Equifunk: The All-Inclusive Music Festival is happening from August 16-18 this year and we are happy to announce a new series on that will bring you previews and interviews with bands that will be playing the festival.
The All-Inclusive Preview is happy to take a look at The Heavy Pets to start this series off. The Heavy Pets are no strangers to the Upstate New York area. Having just been through this past spring with five shows in the area, they are a well-known jamband that loves to come up north from Florida and wow the scene. With their blend of rhythm and blues, jazz-funk, reggae and rock and roll, they are always interesting to watch and listen to, never knowing what direction the music will go into next.
First formed in Goshen, NY during their high school years, Jeff Lloyd, Mike Garulli, and Joe Dupell came together in the first incarnation of the band and stayed in touch through college at Syracuse University and various moves for jobs. This continued until 2005 when the band reformed in Florida. Since then they have been perfecting their sound with rich vocals and jams that take you to another plain. The band has been active, playing all over the United States and gaining fans along the way. They have played Langerado, Jam Cruise, Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes and many other festivals. Their set at Equifunk should be a fun throw down for everyone to dance to and let the funk fly. Tickets are available now here.
Check out our full preview of the Equifunk festival here. For those wanting to see The Heavy Pets in person, they will be at Putnam Den on June 27th. Here’s a clip that features the band jamming with Eric Krasno of Lettuce and Soulive: