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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

Friday, December 8th, 2017

2715 Rochester Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64120


Broadway Bistro

Rudy's Farewell Show

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

7p - 10p

1000 Broadway Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64105


Riot Room

w/ Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys

My Brothers & Sisters

Pink Royal

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

4048 Broadway St.

Kansas City, MO 64111


Private Party

Sunday, December 31st, 2017


Westport Saloon

w/ Stone Cutters Union

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

4112 Pennsylvania Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64111



w/ Andy Frasco & The UN

Friday,  16th, 2018

1520 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64108


The Ship

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

10p - 1a

1217 Union Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64101




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Somos Como Somos

Groove, Booty-shakin, Feel Good tunes from long-time brothers from other mothers! KC-Style...

The MGDs announce their new album, Somos Como Somos coming this November. Available on any online outlet and at local record stores. It translates the energy and aptitude from a live show into a compact 5 song EP. The MGDs came to life in 2008 as a 3 piece and has grown into a 6 headed monster stirring up a mix of funk, soul, rock and R&B. Playing all of your favorite bars and venues in the KC area, the MGDs plan to spread their love for the music they make to the masses in the near and far regions in this upcoming year.



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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 includes 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 shows, the MGDs like keep busy performing at festivals both at home and away. Boulevardia, Middle of the Map, Crossroads KC Music Fest, Coleman Hawkins Blues Fest and Home Grown on the River are just to name a few. Since 2014, the MGDs have appeared annually on the Outfield Experience stage at Kauffman stadium before Kansas City Royals games. The MGDs perform every 4th Friday at the Phoenix located in the heart of downtown Kansas City.  


The MGDs currently have 2 original full length albums under their belt and will be releasing a new 5 track EP scheduled for Fall 2017. With a sizable repertoire of covers and originals at hand, the MGDs are available for short showcase sets or an all night long shindig.


Matt Davis – Drums / Percussion & Vocals

Greg Bush – Bass

Damon Parker – Keys & Vocals

Scott “Snoof” Middleton – Guitar             

Rudy Vasquez – Saxophones & Percussion

Teddy Krulewich – Trumpet