The Upstate’s Highest Energy Funk Band
The Hustle began as a fusion group in 2013 while guitarist and bandleader Johnny the Fox was in music school. Taking time off after the birth of his second child and a different taste in music, he gathered The Hustle together again for a new adventure:
High Energy Funk.
Joined by explosive vocalist and fellow USCU alum Michael Spisak, the two began a quest to bring the hardest hitting, high energy funk to the local music scene.
With the addition of local studio owner and multi instrumentalist Max Price on bass and the young but always cool and fiery Ryan Hart on kit late in 2017, The Hustle found the sound that Michael and Matthew had spent the year looking for.
In 2018, The Hustle opened the year by signing on with local hip hop producer M.I.N.D. to develop their next level of live sound and light production as well as expanding to the originally planned Mayfield style lineup.
The Hustle never stops working, with ambitions in the works for recording, national recognition, church music support as well as and music education.
No matter what, The Hustle means
The Funk. The Whole Funk. Nuthin’ but the Funk.