The Infatuations

  • Band
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Funk, Soul, Rock, Disco


Detroit MI United States

Sounds Like

Nu Motown, Lenny Kravitz, Bruno Mars, mayer hawthorne, fitz and the tantrum, vintage trouble, jamiroquai, motown, george clinton, stax

Digital Location


Member since: 04/17/2012 Year Founded: 2009


Mail alt 16x12 Christian Draheim
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Christian Draheim


Guitar/Band Leader 313.410.8445


  • Original material: 01 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 01 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 3
  • CDs sold: 2500
  • Original Songs: 32
  • Average Draw: 500
  • Largest crowd: 2,000
  • Have sound: No PA


“Detroit Block Party” is the only title appropriate for The Infatuations first full-length album. The Infatuations are simply… Detroit. This band is a celebration of every sonic movement borne of the Motor City; the well-crafted pop-soul of Motown, to the sheer in-your-face bravado of Parliament Funkadelic, to the raw untamed energy of the MC5. Imagine you are at a summertime block party with every milestone Detroit-produced band, the jam session at the end would bring you The Infatuations. Danceable, unforgettable catchy pop-rock-soul-n-funk, that hits the craft sonic signatures of decades of Motor City styles, but with a modern flair. The new singles evoke current culture and build on the cornerstones and high-water marks of their industrial renaissance hometown.

Like the band’s live performances, the album is diverse, fun, soulful, gritty, and always positive and uplifting in tenor. Their songwriting also provides rich storytelling in the tradition of Curtis Mayfield or Marvin Gaye. It gets you on your feet like Rare Earth, hits you like The MC5 and grooves you like P-Funk.

The Infatuations’ range of appeal is forefront in the acts they’ve shared the stage with in the last year… from George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars to Third Man Records’ breakout artist Willy Moon, to Here Come The Mummies to Mike Posner. Indeed the band is a perennial favorite on the summer festival circuit, reliably proving time and time again that all generations and cultures like to get up and dance!

The Infatuations live performance is electric, energetic, and engaging. These guys are so musically tight you couldn’t wedge a sheet of paper in between their hooks and modulations. Still, they radiate warmth and inclusiveness, making the audience gel as a community for the duration of the set. Singer Caleb Gutierrez, guitarist Christian Draheim, bassist The Wolf, guitarist Nick Behnan and drummer Robert Myers draw new fans into the “family” during every set. “Reliably fun and top-quality” according to promoters, “I can dance to every song, they’re familiar yet new”.

In 2014, The Infatuations brought home 5 Detroit Music Awards out of an astounding 14 nominations across multiple categories including Outstanding Live Performance. "You want to know how Detroit actually parties…watch The Infatuations," says Gnyp, from 93.9 FM The River. "The Infatuations are a must-see band”.

The Infatuations are currently on tour in search of new friends, new parties, sweaty summer festivals, and bringing their “Detroit Block Party” around the country.


• “If you want to know how Detroit actually parties, watch the Infatuations” - Gnyp from 93.9 The River - Windsor/Detroit
• “The Infatuations: One of Detroit’s Hottest Bands” – Metro Times Weekly - Detroit MI
• “The Infatuations encompass the best parts about that Detroit sound” – Real Detroit Weekly
• “The Infatuations bring the party for its live shows and their recorded work captures that sweaty, dance-demanding vibe perfectly.” – City Beat - Cincinnati OH
• “Fans of modern throwbacks like Fitz & the Tantrums, Eli “Paperboy” Reed and Mayer Hawthorne need to track down a copy of this gem.” - Pittsburgh In Tune
• “The Infatuations are becoming, well, quite the infatuation... They’re quickly turning into one of Detroit’s hottest bands.” – CW50 Detroit


• Won 5 Detroit Music Awards out of 14 Nominations at the 2014 Detroit Music Awards leading all artists
• Several Appearances: Fox 2 TV Detroit, WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit, WDIV Channel 4 Detroit, WDET, Mitch Albom WJR Detroit.
• On field performance at Comerica Park
• Headlined Black Swamp Arts Festival, other headliners; Robert Randolph & Family Band & The London Souls
• Invited by Don Was to be a part of his All Star Revue and Tribute to Bob Seger’s Live Bullet at the 2014 Concert of Colors
• Performed at Traverse City Film Festival (Michael Moore’s Film Maker’s Party). “Down Jefferson” appeared in the movie Misled.


WDET - Detroit MI
91X - San Diego CA
89X - Detroit MI
WKZQ - Myrtle Beach SC
The Vibe – Denver CO
RIFF2 – Detroit MI
KTRK - The Rock - Morro Bay CA
KX93.5 - Laguna Beach CA
Radio Cardiff – Cardiff UK
SevernFM – UK
WHFR – Dearborn, MI
WMPG – Portland ME
WIDL – Caro MI
KWSS – Phoenix AZ
Appetizer Radio (Syndicated)
Lopsided World of L (Syndicated)
CJAM – Winsor ON
WNMC – Traverse City MI
WXUT – Toledo OH
WBGU – Bowling Green OH
WSGR – Port Huron MI


The Colorful Radio - France
PopGeezer Radio - UK
Got Radio - USA
Jog Tunes – USA
Kat's Funkaholic Radio - USA
Cave Radio Broadcasting – USA
Monroe County Radio - USA
RawRadioX - USA
Blues Music Fan – USA
Justin Wayne Show – UK
Craft Music Discovery - USA
Blues Corner Radio – Firebrand Rock Radio – UK
Monroe County Radio – USA
Swing House Radio –The Independent FM – USA
The Bug Cast - UK
The Kitty Opal Show - USA
Is This Thing On? - UK
Hunnypot Radio - USA
Mad World Radio – USA
Idiosyncratic Transmissions – USA
Antimusic – USA
Life of a Rockstar – USA
Palace of Rock – Sweden
Fearless Radio - USA

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