press photo (credit: Stephanie Mckendrick)
"The Aquaducks - Live at the beast" album art
The Aquaducks stand out as a high octane funk and soul band among the twangy accents one is apt to find in the city where country music is king. The Ducks first caught the attention of local Nashville radio station Lightning 100 for the release of the EP “Open Season”. Combining catchy hooks with impressive instrumental work L100 dubbed the band artist of the week alongside other local bands The Delta Saints, Alanna Royale and Goodbye June.
The group from their inception have been recognized as an award winning band. “Our first show was a battle of the bands at Belmont University, that we won.” reflects guitarist Zach Sheffler, “it was a great start to our career.” While these awards are creating a nice resume for the group, it is the trail of fans across the southeast that is the main priority. “We want to create an experience that the fans will appreciate and share amongst other funk/soul fans. I want little aqua-ducklings everywhere.” Says lead vocalist Cavanaugh Mims concerning the future for The Aquaducks.
Cavanaugh and Zach, along with Thomas Baxter (guitar), Carter Murphey (bass) Andrew Fleming (drums) Paul Violante (sax) and Kevin Griffin (trumpet) will be returning to the studio in Nashville with producer Jeff Lusk for a 2016 release, with a rumours of a live album to follow. In the meantime if you have any awards to hand out go ahead and polish em up, put on some dancing shoes, and make it out to one of the best shows in Nashville and abroad.
press for The Aquaducks
"The Aquaducks are releasing a new single today, entitled "Bill's Toupee." Inspired by James Brown, "Bill's Toupee" is an uptempo funk tune with a comedic edge that features catchy guitar lines as well as a tongue-in-cheek perspective on what it means to be a poor musician."