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Nooky Jones is a Twin Cities based neo-soul group featuring Cameron Kinghorn (vocals), Adam Meckler (Trumpet), Ryan Christianson (Trombone), Kevin Gastonguay (keyboards), Andrew Foreman (bass) and Reid Kennedy (drums). With influences from D’Angelo and Robert Glasper to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, Nooky Jones has performed at several major venues in the Twin Cities, and toured the Midwest including stops in Kansas City and Chicago.
"Nooky Jones blends soul, jazz, R&B, and funk to create a warm, deeply grooving sound. Their band is made up of some of the most forward thinking players from this corner of the scene.” – Andrea Swensson, 89.3, The Current.
"Like a good merlot, Nooky Jones is a little chocolatey, with hints of soul and hip hop, deliciously danceable, and with a smooth finish." - Steve Peterson, Rift Magazine
Eric Mayson was born in Corpus Christie Texas to a musical father and mother who worked in museums. He and his family moved around the US until finally putting down roots in Minneapolis when he was 16. He starting playing piano when he was a toddler, eventually picking up the cello, guitar, and bass. He has worked as an actor, a director, composed and music directed many musicals, and regularly makes music with several twin cities dance companies. In 2009 his house in Mankato burned down, so he moved to Minneapolis and started working with Crunchy Kids where he found a love for producing and playing hip-hop. Since then he has worked with Big Cats, Toki Wright, Doomtree, and Lizzo, among many others. Also a member of Caroline Smiths band, Mayson has solidified his place as a valuable collaborator in the Twin Cities music scene. In 2015, with the help of RiverRock Music Group, he released Detail, his first solo record, a 40-minute cassette tape spanning/inventing many genres with only one track break.
"It’s time we all got much better acquainted with Eric Mayson” -Okayplayer
Big Cats (Spencer Wirth-Davis) is a producer and DJ from Minneapolis, MN.
His album, For My Mother, was named a top 5 Minnesota album of 2012 by Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, City Pages, and Vita.mn. In 2015, City Pages named Big Cats the "Best Producer in the Twin Cities". He is also the recipient of a 2012 McKnight Composers Fellowship and a 2015 Jerome Travel and Study fellowship.
He has collaborated with BJ The Chicago Kid, Toki Wright, P.O.S., Smoke DZA, Lizzo, Caroline Smith, Haley Bonar, Chastity Brown, Sage Francis, Eric Mayson, Guante, Sims, K. Raydio, MaLLy, and many others
“The preeminent beatmaker in the Twin Cities”
- 893 The Current“
"Big Cats takes the Best Producer crown in a city brimming with talent for doing precisely the opposite, expanding his own palette and adapting his signature style with each new full-length work he crafts.”
- City Pages
"Minneapolis is home to a grip of great producers, and Big Cats is quickly rising as the best of them all."