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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

 

Westport Saloon

~ MGDs & Friends Celebrating Fats Domino & Mardi Gras ~

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

4112 Pennsylvania Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64111

 

Jazz - A Louisiana Kitchen

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

823 W 39th St

Kansas City, MO 64111

 

Martin City Brewing Co.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

500 E 135th St.

Kansas City, MO 64145

 

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery

Friday, May 26th, 2017

6:30p - 9:30p

18807 158th St

Basehor, KS 66007

 

Martin City Brewing Co.

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

500 E 135th St.

Kansas City, MO 64145

 

Jazz - A Louisiana Kitchen

Friday, June 30th, 2017

823 W 39th St 

Kansas City, MO 64111

 

Martin City Brewing Co.

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

500 E 135th St.

Kansas City, MO 64145

 

Homegrown On The River 

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Byrds Campground

7037 Cass Oark Road

Ozark, AR 72949

 

Jazz - A Louisiana Kitchen

Friday, September 29th, 2017

823 W 39th St 

Kansas City, MO 64111

 

Jazz - A Louisiana Kitchen

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

823 W 39th St 

Kansas City, MO 64111

 

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Music

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

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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