The Candymakers
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The Candymakers

Davenport, Iowa, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Davenport, Iowa, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Blues Funk


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The Candymakers (2012)
Ridiculicious (2014)



The Candymakers are a Rock N' Soul band with the traditions of old-school R&B and funk.  This young band offers a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of music past.  Though the band is known for its soulful male vocalist, it is anchored by the collaborative genius of its blues driven guitarist, gospel influenced  female back-up vocals and funky rhythm section.  Often joined by a rotating cast of horn players, the band can be seen with up to 12 members on stage.  

They were awarded 1st place in the 2011 Iowa Blues Challenge and reached the semi-finals in both The International Blues Challenge and The Kings of Beale Street Competition. Their self-titled debut album was released in February of 2012 and their second studio effort, "Ridiculicious", was released in September of 2014.  The band has spent the last 3 years touring regionally around the midwest, sharing the stage with such acts as Charles Bradley, Bernie Worrell, Jennifer Hartswick and Euforquestra.

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