Formerly known as the Robby Hunter Band, Miami, Florida-based self-proclaimed "indie funk" outfit Magic City Hippies specialize in a breezy blend of hip-hop, funk, pop, and beach-bum soul that has drawn comparisons to the likes of G Love & Special Sauce, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Jack Johnson.
The band's origins begin with singer/songwriter Hunter, who spent his formative years busking and playing loop-driven solo shows. Tired of the grueling one-man show routine, Hunter eventually recruited drummer Pat Howard and bass player John Coughlin into the fold, and the newly dubbed Robby Hunter Band was born. As the hometown trio's repertoire and concert schedule grew, so did their fan base, and by 2015 they had expanded to a five-piece and renamed themselves Magic City Hippies, after the 2013 Robby Hunter Band LP of the same name. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi