Detroit's reluctant mountain guides of funk, rock, and jazz, the Acrophobic Sherpas are proud of their edgy, unique sound and fresh mix of songs. Formed in 2006 by saxophonist Chris Carden, guitarist Will Brake, bassist Tony Suhy, and percussionist Drew Mattison, the Sherpas have been performing at private parties, local festivals and bars to the delight and intrigue of the audience.
The Acrophobic Sherpas play 70s funk and contemporary jazz, featuring original works and unusual covers, with a taste for eastern melodies, reggae, and classic rock. Their influences are too numerous to list, but include Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, James Brown, Charlie Hunter, Funkadelic, John Scofield, Bob Marley, Charlie Hunter, and Mulatu Astatke. It's the deep mystery of minor scales, the raw power of a good groove, the syncopated intricacy of classic funk, and the sonic bliss of electronic sounds.
With their dynamic sound, the Acrophobic Sherpas love to paint musical landscapes for us all to fall into and get wonderfully lost for a few hours, emerging recharged and inspired. It's something you've got to experience in person in order to fully appreciate.