Working Breed is a scintillating quartet that writes original and eclectic Art Rock full of surprises. Frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist Erika June Christina Laing leads the audience through a jazzy, bluesy, ska-fused, dance your pants off rock ‘n’ roll soundscape built as Michael Dugan rips searing guitar solos and groove master Jonah ‘Gingerale Jones’ Petrelli lays down the bass. All of this sits atop Jeremy Papay, who is hot off the circus circuit and brings theatrical elements and precision drumming. The result is an engaging performance unlike any other as the audience is continuously dazzled by the shifting nature of the music and playful incorporation of instruments often atypical to a rock group, such as trombone, trumpet, musical saw, synthy keys, and more. Since their inception in 2014 they’ve played over 100 shows as they’ve headlined local festivals and opened for national touring acts such as Wild Child, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Low Cut Connie, and Start Making Sense (Talking Head Tribute). Their adventurous energy is infectious, and their performance an experience!
Erika June Christina Laing / Vox, Trombone &Trumpet, Musical Saw, Keys
Michael Dugan / Guitar, Vox
Jonah Lee Petrelli / Bass
Jeremy Papay / Drums
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Check out our video of ‘Cicada’!