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Bumpus and their powerful brand of soul music channels the uplifting energy of Sly & the Family Stone, the energy of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye. Led by singers James Johnston, Ava Fain and Tina Howell, they bring together funky big beats, deep bass, lush JB Horns and a heavy organ sound that results in a high-octane musical funk frenzy.
Sam Trump is a multi‐instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Houston, TX, and has been a student of music for over 22 years. Trump not only sings, but plays the trumpet and ukulele, and is heavily involved in Chicago’s live music scene, where he’s known for creating an experience that is best described as sophisticated & soulful. Feb 14th will be the release of his next EP entitled LOVE NOTES, which features 5 dynamic songs with rich vocal production, reminiscent of R/B & Soul music from an earlier place in time.
Deemed a “Renaissance Musician” by the Chicago Tribune (2016); Nominated for a Chicago Music Award for “Best Male Vocalist of 2016”