Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers is a 6-piece Soul/R&B/Funk band out of Lincoln NE. The band was nominated 2014 Best New Artist debut by Blues Blast Magazine. We also won Best Soul at the Omaha Entertainment Awards, Album of the year of 2014 and Best R&B/Soul in 2013. In following our first album release, which has been in the top ten of the Roots Music Report Soul AND R&B Charts for the past 40 weeks (including one week at #1) and getting radio play all over the US and abroad, we will be touring in support of our 2nd album. with support from our record label, Silver Street, (owned by the CEO of Archrival- a branding/marketing company with international campaigns for Redbull, Addidas and more). Highly recommended for fans of Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and St.Paul and The Broken Bones.
"Living By The Minute, coming out January 13, 2015 from Silver Street Records, is a powerful soul statement, combining the sheer power of Otis Redding, the funk of James Brown and the social immediacy of Puzzle People-era Temptations...Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers don’t serve up neo-soul, hip-hop soul or some other updated notion of soul music. This is the straight-up undiluted stuff.” - SomethingElseReviews.com
“The kind of Soul/Blues/R&B/Rock that would make 1950s Ike Turner smile as he was plotting his future.” - Midwest Record
“From an indie perspective, I’d slide Hoyer into the same category as funk/soul maven Sharon Jones + the Dap-Kings... I say this because Jones is an accepted commodity among indie-music followers (and for good reason); Hoyer deserves the same acceptance since his music is just as dirty, just as authentic in its own way.” - Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
“Josh Hoyer is coming out firing on all cylinders, smashing styles together to come up with their own groove. Funky soul packed with power, it’s Dr. John meets Al Green backed by Booker T and the MGs. You know, the good stuff.”-Charlie JohnsonFuse Recording
This band is all about exchanging SOUL with the PEOPLE. High energy live performance, great songs and world-class musicianship!
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