MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (FOX 9) – Allen Maier and Sebastian Davin are heading on 15 decades of bringing the funk to business functions, bars, and weddings about Minnesota and further than. With close to 80 demonstrates on the calendar each individual 12 months, lifetime has been shifting rapid for their cover band “The White Keys,” at the very least right up until early August.
“He said the trailer is gone, anyone took it, and I could instantly truly feel my fingers obtained sweaty, and my head obtained sizzling, it felt unreal,” bandmate Davin stated. “My preliminary believed when all of the things was absent was, effectively now we have very little, so how can we continue?”
Davin was making ready to depart Inver Grove Heights with bandmate Maier to perform a wedding in Fargo on the morning of August 6. But that early morning, they learned their trailer, with $35,000 value of devices, experienced been stolen: drums, piano, microphones and lights were being all absent even with large-obligation locks and a monitoring system. The gear was uninsured.
The White Keys cover band experienced their trailer stolen in Inver Grove Heights with $35,000 value of products within.
“It was the things we had poured a good deal of love into,” Davin reported. “It is the keyboard I have been enjoying with for a long time, the drum set that Al toured with and played hundreds of shows… anything in that trailer is every little thing we have essential to do our occupation more than the past 15 decades.”
Surprisingly, even with the substantial decline, the show in Fargo nonetheless went on. Considering the fact that then, they’ve made a few more occur too.
“We do not want our tragic day to change into their tragic working day, so we have stretched to make each and every solitary demonstrate come about, we have had to piece together gear. The new music neighborhood definitely responded immediately… individuals started out giving, ‘hey, I’ve bought a snare drum, I have bought some speakers, what do you men need?’”
Now, as they begin above all over again, they are inquiring for the community’s support to get off the ground. A GoFundMe has by now introduced in about $13,000 listed here. “The help has been mind-boggling from mates, family members, strangers,” Maier claimed.
Their aim is to attain $20,000 by Labor Working day, mainly because they have quite a few weddings scheduled in the thirty day period of September.
Meanwhile, law enforcement in Inver Grove Heights are investigating, and pawn stores are on the lookout, but The White Keys say they most likely won’t recuperate any of the gear.