The Heavy Pets - Wakarusa Music Festival

2008 Artist Lineup

The Heavy Pets

The Heavy Pets grew up together in Goshen, NY, and have been writing and playing original music together for over ten years. Now based in Ft Lauderdale, FL, The Heavy Pets have played over 450 shows together under various names, and have shared the stage with acts such as Particle, Oteil Burbridge, Tea Leaf Green, and George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic. Guitarist Jeff Lloyd made his South Florida debut jamming with George and P-Funk at Revolution New Years Eve ’04-’05 and has since appeared with the funk legend twice, including an April 20, 2005 rager at the Culture Room with Bernie Worrell. The Pets first blipped on the national radar screen when they were selected to play the 2006 Langerado Music Festival, where they performed alongside acts like Ben Harper, The Disco Biscuits, and the Black Crowes. They followed the festival with a tour of the Northeast, hitting venues like NYC’s the Knitting Factory, The 8X10 in Baltimore, and Albany, NY’s Red Square. The High Times “Unsigned Band of the Week” (May ’06), followed the Northeast run with an amazing weekend at the Green Parrot in Key West, where they performed 8 sets of material with no repeats. In September, The Heavy Pets performed at the Symbiosis Gathering in Angel’s Camp, CA, and October brought them to the Maple Leaf in New Orleans to perform with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. In addition to priding themselves on impeccable musicianship, the band has a staggering catalog of original material. March ‘007 will bring their double-disc debut album entitled “Whale” – a 21-track behemoth that ranges from progressive, high-energy, guitar-driven rock n roll, to funky reggae, to inspired, reflective folk music. -Jambase

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