Week four’s installment of the NFL and ESPN‘s Monday Night Football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers saw a surprise appearance from The Main Squeeze.
Following a commercial midway through the first quarter of Monday’s game, right after the Chargers took an early 7–0 lead over the Raiders, The Main Squeeze made their Monday Night Football debut. As the final commercial ended and faded back to the broadcast, members Corey Frye (vocals/keys), Ben “Smiley” Silverstein (keys/keytar), Maximillian Newman (guitar), Rueben Gingrich (drums), and Rob “Skywalker” Walker (bass/keys/vocals) took over the screen with a few guests.
Appearing as an octet, The Main Squeeze packed a whole lot of energy during the 20-second spot leading into the Chargers kickoff. Performing from their home with hills of Los Angeles, CA in the background, the band supplied their take on the classic theme song for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. With Frye joyously shaking a tambourine, Newman’s guitar took center stage for the distorted lead licks, while Gingrich and Walker held down the rhythm section with Silverstein, the brass, and DJ. While short, the performance was certainly indicative of their high-energy funk sound that has captivated fans across the country.
Check out the primetime performance below.
The Main Squeeze – Monday Night Football
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In other Main Squeeze news, the band recently announced its first-ever performance in London, taking place on December 10th, 2021 at Colours. Head here for more information and more tour dates.