The New Congress

The New Congress

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

In order to fully grasp what The New Congress is all about and what they bring to the table you must experience a live show, which are usually packed with fans of all age, race, and creed. There is certain energy among these musicians that cannot be described but only realized.


Hailing from Minneapolis, this eight-member band has blazed the stage with their unique blend of Pop, Funk, Hip Hop, and Rock in major venues and colleges across the globe. Their latest album, "Anguish, Love & Romance" has already created a buzz around the world. The record highlights 14 innovative songs and features international superstars, Talib Kweli & Twista. The New Congress have performed alongside some of the hottest artists in the industry including Prince, New Boyz, Faith Evans, Dwele, and The Pharcyde, to name a few. The First Single, "Anguish, Love & Romance" Featuring Talib Kweli, reached #1 on college radio play lists across the US and Canada in November, 2009.

Related Appearances and Accomplishments:
NACA/College Performances: NACA Showcase / Birmingham
Iowa State University, GA Southern University, UW-Superior, UM-Duluth
University of Minnesota, NDSU, UW-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin, MacNally Smith College of Music, etc...
Performance for the Troops / Iraq / 2 weeks / 2010
Performance at the Los Angeles Music Awards, endorsed by Best Buy 2006
"R&B Single of the Year" Los Angeles Music Awards
"Independent Artist of the Year" Los Angeles Music Awards
BB King Club, Time Square / NY, NY
Music Box Theater, Hollywood, CA
2008 "Best R&B" Artist, Minneapolis, MN
Recorded at The Hit Factory, Miami, FL
Wakarusa Music Festival, Lawrence, KS
Bella Soul Music Festival, Geneva, MN


Anguish Love & Romance
First single: "Anguish Love & Romance," Feat: Talib Kweli, Radio: 96.3FM (B-96); Minneapolis, MN.
Currently topping the College radio charts nation wide.

Everybody Gets Up!
(winner of Minnesota Music Awards for best R&B band and best R&B recording; L.A. Music Awards for best Neosoul band and best R&B/soul single of the year for "Make You Move"

Set List

TNC performs original songs, and plays a couple cover songs each set. Covers include hits from artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Rolling Stones, John Legend, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and many more. Keep in mind, we're an original group with our own unique style/sound, and put our own funky twist on everything. Our music gets the ladies to the dance floor, and the crowds through the doors!