Send your ears on a little vacation. Sugahbeat is a musical fusion that embraces a variety of cross-cultural rhythms played by top-notch musicians who are equally diverse in personality and style. Their shows can become a full-on dance session trimmed in smiles and sweat.

Literally a Phoenix “supergroup” culled from some of the area’s greatest bands of the last 20 years, Sugahbeat is refreshingly different. Almost uncategorizable (other than “universally fun”) they seamlessly blend world rhythms with contemporary beats, Reggae with Samba, Pop with Soca (West Indian for “Soul Calypso”), Latin with R&B, until the lines are blurred between them all, creating a distinctive sound all their own.

Sugahbeat paints from a palette of sophisticated grooves and textures that span subdued and soulful tracks to booty-shakin’ dance beats. Fun and funky, the quintet fluently navigates all kinds of pop music and live crowds dig it.

Groove globally, listen locally. That’s Sugahbeat!




Style: Fun, groovin’ music with reggae and global influences

Performs: 5-piece or duo, or full band plus horns

Recordings: Sugahbeat EP, via online stores

Samples: “Just One Remedy”