Lake Street Dive is a multi-genre band that was formed in 2004 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
The band’s founding members are: Rachael Price, Mike “McDuck” Olson, Bridget Kearney, and Mike Calabrese. Keyboardist Akie Bermiss joined the band on tour in 2017; guitarist James Cornelison joined in 2021, after Olson left the band.
The band is currently based in Brooklyn and frequently tours in North America, Australia, and Europe.
All the band members were singing and/or playing musical instruments by the time they were in third grade. Most had some classical music training growing up and their parents were musicians. Each had migrated to jazz by the time they met. However, the band says they were influenced by the music their parents were playing at home. This ranged from classic jazz to ’60s soul to rock and roll.
The band members profess to love the entire Beatles discography.
The band’s traditional Halloween specials and covers on the EP release Fun Machine give an idea of the genres that influence them. These range from songs by the Mamas and the Papas, ABBA, the Drifters, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates, Jackson 5 and Paul McCartney.
What: Lake Street Dive
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Where: Miller Auditorium (1341 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 and up
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