Paige & The People's Band (No. 1303)

Paige & The People’s Band bring their high energy mix of funk, soul & rock to 11th & Grant with Eric Funk. The nine-piece horn powered and vocally charged group is quickly becoming a mainstay of the Montana music scene, showcasing the sound of 70s soul with a modern twist.
11th and Grant

Paige & The People's Band

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Paige & The People’s Band bring their high energy mix of funk, soul & rock to 11th & Grant

Paige & The People’s Band bring their high energy mix of funk, soul & rock to 11th & Grant with Eric Funk. The nine-piece horn powered and vocally charged group is quickly becoming a mainstay of the Montana music scene, showcasing the sound of 70s soul with a modern twist. The backup vocalists and horn section make the band reminiscent of groups like Cold Blood or Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings but with a contemporary feel. They pride themselves on playing diverse music from several genres, all infused with a generous dose of soul in every song.

Lead singer Paige Rasmussen is joined by a cast of legendary Montana musicians. Her brother and founding member of Paige & The People’s Band, Aaron Rasmussen, provides a rhythmic backbone to this dynamic group as drummer and vocalist. Mike “The Wizard” Kozeil adds electricity and imagination with his extraordinary improvised Key solos. Ben Johns brings class and a smoky allure with his warm and commanding Saxophone. Orin Gunderson pops the top end with control of his ever-compelling trumpet. Casey George holds down the low end with a robust tone and vivid Bass fills. Leah Hueser and Karla Vandersloot fill out the sound with skilled, exciting and sultry vocals, and Dan Bradner brightens the stage with his exceptional and inspired guitar.

The band dresses to impress giving their performances a sense of occasion, then blasting the roof off with their big band, powerhouse sound. Members of Paige & The People’s Band have shared the stage with such musical legends as BB King, The Doobie Brothers, and Lyle Lovett, they have toured the US and Europe and are bringing what they’ve loved and learned back to this electrifying group.