Halloween at Founders hosted by The 5 Music with Big Sherb and Paddlebots. Join us at 9pm for live music and a costume contest with a cash prize, so dress to impress!
It’s about to get a little spooky in the taproom…
In the fall of 2013, another band’s last minute cancelation left room for Adam Marth (guitar, vocals), Curtis Kuipers (bass), and Ryan Heisler (drums, vocals) to perform a set of mostly improvised music along with a few loosely structured tunes at a rock ‘n’ roll nightclub in Central Michigan. When asked what they were called, Big Sherb was chosen from a list of names they’d come up with over the course of a few pie-eyed summer nights. Following several more performances and the recording of three demo tracks, the trio decided to extend their family. The addition of Ben Charles (keys, vibraphone, vocals) was made official shortly thereafter.
Big Sherb’s growing fan base has remained “Intact,” as the band continues to bring their danceable funk-fusion to venues around their home state of Michigan and beyond. Their aptitude for effortlessly blending multiple genres has helped land them on stages with Dopapod, The Nth Power, Moon Hooch, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, The Main Squeeze and many others.
Paddlebots was born out of a partnership between Kortez Buckner and Haruki Hakoyama – two remarkably different individuals who came together through a shared love and vision for music. Haruki’s upbringing in the world of Jazz and the gospel/pop/soul influences that made up the soundtrack of Kortez’s life have coalesced into a sound that brings the best of these sensibilities together. The additions of Ethan O’Brien, Andy Wade, Dominic Bierenga, Mike Olney, and Zakariya Sadir rounded out both the group and their sound into a high-energy, endlessly groovy package of musical expression.
Fresh off the release of their debut album, “Mouth Full of Dirt” in April of 2017, Paddlebots is currently busy touring and spreading their music and passion with their dedicated fanbase and new audiences everywhere.
Industrial Psychedelic Trap Metal. A unique blend of genres creating something of its own, something new, something different.