"The Candymakers are a Rock N' Soul band with the traditions of old-school R&B and,funk. This young band offers a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of music past. Though the band is known for its soulful male vocalist, it is anchored by the collaborative genius of its blues driven guitarist and funky rhythm section. Often joined by a rotating cast of horn players and vocalists, the band can be seen with up to 12 members on stage."
- from their home page
"The Candymakers will whet your pallet with a tasty mix of Funk, Soul & Blues tunes that will have you up on your feet! With a wide range of musical appeal, The Candymakers offer a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of old-school groove bands of musics' past.
"Although emulating the many talents of artists such as Ben Harper, Aretha Franklin & BB King, it's important to the band to produce an original sound that keeps fans craving more. The culmination of this group is a mix of automatic musical chemistry, as well as an abundance of talent and technique. Though the band is well known for their strong and soulful vocals, they are anchored by the keyboard and percussionists robust and funky grooves. While their sultry horn and the collaborative genius of their full-flavored blues driven guitarists add even more depth to the Candymakers equation."
- from their ReverbNation page
Al Sweet - Vocals
Randy Leasman - Bass
Bret Dale - Guitar
Michael Miller - Percusion
Andrew Ross - Drums
Nick Vasquez - Keyboards
Labels: 2010s, 2014, Al Sweet, Andrew Ross, Are You Ready (song), Bret Dale, Candymakers (band),Davenport, Ep 031, funk, Micheal Miller, Nick Vasquez, Quad Cities area, Randy Leasman, RnB, soul music,Soul Rnb and Funk