From Madison and Milwaukee, The Periodicals merge northern soul, classic R&B, and alternative rock to create an inventive, soulful, and searching sound that will have you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet, but can catch you off-guard just as easily as they catch you singing along.
Formed in 2013, The Periodicals are a British/American Wisconsin-based ten-piece band featuring guitars, horns, keyboards, violin, and sensational vocals that have been earning rave reviews for their tight live sets and unique blend of northern soul and alternative rock. Whether its on the festival stage or in the intimacy of a downtown bar, the Periodicals rock the house - blowing the dust off and thumbing through a rich catalog of original material with a classic feel, along with their take on some iconic cuts of northern soul.
Fresh from a series of standout shows last year, 2023 sees the band playing a number of prominent dates in support of a new set of live recordings to be released in May. This collection will feature the songs that have been the highlights of recent shows, and showcase their music and live performances for a whole new audience. Check out the upcoming shows page to see when and where The Periodicals will be playing next.
"Part of what makes the chemistry in this band so great is that although we are a mix of people from across the community and we come from all kinds of different places and backgrounds, we are united in our love of this music and how important it is to share it. And then you add that there are so many first rank talents in this band that I don't know where to start - Nikko Murphy, Steve Rosenblum, and Jamill Shaw (to take just three) - are you kidding me?. Don't wait. Come and see this band."