Founders Brewing Company is pleased to present
People’s Champs (Brooklyn, NY Indie-Afro Beat)
with special guests
Badenya (West African Drum & Dance)
Mixing experimental rock and soul with African and Latin beats, People’s Champs are quickly establishing themselves as one of Brooklyn’s freshest new bands. With their “crazy ass genre mash ups”, People’s Champs rock 80s electro-accordion riffs, tasty neo-soul vocals and gritty drum grooves to create a sound that’s equal parts Fela Kuti, Michael Jackson, Tears for Fears and Ornette Coleman. Critics are calling People’s Champs a “New York supergroup!” and “The new champions of globally influenced dance-rock!”. Among many high-profile collaborations, its horn section, under the name The Superpower Horns, is the recording studio horn section of Beyoncé Knowles. They wrote and arranged the horns lines on multiple Grammy-nominated songs from Beyonce’s 2011 album ’4′ and are currently working with her on a new record. Members of People’s Champs perform nationally and internationally with artists including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Delicate Steve, Tortured Soul, Cuddle Magic, Railbird, Pimps of Joytime, John Brown’s Body, Slavic Soul Party!, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and many others.