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Tweed Funk

Tweed Funk

Blues / Soul / Funk Milwaukee, WI  US


  • Sat

    Nov 28

    Rochester, MN, US | 8:00pm

    Soul Blues Showcase with Blues Music Award Winner and multiple BMA Nominee Johnny Rawls along with Blues Blast Music Award Nominee and multiple WAMI Winner Tweed Funk. Get your tickets for this Spike Productions Show!

  • Wed

    Dec 9

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Love being in the regular rotation at HOB Chicago! Great food, great room, and we loved being featured as Elwood's "Blues-Breaker" with our latest album, First Name Lucky!

  • Sat

    Dec 12

    Appleton, WI, US | 9:00pm

    Join multiple WAMI Winner and nationally charting Living Blues and RMR Artist, Tweed Funk at this classy venue. Beautiful views, great martinis, and the finest live entertainment in the Appleton area!

  • 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!

  • 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!



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  • 6 page feature on Smokey in Living Blues Magazine - Issue #235
  • First Name Lucky Debuts at #11 on the Living Blues Chart (April 2014)
  • Love Is - CD Cover


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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JD Optekar


Eric Madunic


Andrew Spadafora


Dave Schoepke


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Recent Blogs

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

Tweed Funk has a big spring ahead kicking off on March 14th, 2013 with a show at... [more]

December 29th, 2011 – Press Release - GBA Fundraiser
Dec 30, 2011

The Grafton Blues Association (GBA) will be represented at the International Blu... [more]


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