Cargo & the Heavy Lifters formed in the Summer of 2015 and met with immediate success. In less than six months CHL transitioned from performing at small nightclubs to selling out concert venues and performing at festivals. The powerful and soulfully irresistible voice of Randy McCargo is supported by the Heavy Lifters, veteran musicians who play slick-tight compositions and arrangements of standards that shatter the expectations of any audience. CHL aggressively tackles any genre from any decade with the same energy and mastery. On any given night they can be as good as the best Rock, Blues, Country, and Soul bands, all at the same time. CHL released their first CD, Live at Jammin’ Java a year after the group’s debut. The hit single Hello Josephine! can be heard on over one hundred broadcast radio stations and a dozen internet stations worldwide. Cargo & the Heavy Lifters are currently producing two videos of original Blues and Rock songs commissioned by four-time Emmy winning producer Mike Audick. These videos will be broadcast and released as audio singles in the Summer of 2018.
“With groovy guitar licks and bursting soulful lyrics, Cargo & The Heavy Lifters provide an exemplary look at what American music sounds like. With covers and originals, the group focuses on the old school aspects of blues, rock and even country. The booming voice of Randy McCargo make this group a must see, as his dynamic voice is a rarity in the modern scope of music. From the sound to their attire, this band is wonderfully old school, and as their website exclaims “awesome.””
– On Tap Magazine (Nov 01, 2016)