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Hard Proof Afrobeat / Bio


The Austin-based collective of musicians known as Hard Proof Afrobeat are the sole purveyors of African funk in the state of Texas. They don’t just play Afrobeat per se, but funk and jazz music from and inspired by the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.

“What is appealing about Hard Proof is [sic.] the elements of jazz, funk and African rhythms that they fuse together to create a unique sound. While there are many talented musicians in Austin and an equal number of great bands, Hard Proof offers fans something out-of-the-ordinary in terms of the local music scene.”
- Greg Ackerman – Austin Concerts Examiner (examiner.com)

blog link: http://thebacklineshow.com/mp3/090309_bidwell.mp3

General Info

Band Members
S.Bidwell-dms, J.Sokolik-bs., T.Spampinato-perc, G.Larios-keys/gtr, A.Sleator-gtr, J. Branch - gtr, T.Cruz-congas, J.Woullard-bari, J.Frey-ten, D.Phelps-tpt
Artist Name
Hard Proof Afrobeat
Profile Page
Active Since
World / Afro-beat, Afro-funk, Ethiopian / Funk

Contact Info

Austin, TX
Stephen Bidwell

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