I was going into Wheedle’s Groove with a blindfold on and heavy-duty ear plugs in; I had no idea who they were, what they looked like, what they played, etc. When twenty or so members band came on stage, I knew I was in for a treat.
They introduced themselves as Seattle’s oldest funk & soul band, but they played like they were still in their twenties. With trumpets, saxophones, tubas, trombones, guitars, and vocalists galore, the band played tunes by Pat Wright & The Total Experience Choir and hits played on Seattle’s KYAC Radio station that forced people to put on their dancing shoes. Since it was one of the opening acts on the Bigfoot Stage on Sunday, the crowd was small but left plenty of room for people young and old to get down to the rhythm and beat. I was very satisfied with the performance knowing that I will probably never be able to see them play live again.