Jive Colossus

Horn-driven jungle music

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Chirp with Jive Colossus & Speak Easy

  • Blind Pig 208 South 1st Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 United States (map)

Local hardhitters Chirp and Jive Colossus team up with Speak Easy (Lansing) at The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI the first night of July! Get your July 4th weekend started properly and come groove Ann Arbor!

Doors at 9
$7/$10 under 21
Speak Easy 9:20-10
Jive Colossus 10:15-11:15
Chirp 11:30-??

Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does its fair share of genre-hopping, but often plays in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion. Officially formed in Fall 2015, Chirp mixes originals and covers into their live sets and puts together grabbing, dynamic shows. Though their music features a lot of technical elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. They ...released an EP called "Live From Brownstown" in 2016, which features live studio takes of five original tunes and has been met with a great reception. Catch Chirp live in 2017 and stay on the lookout for a full-length release!

Jive Colossus
Formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2012, Jive Colossus debuted at the 2013 Water Hill Music Festival. Originally an instrumental group, the 10-piece ensemble added lead vocalist Shelley Catalan in late Fall 2014. Her lively vocal stylings percolate over danceable, infectious grooves punctuated with colorful horn riffs. From Afrobeat to Funk, Jazz, Calypso, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Rock and more, the music of Jive Colossus reflects the deep musical roots and diverse experiences of its members.

Speak Easy
Hailing from the Fresh Coast, Speak Easy, the Great Lakes based Rasta-Funk band is rallying the people for a musical revolution. Mixing melodies and riddim’s of early roots reggae and modern funk rock, Speak Easy’s fresh, groovy sound is bound to bring high energy and good vibes to whatever stage they play.