Saturday, July 27, 2019
7 pm Doors // 7:30 pm **Game Time**
$10 Advance // $15 At The Door
Soul-Players is a one-of-a-kind game show where the games are influenced by the audience both in attendance and on the internet! It's a fun new way to raise money for your organization or favorite charity. People from anywhere in the world can watch, play the games, and donate!
Special guests include Robyne Robinson, Alex Rossi, Jesse Larson, Maxaphone, Pat Forsyth, Alex Steele, Smokin' Joe, Demitri Rallis, Desdamona, Ellen Lehn, Anna Miller, Jellyfish Josh, Val Heaton, Nick Heaton, Jared Brewington, Jesse Larson -- and many more!
Aaron "Heatbox" Heaton, aka The One Man Entertainment System, is a Minneapolis-based creative force known for his innovative live performance and uniquely diverse set of creative gifts. He is a beat-boxing loop artist, voice actor, computer programmer, video game show host -- and, the creator behind the popular and unique video game, Soul-Players, which allows players to raise money for their favorite charity or organization.
In 2013, massiveamountsofgood.org named Heatbox their “Artist of the Year,” on the heals of his buzz-worthy appearance that year at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas. An increasingly sought-after performer, Heatbox has showcased his many talents at “Beats on the Beach,” a three-day music festival in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) with notables such as CeeLoo Green, Eminem, and Missy Elliot. He has toured the US and Canada with fellow solo act That One Guy, and has opened for artists such as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Boyz II Men, Wu Tang Clan, Medeski Martin and Wood, Umphrey’s McGee, Chali 2na, Warren G, and many others. Festival appearances include Summerfest, 10KFL, Summercamp, Harvest Fest, Bella Music Fest, Big Wu Family Reunion, and international festivals like Earthtonz World Music Fest in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Heatbox’s discography includes two full-length studio albums, Entertainment (2006) and System (2009). Included on System was the video game, Ninja Strike, designed and programmed entirely by Heatbox himself. Following the System release in 2009, he co-produced two original music videos, “Pizza Funk” and “Jack & Coke” alongside acclaimed Boston video producer Spookie Daly. In addition to appearances on NBC's "The Sing Off" and "America's Got Talent," Heatbox has performed extensively with the internationally-acclaimed percussive dance and music ensemble, Rhythmic Circus. If that's not enough, Heatbox co-hosts the weekly G’Night Jam, a Twins Cities “late-night” style talk/music/game show he co-created with fellow Minneapolis musician, Maxaphone. A creative force to behold, indeed.