“Good times call for great music.” Off The Ledge current lineup came together in early 2015 with diverse musical backgrounds, and quickly morphed into a cohesive unit, creating a signature sound to their mix of funky, folky, blues influenced, alterna-rock jazziness. Personally, the guys don’t take themselves too seriously and at the onset, their biggest ambition was making each other laugh. Don’t be fooled by that, the musical complexity, instrumentation and each member’s proficiency quickly grabs your attention and speaks volumes about who they really are.
Live performances incorporate an electric mix of original music and covers that showcase their affable personalities and many influences, ranging from Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, CCR, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Albert King, & Muddy Waters. The band are experts at intelligently engrossing the crowd with “catchy” tunes with a broad appeal, making for active crowd participation, and an inclusive, “feel good” show. Matt Shannon (lead vocals, guitar), Tab Wakley (lead guitar), Luke Dahlstrom (bass), and Eric Brandes (drums) comprise the band.
Examiner – “Off The Ledge is making a splash in the Lansing music industry because of their unique sound.”
Middle of the Mitten - “Off The Ledge is a band that impeccably combines elements of blues, funk, rock, jazz, and folk into their songs for your listening pleasure.”
Wblognz – “Everything you ever loved about ’90s music is back, and better than ever. I’m not talking about the sugary pop teenagers like Brittany or Christina, I mean the grunge — the good stuff.”
Music Brackets – “…the band is very talented. Matt Shannon sounds a bit like Adam Levine but better. His lead vocals bring a lot of energy to the band’s sound. The songs arrangements are tight and jam band-ish at the same time with a lot of changes, guitar solos and background vocals.