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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

 

Lucia

w/ Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

1016 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence, KS 66044

 

The Black Dolphin

MGDs Album Release: "Somos Comos Somos"

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

1813 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64108

 

Kinkaider Brewing Co.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

316 N Pine St.

Grand Island, NE 68801

 

Harney St. Tavern

Friday, November 11th, 2017

1215 Harney St.

Omaha, NE 68102

 

Knuckleheads Saloon

Friday, December 8th, 2017

2715 Rochester Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64120

 

 

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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".

 

[click the album for more information]

 

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.

 

[click the album for more information]

 

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 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 4 track EP scheduled for summer 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