The Burroughs


The Burroughs


Fri, November 24, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $27.00

This event is 21 and over

The Burroughs
The Burroughs
Since humble beginnings in the summer of 2013, The Burroughs have been playing and dancing their way into the hearts of dedicated fans throughout Northern Colorado and beyond. The band's trademark “sweaty soul music” features a polished four-piece horn section, a powerhouse rhythm section, and charismatic and multi-talented front-man Johnny Burroughs. Together the band's nine members create a sound that invokes the spirit of soul heroes such as Otis Redding, James Brown, and Bill Withers. Though The Burroughs got their start covering classic music from some of their favorite artists, the band truly shines on their collection of catchy and dance-able originals. Their first full-length album titled Sweaty Greeley Soul was recorded live at the Moxi Theater in Greeley, CO in May of 2015 and released in July of 2015. In April of 2016, they released two new studio singles- "You Are My Joy" and "1968"- recorded at Mighty Fine studios in Denver with engineer Colin Bricker and produced by drummer and mentor Jim White.

The Burroughs are known for high-energy, crowd-friendly live shows that are guaranteed to get audience members moving. The band has performed at FoCoMX, New West Fest, Tour de Fat, FORToberfest, and has headlined the Greeley Block Party. They have opened for national touring acts including the Steve Miller Band, and Sir Mix-A-Lot and have performed in historic Front Range venues including The Aggie, the Boulder Theater, and The Fox Theatre. All members of the group proudly call Greeley, Colorado home.
“Once you witness the major dosage of authentic Afrobeat the band drops into their body of danceable wonderment, there is no turning back.” - Colorado Music Buzz

"The songs that Atomga performed were intricate and detailed and the band’s stage presence was loose and flowing. You cannot help but have fun when you see these 11 musicians energetically rock the stage."
-Brian Turk, Listen Up Denver

"Atomga specializes in positive vibes, authentic Nigerian Afrobeat and funk/soul sounds ideal for dancing your ass off."
-Ru Johnson, Westword

"The sound, anything but pedestrian, was an inspiring find. Definitely a band to watch for the fusion/Afrobeat crowd."
-Billy Thieme, Reverb

"Watch out Denver, cause your newest party band is just getting warmed up. These guys are poised to take this town by storm!"
-Timothy Dwenger, Listen Up Denver
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202