Bumpus


Chicago, IL

“With All The People, Bumpus has reached down deep and pulled out a sublime stunner.”
~ TimeOut Chicago

"Bumpus has done something few modern bands have done. Tapping into the deeply buried vein to rediscover the sound of timeless soul music." - Chicagoist

Bumpus and their powerful brand of soul music channels the uplifting energy of Sly & The Family Stone, the funk of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye. Led by the thunderous voice of singer Tina Howell, the band brings together big funky beats, thick horns, and a heavy organ sound that results in a high-octane live performance. Bumpus has shared the stage with many of their heroes, such as Dr. John, War, The Roots, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley. Bumpus will release their sixth record, “Way Down Deep” in the spring of 2018 and will be touring the midwest and beyond throughout the year.

College Appearances

Connecticut College
UMN Duluth
UW Madison (WI)
Vassar College (NY)
Green Mountain College (VT)

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Festival Appearances

Taste of Chicago (IL)
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO)
Marketfest (CA)
Windy City Wine Festival (IL)
Jazz in the Park (WI)
Alive After Five (ID)
Camp Euforia (IA)
Summerfest Milwaukee
Harvest Celebration (NY)
Taste of Lincoln (IL)
Labor Day Festival (WI)
Taste of Randolph (IL)
Carbondale Mountain Fair (CO)
Peanut Butter & Jam (WI)
Friday Night Live (CA)
Milwaukee Summerfest