Miki Fiki

Nashville, TN

Keys, sax, bass and drums. Nashville-based Miki Fiki isn’t the first band without guitars, and it won’t be the last. But this configuration, born in a ranch-style home in 2017, has given the group a limitless versatility: their first show was played in a sweaty living room on Estes Rd., their last was in a motorcycle shop in St. Louis.

The quartet – Ted Hartog (vocals, keys), Alex Clayton (drums, percussion), Hunter Mulkey (bass) and Julia Meredith (winds, horns) – has found its sound. From a debut self-titled EP to a danceable single, “Stranger,” Miki Fiki’s music has been influenced by artists as varied as Anderson .Paak to Ben Folds. The jazz/funk instrumentals combine with lyric-heavy verses and big harmonies to create a sonic landscape as indie as it is pop.

“There’s a playfulness to it,” Ted says. “I’ve been a bit sensitive my whole life, and time always seems to reveal an element of drama in those emotionally-charged experiences. [The emotions] are valid and what you feel is what you feel. But this band is a place to look at those emotions, those real, lived experiences, and throw a soft smile on the whole thing.”

Artist Performances

Thursday August 1st from 9:15 PM - 10:05 PM at The Bent Keg (Formerly Mill Creek)
Friday August 2nd from 3:55 PM - 4:45 PM at The Alley Project at The History Museum
Friday August 2nd from 9:10 PM - 10:00 PM at OB's Brau Haus
Saturday August 3rd from 6:15 PM - 7:05 PM at McFleshman's Brewing Co.
Saturday August 3rd from 9:15 PM - 10:05 PM at Appleton Beer Factory
Sunday August 4th from 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM at Gibson Music Hall