URBAN - Funk
Formed in November of 2005, Chinese Fingertrap has quickly emerged onto the Midwest and national music scene. Their unique instrumentation compound with amazing musical enthusiasm to create a fresh, organic sound that appeals to all audiences. This five-piece ensemble is held together by the snapping rhythm section of Cody Schleichert on drums and Brian Saulig on bass. When the unique percussive keyboard playing of Eric Frank and the smooth saxophone licks of Nathan Kamsler are added, this band is about as good as it gets.
Completing the lineup is Chinese Fingertrap's newest member, vocalist Alyssa Voelker. Alyssa was gifted with an amazing voice that combines the power of Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Raitt with the beauty and elasticity of Norah Jones.
CFT's summer of 2007 has entailed many world-class festival appearances such as 10,000 Lakes (Detroit Lakes, MN), Wakarusa (Lawrence, KS), and Forecastle Fest (Louisville, KY) in which they shared the bill with an eclectic array