The Heavy Pets are an American rock and roll band whose contagious vibe blends rhythm and blues, jazz-funk and reggae fusion with homegrown rock and roll. They're known for powerhouse performances spiked with hot electric licks and multi-climactic instrumental solos, and for their masterful acoustic acumen.
In 2007, the group became an instant Sirius radio sensation with the release of their acclaimed double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks, "Operation of Flight" and "Sleep." Major festival darlings, The Heavy Pets are regulars at Bonnaroo, moe.down, Langerado, New Orleans Backbeat Jazzfest, and their namesake PetZoo, a two-day, multi-band festival that draws hordes of Pets devotees to Bucks County, Pa., to feast on the headliners' live alchemy.
The South Florida jam band sports a new label, a new booking agency, and they've just released a polished new album with the help of a heavyweight producer.
But these five guys - guitarists Mike Garulli and Jeff Lloyd, keyboardist Jim Wuest, bassist Justin Carney and drummer Jamie Newitt - stick to what has worked for them for the past few years: endless touring, hitting every major city in the Northeast, South and Midwest as well as a host of summer festivals.
"The Pets just might be a perfect jamband," says Dennis Cook of Jambase.com. "The greatest jamband to come out of Florida since, well, ever..."
"They are an arena ready band without the arena," said Dan Sweeney of Relix Magazine. "At its best, the band is a living, breathing, force of nature - a whale."
In addition to priding themselves on impeccable musicianship, the band has a staggering catalog of original material and combines elegant songwriting with blazing chops, tight vocal harmonies, and a danceable backbeat.
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