Ayvah is a collection of jazz-trained musicians and hip-hop lovers rooted in soul; as they combine all of these influential and eclectic sounds, Ayvah has emerged as a jazz-funk, neo-soul band. Ayvah creates music from a wide base of inspiration, including love, heartbreak, coming of age, sexuality, poetry, nature and more. Minneapolis/Saint Paul based, Ava McFarlane (lead vocals), Sam Rosenstone (keys), Ethan Yeshaya (bass), Joey C. Hays (drums) and Andy Schupp (guitar) bring a strong sense of artistry and collaboration, thus creating a sound that’s intriguing to all music tastes.
Seaberg is a hip-hop, alt-jazz, and neo-soul band featuring multi-instrumentalist Taylor Seaberg, bassist Justin Halverson, and drummer Jay Weiler. Under their former name of “People Will Dance,” Seaberg’s in-studio performance of their song “Vibes” was featured in City Pages’ Local Frames and the Local Current blog’s Friday Five music video roundups.
In late 2016, Seaberg released their first demoed recordings. The name of the EP – The People Will Dance Tapes – nods towards the origins of the band while looking toward the future. Songs like ‘Fool’s Gold’ pay homage to the stylings of jazz guitarist George Benson melding social commentary about hook up culture along with breakup blues. Taylor showcases her auto-biographical lyrical abilities on tracks like ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Run.’
When not performing with the full band, Taylor can be found performing her solo original music under the same name.
Songwriting duo from Las Vegas, currently based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Maejoy Dotdot & Chanel Dela Cruz (Vocals), with Collin Bigboi Mitchell (Drums), Jacob Williams (Bass), Matt Reynolds (Guitar), Ben Howe (Keys).