El Camino Hot Tub began as a seven-piece funk rock band that originated in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With their high-energy grooves and heavily improv-driven performances, they are quickly elevating the dance floor from the stand-n-nod to something that more resembles a cross between the Q-tip and the bus-driver. Like the Super Friends (but with less tights) Drew Seabold assembled a team for a funk project consisting of Topher Beyer, Michael Newsome and Ryne Wemhoff. After a few weeks of experimenting with fast, percussive slap bass, melodic, soulful guitar licks, rich vocals and intuitive drum beats, the four decided to put out an APB for that extra dash of flavor their funk-roast was missing. Amber Feichter,Ty Fry and Sawyer Green entered the picture and immediately took to the beats that were already being laid down, elevating them to a brand new height with that weird, beautiful magic only horn players seem to understand. Zach Gibson, a later addition to the team, brought his keyboard into the mix of the ever-growing group in May of 2019, taking the group's sound to new heights and adding just the right dash of spice to the already flavorful dish El Camino had been working with.
An El Camino Hot Tub show is a unique musical experience, combining practiced and perfected original music and heaping helpings of improvisation, full of positive vibes, explosive energy and every reason to let the wall hold itself up while you stomp the floor down. El Camino is a young band, having only begun its journey in July of 2018, but its heart and love for all things funky and free is immediately shared with everyone, leading to one helluva night that no amount of Guinness could hope to rob you of.