The Main Squeeze, Indiana’s funk artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Gramercy Theater!
The Main Squeeze was formed in Bloomington in 2010 by keyboardist Ben “Smiley” Silverstein and guitarist Max Newman. They were students at Indiana University and they recruited Corey Frye (vocals), Reuben Gingrich (drums), Jeremiah Hunt (bass) to complete the band’s line up. Their musical style is best described as a blend of funk (a genre that originated in the mid 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues), soul, hip hop, and rock and roll (a style that originated - during the late 1940s and early 1950s - from African American musical styles such as gospel, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, with country). They’ve had a stellar career with 1 extended play and 3 studio albums (1 of which was produced by legendary bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, and television personality Randy Jackson). They’ve toured with many renowned artists such as The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, The Meters, Aloe Blacc, and Trombone Shorty. They’ve also performed at many major music festivals including Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Electric Forest, North Coast, Phases of the Moon, Summer Camp, and Gathering of The Vibes
Don't miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to funk, rock and roll, hip hop, and soul music!