Start with a double shot of smooth Motown groove, mix in a spicy dash of Rolling Stones gritty swagger and a dollop of J. Geils Band hi-energy intensity, shake well - and treat yourself to a super-cool swig of the Mac Saturn band from Detroit, Michigan. Known for serving up exciting live shows with elements of classic rock, funk, and R&B, the quintet's style has been affectionately coined ‘Rust Valley Rock & Roll’ by fans and collaborators.
Mac Saturn is dynamically fronted by Carson Macc, who’s been co-writing and performing songs with guitarist Nick Barone since they were metro Detroit teens. Then an aspiring drummer, Macc was keen to learn that Barone was a budding guitar player with a similar ear for Motown, jazz, and blues. The duo quickly began to collaborate and sold out their first live appearance at The Pike Room in Pontiac, MI before their 18th birthdays.
With Barone fronting the group and Macc holding down the drum kit, the pair cut their rock chops by gigging tirelessly around Metro Detroit, breaking through the immense static of an oversaturated local scene to garner praise from some of Detroit’s hometown heroes.
Experimenting with various lineups, the duo finally solidified as a quintet – adding bassist Jive Moses, drummer Angelo Coppola, and lead guitarist Mike Moody. Bassist Jive Moses’ mature, versatile playing and ear for arrangement meant he could keep pace with the always-evolving musical styles of songwriters Macc and Barone. As Carson Macc emerged from behind the kit to front the band with two free hands, the trio tapped Angelo Coppola, a veteran drummer of over 600 live shows despite his tender age. And Mike Moody, Mac Saturn’s lead guitarist and a childhood friend of both Macc and Coppola, was lured home to Detroit from Los Angeles after years of fronting the L.A.-based award-winning blues outfit The Real Stills.
Mac Saturn was discovered by Greta Van Fleet Grammy-winning producers Al Sutton, Marlon Young, and Herschel Boone in the summer of 2020. The band has since been hard at work recording their debut release at Sutton’s Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, MI.