Last night, July 20th 2012, marked one of the best CD Release parties of the summer! A night filled with familiar faces, and friendly greetings, it was no doubt a great success. Mikel Wright and the Wrongs released their album “We Get Down”, and there was a big dance party, as expected!
One of the best things about the MidWest Music Scene is the deep-rooted, collaborative community that is found here. Mikel Wright demonstrated this type of community perfectly with his opening bands! For example, Dj Nimo Thehooligan, Duenday, Down Lo, and P.B. & The Jam. He took the event to a different level by having special guests super jam during each set! Special guests included, Big Zach of Kanser and More Than Lights, Mammoth Jackson, Culture Cry Wolf, Sine Circle, Tom Alane from Circle of Heat, Mark Joseph from Mark Joseph Project and Down Lo, Sean Anonymous, not to mention, Reed Grimm and Ben Peterson from Shoeless Revolution. This was a great way to mass support local artists, and the perfect place to do it- The Twin Cities.
Beyond the special experience of being surrounded by such wonderful musicians, collaboration is the leading theme for Mikel Wright’s album, “We Get Down”. Mikel Wright & The Wrongs first broke onto the Minneapolis Music scene in 2007. The currently tour the MidWest and play at multiple music festivals. Together Mikel and the Wrongs are continually creating a sound of their own. Mikel has the vocal depth of an old blues man with the heart of a twenty-two year old musician. His dynamic voice enforced by the talented band creates a unique funk-filled reggae rock sound that is one of a kind. The bands charismatic rhythms and fascinating lyrics are guaranteed to captivate any audience.
Mikel Wright and the Wrongs’ live shows are always a treat! Fun and interactive, Mikel has a whole “Wrongs Family” that he plays with on different nights at different shows! If you would like to know more information about the “Wrongs Family” check out their info! But no matter who plays, its that kind of music that revives your soul in just one night! Their positive message is refreshing after a long week!