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Upcoming Shows

The Phoenix ~

* Every 4th Friday of the Month *

9pm - 1am

302 W. 8th St

Kansas City, MO 64105

(816) 472-0001


Knuckleheads Saloon

w/ Brody Buster Band

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

2715 Rochester Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64120


Mike Kelly's Westsider

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

1515 Westport Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64111


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Wake Up

The second full length album featuring 6 unique players extending on a veteran foundation of friendship. This is the first true album all members have created together but the second under as The MGDs. The MGDs have created a unique style tapping into genres such as Nola funk/blues, R&B, and a slice of reggae with horn drivin' melodies. All of this very present in this release titled "Wake Up".


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The MGDs

(self title debut)

This six-piece of Kansas City music veterans bring the steam with a piano driven blend of funkify to move and groove. With two opposite style vocals working together to create a unique style new to the music world, with the E.R. horns holdin it together.


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Albums Available @ These Kansas City Stores

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Left Me For Good

Live @ The Phoenix KCMO


About Us


The MGDs present a passionate blend of funk and blues powered by the soulful stylings of a music group driven to serve up an electrifying experience to the masses. The six piece lineup showcases a mix of piano and brass complemented by a poppin’ rhythm section that adds a unique flavor to the iconic Kansas City music culture. In what started as a three piece between longtime friends in 2008, the MGDs have evolved into what is now a potent powerhouse group in the high-energy music category. Influences include a variety of classic and modern sounds from New Orleans and beyond.


In addition to a host of club performances, the MGDs stayed busy in 2015 with regular monthly appearances at the Phoenix in KCMO and a lineup of festivals including the Sunset Music Fest, the City Market Crawfish Fest, the 6th annual Phoenix Fest, and their first appearance at the Country Club Plaza Art Fair. The MGDs were also showcased on the Outfield Experience and HyVee stages in Kauffman Stadium before two Kansas City Royals games.


After the release of their second studio LP, “Wake Up”, this winter, the MGDs are looking forward to generating a wealth of amazing experiences in 2016 and are excited to keep seeking out unique opportunities to perform for a wide verity of people and places.


Matt Davis – Drums / Percussion & Vocals

Greg Bush – Bass

Damon Parker – Keys & Vocals

Scott “Snoof” Middleton – Guitar                     

Rudy Vasquez – Saxophones & Percussion

Teddy Krulewich – Trumpet