The One Man Entertainment System, otherwise known as Heatbox, has been emerging in the Minneapolis music scene (“the 612”) for the better part of a decade. From rocking crowds in his humble beginnings with the Root City Band to selling out shows across the country, Heatbox’s unparalleled crossover between Motown, A cappalla, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul and Funk has gained National attention from both fans and the media alike. Creating beats and building songs from the ground up, Heatbox uses a Boss LoopStation RC-50 and a DigiTech Vocal 300 to create his songs. Recording each part as he goes, Heatbox’s music is live and in the moment. Using no tracks, samples, or pre-recorded music, each song and performance is distinctly unique.
Heatbox’s discography includes two full-length studio albums, Entertainment (2006) and System (2009). Included on System is a video game, Ninja Strike, designed and programmed entirely by Heatbox. Following the System release in 2009, he co-produced two original music videos, "Pizza Funk" and "Jack & Coke” alongside acclaimed Boston video producer Spookie Daly. He is currently in the studio working on his third full-length album, to be released in the near future!
Heatbox recently performed at "Beats on the Beach", a 3 day music festival in Abu Dhabi with notable names CeeLo Green, Nickelback, Eminem, Missy Elliott and more! He has toured the US and Canada with national act That One Guy, and has opened for artists such as George Clinton and Paliament Funkadelic, Boyz II Men, Wu Tang Clan, Buckethead, Medeski Martin and Wood, Bassnectar, Umphrey's McGee, Chali 2na, Rahzel, Warren G and many others. A popular artist at music gatherings, Heatbox has performed at notable fetivals such as South by South West, SummerFest, 10,000 Lakes Festival,Summercamp, Harvest Fest, Bella Music Fest, Big Wu Family Reunion, and many others including Earthtonz World Music Fest in Queenstown New Zealand! Showing no signs of slowing down, Heatbox plans on spreading his music and positive message to the rest of the world. Ultimately, his passion is to entertain people, and that’s exactly what he does. He truly is a one-man entertainment system!