The band’s broad musical scope has landed them opening spots for acts such as George Clinton, Victor Wooten, Snoop Dogg, Vulfpeck, Forq, Wayne Krantz, Garage a Trois, Liquid Soul, Fareed Haque, Marco Benevento and more. Spare Parts has backed up and performed with artists including bassist Victor Wooten, SNL/Tower of Power saxophonist Lenny Picket, Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals, Umphrey's McGee Members, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terrence Higgins
Spare Parts remains focused on expanding musical boundaries while attracting new listeners from all walks of life, leaving them thirsty for more. See you at the next show!
What the press is saying:
"These three can lay down some serious funk, whether it be the kind meant to get you on the dance floor, or the kind that makes you tap your foot while your mouth is left gaping. Clearly, a band that can lay down the funk for seventy minutes with nary a dull spot in the mix is doing something right. Very right." - Paul Abella, Chicago Jazz Magazine
“The musicianship is first rate - with Scott a "Fender-Funkmeister," Bruno driving the band like it is a well-tuned Bugatti and Kozol supplying cascades of keyboard washes and sounds ranging from orgasmic organs and acoustic piano to electric pianos and chewy synth leads. A fun album.” - Brad Walseth, chicagojazz.net
“This is an absolute jewel of local music in Chicago. If you’re into live music haven’t been out to Alive One on a Thursday night, you are doing yourself a tremendous disservice.” – Jeremy Frazier, Chicago Jam Scene
“One of the things that keep Spare Parts' music fresh is their constant evolution. They never rest on their laurels, content with where they are at. Rather, they push their own boundaries, along with those of the audience. This especially comes out in their live performances where the band manages to take what might otherwise be seen as a convoluted mess of genres and transform that into something that is not only coherent, but quite enjoyable. Spare Parts is entirely original and refreshing.” – Western Herald, Kalamazoo, Mi