Karl B & The Soul Surgeons are a funk fusion band based in the Twin Cities. They bring an energetic, dynamic, and exciting brand of funk to the Minneapolis scene, with inflections of jazz, R&B, latin and prog. The Soul Surgeons first formed in the summer of 2012, with Karl Brueggemann on drums, Andrew McManimon on guitar, and Elliot Keyes on bass. They played their first show in February of 2013, featuring Jesse Mueller on keyboards. Due to Jesse's commitments in multiple other local bands, the group continued for around a year as a trio. In August 2014, Frank Merchlewitz moved to Minneapolis and joined the band on keyboards, finalizing both the lineup and the sound of the band. The guys hit the studio in November of 2014 to record their debut full-length album, which was released in February of 2015, and entitled Electrosurgery.