The Heavy Pets have yet to achieve the recognition level of powerhouse jam bands like Dave Matthews Band and Phish but that day may not be far off. Sonically, the band transcends the typical jam band, and much of the sound can be attributed to the fact it has two accomplished lead guitarists — Jeff Lloyd and Mike Garulli. Of course, the work of Jim Wuest (keyboard, vocals), Tony D'Amato (bass), and Jamie Newitt (drums) are nothing to overlook either. The band jams out in many genres, like rhythm and blues and jazz-funk, and its plethora of musical chops translates seamlessly into each one. A must-see for jam band fans and awkward concert dancing.