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Moods: Mood: Upbeat Blues: Electric Blues Blues: Chicago Style Blues: Blues-Rock Rock: Album Rock

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United States - Wisconsin

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Jonny T-Bird & the Mps

Jonny T-Bird & the MPs belt out a soulful mix of blues and originality. The MPs stands for MARINATED PUPPETS, which was the name of a band that a few of its members were a part of before they gave birth to this WAMI nominated blues combo. The band’s founding members met while they were studying music at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Since 2009, their performances included some of southeastern Wisconsin's well-known venues (Miramar Theatre, Cactus Club, Up & Under, The Domes, etc.). Outside of Wisconsin, they have performed at The Smoke Daddy (Chicago, IL), Pig Minds Brewing Co. (Machesney Park, IL) and The Blu Room (Dubuque, IA).Their CD “Let’s Do This!” has been available for purchase since March 2013 and their newest release "True Story" has been available for purchase since June 2016.

Jon "Jonny T-Bird" Neuberger - The architect and bandleader of Jonny T-Bird & the MPs.  Some say you have to be born with the blues to play the blues.  That was the case when Jon was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at an early age.  Known as the mild form of the autism spectrum.  But that didn't stop Jon from picking up the guitar at the age of thirteen. Back then, Jon studied under two of Milwaukee’s guitar legends, Jeff Dagenhardt and Greg Koch. Jon was given the name JONNY T-BIRD while he was a student at Wauwatosa West High School and one of his teachers (Bob Bathurst) called him that name out of the blue. The more he did it, the more that name stuck. Jon was learning classic rock songs and played with various bands during his teenage years. While he went to college at both MATC and Carroll University, Jon finally decided to pursue his music into blues and jazz.  Jon can also be found giving private guitar and bass lessons if he's not performing on stage.