Wednesday Artist Spotlight: BUMP

By | November 5, 2008

BUMP opened for Hanson November 9, 2005 in Detroit, MI on the Live and Electric tour. Get to know them a little bit better:


Photo Credit: Josh Band

Where is your band based out of?
Detroit, MI

Can you give us a little background on the band?
We started about 7 years ago in East Lansing MI when Chris and Yorg were students at Michigan State University. We’ve shredded and melted faces all over the country ever since!

What made you decide to enter Hanson’s opening act contest?
We actually didn’t enter, our lighting director did it without telling us….And we won!

What were your expectations before opening? Were they met?
We didn’t know what to expect. The given was the screaming girls, that didn’t disappoint. I can tell you though that we were really impressed with how tight Hanson was. They’re a really good band who gets some crap from a certain side of the industry. We get asked all the time by radio DJ’s and journalists what it was like to play with Hanson, we always tell them they were sick!

Since opening, what has your band been up to?
Touring, touring, and touring. We’re built on our live show and staying on the road. We’ve also been recording a new album which is due out later this winter. It’ll feature 10 new songs and will really change some perspectives on “what the Bump sound is.” The album has a really cool progressive lofi indie sound that we’re really excited about!

Do you have any upcoming shows?
We started a fall tour in October and have our big annual Thanksgiving Eve show here in Detroit at the Majestic Theatre. We hope to see you out!

Wednesday November 5, 2008

The Bottleneck, Lawrence KS
10:00 pm * $5 * 18+

Thursday November 6, 2008
The Grammophone, St. Louis MO
Friday November 7, 2008
Bent River Brewery, Moline IL
10:00 pm * $5 * 21+

Saturday November 8, ,2008
Mousetrap, Indianapolis IN
10:00 pm * FREE * 21+

If you go to one of their upcoming shows – be sure to tell them that I say hello!

One thought on “Wednesday Artist Spotlight: BUMP

  1. Christa

    I saw these guys open for Hanson in Royal Oak that night…They were great!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *