Hip-Hop, Indie // For Fans of: The Roots, People Under the Stairs, Incubus, SonReal, Allen Stone, Vulfpeck, Mayer Hawthorne, Little Brother, Umphrey’s McGee, The Dirty Heads, Brother Ali, The Black Keys, Masego, Lake Street Dive
Audible is a Colorado Springs based 5-piece band intent on raising the bar for Colorado hip-hop – the group is equally well-suited sharing the stage with the likes of Murs and Warren G or Robert Randolph and everything in between.
From humble beginnings in 2012 to features on nationally syndicated radio shows and national stages, Audible has been on a wild ride. When HoTT and Jeb started the project, they wanted to create music that appealed to the masses but could also satisfy the minority. Their unique tone does just that. Audible’s sound is an amalgamation of funk, jazz, soul, melodic rock and golden era boom-bap – they are not your typical hip-hop.
In 2018 Audible submitted a song to the NPR Tiny Desk Contest – the band was chosen to play the Tiny Desk Showcase in Denver and other amazing opportunities such as a live performance in the CPR Open Air studio and the 2020 NAMM Show (https://www.namm.org). After the Denver NPR Tiny Desk showcase, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton featured the band on their show All Songs Considered and said – “Lyrically, they were truly inspiring” and “Very hot band, really great players.” Whether you prefer carefully crafted, conscious lyricism or solid musicianship and tight grooves, this group delivers.
Their album First Contact is out NOW!
We were fortunate enough to be invited by Electro-Voice to play at the NAMM festival in Anaheim right before the pandemic hit. We were debuting a new sound system from EV, and apparently, during one of our sets, a couple of members from Earth, Wind, and Fire stopped to watch us for a bit. It definitely made us smile.
Melvin “Hott” Shaw– Vocals
Jeb Burgess-Guitar and Vocals
Ty Bishcoff– Guitars
Patrick Malone– Bass
Ryan May– Drums
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