FUTURE STUFF is a young poppy-folk duo based out of the Midwest. They’ve been said to be compared as a Tedeschi Trucks Band meets The White Stripes meets Shakey Graves. They have been named one of the best up and coming bands in the Chicago land area. The team is made up of Gabe Burdulis and Thea Grace. Their heavy blues influence gives their music and lyrics a sound beyond their years and can best be described as a fun vintage folk/pop style that will keep you on the edge of your seat while tearing at your heart strings.
FUTURE STUFF’s live shows are full of energy with a big sound. They use a unique instrumentation featuring Burdulis on vocals, guitar, kick drum and trumpet looping, and Grace on vocals, upright bass, and guitar. Their performance creates a full-band sound with just two people while still bringing a personal intimacy to audiences.
Gabe and Thea met after the summer of 2012 outside of Chicago at a small band competition where they were competing against each other. They had already been pursuing individual solo careers up to that point but have been sharing the stage and creating music ever since meeting that day.
The duo officially teamed up together to launch FUTURE STUFF in the fall of 2015 with some already notable achievements under their belts including having performed at venues all over the country such as the iconic Blue Bird Cafe (Nashville, TN), The Mint (Los Angeles, CA) and music festivals including the worlds largest, Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI). Together they have shared the stage with many national acts like Doyle Bramhall II, The Black Lilies, Uncle Lucius, and Ike Willis (Frank Zappa).
FUTURE STUFF released their debut EP at the start of 2016 which they recorded in Nashville, TN. It has already gotten some national attention since release when a single off the EP, “Act Like You Love Me” was featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist and has been featured on many major stations across the country.
FUTURE STUFF will be extending their tour with Doyle Bramhall II on the west coast this winter! Stay tuned for dates.
Quote via Sheryl Crow: “Saw a young duo called future stuff last night at City Winery Nashville. They blew me away! Check them out!!”