It is said music is the language of the soul. Papa Bleu & The Fistbump Congress earn their reputation as talented musicians and skillful performers at every show. The lyrics capture the raw and the sublime of familiar experiences with a rhythmic World Music Pop sound--whether telling tales as a world traveler or of being in the now and after of love and relationship.
Fans say: "I love the energy you project in your songs'
'I hear many singers...I look forward to hearing you again.'
'This is so fun to see happening!'
'You sound like The Boss when you sing.'
The fan demographic Papa Bleu draws are collegiate, early career professionals, and musicians
I am an artist that's collaborated with Papa Bleu and he is a class act through and through. He is easy to communicate with, thoughtful, fun, and puts a lot into his music. His tunes always get people toe-tapping, humming, and/or dancing. Great person (and band) to book!
Price Range: $480-5-piece World Music Pop/2-3hrs
Gig Length: 120 - 180 minutes
Languages: French, Hawaiian
Papa Bleu & The Fistbump Congress organized in Minnesota after meeting local and transplant musicians. The group is made up of five talented and well seasoned musicians. With their world influences their sound has a bit of grit, pop, and lightheartedness to it. Fans often dance the night away when these five are playing!! Surely you will see this group in town shaking these up for the Twin Cities, and they're are just getting started.
Additional Booking Notes
Band can use a house P.A. or provide their own state-of-the art portable PA.
Requires electric hook-ups for band's guitar amps if used
Requires on site contact with hosting organization for soundcheck 1 hour before the gig
Need verification of sound engineer provided by the house. Yes/No?
If 'NO', then band will add a fee for providing a sound engineer they hire.
Past Booked Events
|July 08, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Music in The Parks (Nicollet)|
|July 02, 2019 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Caydence Records and Coffee|
|May 11, 2019 • 9:00pm - 11:50pm||Seward Cafe|
|April 27, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Urban Forage Winery & Cider|
|July 21, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul MN|
|June 21, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Private party, Bloomington|
|June 16, 2018 • 8:00am - 10:00am||Farmers Market; New Hope|
|June 09, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coffee Hag; Rochester MN|
The Island Song
Broke Man Blues
The Night is Young
|Teontre Dickerson||Guitar, Vocals|
|Joe Plummer||Lead guitarist|
|Mike Senkovich||Bass player|
Influences & Inspiration
World Music, Neil Young, The Lumineers, all sounds really
Chairs or stools
House PA or electrical for band equipment
Band can bring a compact, but stage-capable PA if a house PA is not available. If the performance is outdoors in high heat and intense sun, an awning or patio umbrella is required.