Can't Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones
Drift Away-Dobie Gray
Give Me One Reason-Tracy Chapman
Knocking on Heavens Door-Bob Dylan
Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen
Feel Like Making Love-Bad Company
Stacy's Mom-Fountains of Wayne
Joker-Steve Miller Band
Last Dance With Mary Jane-Tom Petty
What I Like About You-The Romantics
Hey Girl-OAR
Breakfast at Tiffany's-Deep Blue Something
With A Little Help From My Friends-Beatles
Cumbersome-Seven Mary Three
Are You Gonna Be My Girl-Jet
Stand By Me/Bea