FUTURE STUFF is a young poppy-folk-blues duo based out of the Midwest. They’ve been commonly noted as a mix between Tedeschi Trucks Band, The White Stripes and Shakey Graves. They have been named one of the best up and coming bands in the Chicago-land area. The duo is comprised of Gabe Burdulis and Althea Grace. Their heavy blues influence gives their music and lyrics a sound beyond their years and can best be described as a fun vintage, but 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 and a sound greater than their numbers. They use a unique instrumentation featuring Burdulis on vocals, guitar, kick drum and trumpet looping, and Grace on vocals, upright bass, and guitar. Their performances create a full-band sound with just two people on stage while still maintaining a personal intimacy with their audiences.
Gabe and Thea met after the summer of 2012 outside of Chicago at a small band competition where they competed against each other. They had already been pursuing individual solo careers up to that point and have been sharing the stage and creating music together ever since meeting.
The two officially teamed up together to form 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 Teragram Balroom (Los Angeles, CA) and music festivals including the worlds largest, Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI). Together they have shared the stage with many national acts like Los Lobos, Doyle Bramhall II, The Black Lilies, Uncle Lucius, and Ike Willis (Frank Zappa).
FUTURE STUFF released their debut EP, recorded in Nashville, TN, at the start of 2016. It received immediate national attention when the first 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.
Quote via Sheryl Crow (Twitter/Instagram): “Saw a young duo called future stuff last night at City Winery Nashville. They blew me away! Check them out!!”
Quote via Doyle Bramhall II (KRSH FM): “They’re probably my favorite opening act I’ve ever had”