FreddyDeBoe

FreddyDeBoe

BandR&BFunk

Soul Squad is an intense fusion of funk/r&b/soul/jazz. We are all about bringing positive energy to the crowd and making them groove to our funky sound. Raised on a old school musical background as well as new school techniques, our grooves appeals to audiences of all ages and tastes.

Biography

SoulSquad is an intense fusion of funk/r&b/soul/jazz. We are all about bringing positive energy to the crowd and making them groove to our funky sound. Raised on a old school background with new school techniques, our grooves appeals to audiences of all ages and tastes.
SoulSquad consists of a variety of younger talented musicians hailing from the Milwaukee area. Saxophonist Freddy DeBoe now resides in Boston, MA, where he studies at Berklee College of Music with such teachers and mentors as Walter Beasley, Kenwood Dennard, and Dave Samuels. Recently graduating from Berklee, drummer Jack DeBoe resides on the east coast, playing for such artists as Vudoo Soul, Kevin So, and Will Champlin. Electric bassist Garrett McGinn resides in Milwaukee and studies privately with Tod Stelmaszewski, where his background in funk, jazz and classical gives him an eclectic style to draw from, keeping the low end groovy. Mike Skauge, entering his second year at Roosevelt University in Chicago with a Jazz Studies (Piano) major concentration, has performed throughout the world in festivals in Italy and the Netherlands as well as playing extensively in the Midwest.
SoulSquad have also collaborated with local Milwaukee artists and acts, including Mark Davis and Berkeley Fudge at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and the Eclectic Allstars, being featured for its fourth year primetime at the Third Ward Jazz Festival. Keeping their musical tastes eclectic, influences to the SoulSquad’s sound include classic artists such as James Brown, Sly Stone, and Herbie Hancock, as well as new artists such as Soulive, Kenny Garrett, and Joshua Redman.

Discography

coming soon!?

Set List

Sets can flexibly range from 30min-2hrs, consisting of an array of funky originals as well as soulful classic covers.

Set List 3rd Ward Festival '06:
Ideofunk
Matinee Idol
Have A Good Time
Hit it and Quit it
If You Want Me To Stay
Your Only Way
I Love Every Little Thang
Jesus Children

Set Break

Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Aint It the Truth
Cannonball
Sing A song of Song
Whatever It Is
Greasy G
Breakout
Bop Drop

Encore

Spank A Lee
Tighten Up