JAMSGIVING Band Spotlight – Turtle Soup & Mike Montrey Band

A band that puts the soup in Souper Groove plus another incredible band that has been raging Souper Groove events since day one. Let’s take a look at Turtle Soup and Mike Montrey Band! Check them out below and get your tickets now for JAMSGIVING. It begins THIS FRIDAY at Paul’s Tavern!



In their relatively brief history, Turtle Soup has shared the stage with some of the best known bands and musicians in the scene including Umphrey’s McGee, Furthur, Moe., Blues Traveler, Break Science, Max Creek, George Clinton, Marco Benevento, Steve Kimock, The Marshall Tucker Band, Little Feat and more, earning rave reviews from fans, peers and press with their energetic style and unique songwriting. The Soup has also performed at some of the best music festivals in the northeast like Wormtown, Strangecreek, New York Harvest Fest, Jersey Shore Music Fest, Opple Topple, Some Kind of Jam as well as regular sets at some of the most well known traditional music venues in the NYC area such as the Stone Pony and the Cutting Room.

Hear some live Turtle Soup from Archive.org

Memebers: Jeff “Mudd” Mahajan, Sean Dodds, Andy Feldman, Mike McDermott, Andy Meyer, Mark Nettleingham


The sound of Mike Montrey Band has a rugged outline — awareness of life’s tremors pepper the lyrics, sung with a tenor that both trembles and soars, seemingly made for this kind of poetry. Yet it’s the high-spirited melodies and flowing, exploratory warmth of the musicianship that keep this six-piece from settling anywhere near easy classification; “indie acoustic singer-songwriter,” “sultry, jazzy zouk” or “roots” could aptly be applied at any given performance. Relix Magazine has caught on, as has Jambands.com and the prestigious Asbury Music Awards.With a slew of festival appearances, headlining gigs at noted clubs and national nods for the albums, a northern New Jersey dream has turned into a Northeast sensation.

Hear some Mike Montrey Band on ReverbNation

Members: Mike Montrey (guitars/vocals), Duke (bass/vocals), Karl Dietel (keys), Adam Garnys (sax), Jen Augustine (vocals), Vinnie Smith (drums)