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Tweed Funk

Tweed Funk

Blues / Soul / Funk Milwaukee, WI  US


  • Thu

    Feb 18

    Chicago, IL, US | 9:30pm

    An honor to get play at Buddy Guy's Legends a couple of times a year. Come on out for some of the best soul food and soul blues around!

  • Fri

    Feb 19

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 8:00pm

    Join us in this award winning intimate setting for a special night of Soul-Blues. This is a free show and we recommend you make your reservations early and let them know you are coming to see Tweed Funk. Five O’Clock has been named “One of America’s Best Steakhouses” by TV host Rachael Ray and The Travel Channel’s “Steak Paradise 3”. Voted one of the “Top 100 Steakhouses in America” by OpenTable Diners’ Choice 2014. Described as a "Classic Super-Club Setting with a Mad Men Vibe" by TravelandLeisure.com, Five O'Clock was also voted "Best Steakhouse in Milwaukee" by Shepherd Express & Milwaukee Magazine.

  • Sat

    Feb 20

    Madison, WI, US | 9:00pm

    The home of the blues in Madison and featured in Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine! Host to the Happy to Have the Blues Awards show in 2015. Tweed Funk had a great debut and we look forward to returning! The Knuckle Down Saloon was established in 2010, with the hopes of bringing good n' hearty food and great live music to Monona and Madison's far east side.

  • Sun

    Feb 21

    Osman, WI, US | 4:00pm

    Come on out for a great afternoon of Sunday Soul-Blues at The Smiling Moose Saloon and Grill! The food is great and the staff is wonderful!

  • Thu

    Mar 10

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 5:30pm

    Milwaukee’s Best Restaurants, Under One Roof at the Potawatomi Casino Event Center. Get your tickets now! Over 20 of the Milwaukee area’s best restaurants will be serving their signature dish and dessert samples, Live music entertainment by Tweed Funk, $1,000 Prize Raffle, free parking, and a premier mobile-bidding silent auction … Bring your cell phones!

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Sounds Like: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Sly & The Family Stone, Gary Clark Jr, Buddy Guy

Label: Tweed Tone Records

Manager: JD Optekar

Bio: Formed in late 2010, Tweed Funk's national ascent has been driven by their horn-fueled, Memphis flavored blues, roots, and soul. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin 6 piece soul-blues revue is fronted by Joseph "Smokey" Holman, who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70's. Tweed Funk boasts 5 Wisc...See Full Bio

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Buddy Guy's Legends and Summer Festivals
Feb 19, 2013

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Dec 30, 2011

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