The New Respects Alexandria Fitzgerald (left) Jasmine Mullen and Alexis Fitzgerald step to the front of Bonnaroo's Who Stage June 15 in Manchester, Tenn.
Tiffany Brady | MTSU Seigenthaler News Service
Nashville-based The New Respects took over Bonnaroo’s Who Stage late Saturday afternoon with a rambunctious, rollicking set featuring a unique blend of funk and guitar-powered indie rock.
It’s a family affair, as twin sisters Alexandria and Alexis Fitzgerald play lead and bass guitar, respectively, while older brother Darius Fitzgerald maintains the beat on drums. Cousin Jasmine Mullen sings lead vocals.
Each band member had their own microphone, allowing for tight harmonies and bits of rap. Synchronized dance moves added to the feel-good funkiness.
The group draws from a range of musical influences, including modern gospel, Motown, and even Contemporary Christian music. Making their Bonnaroo debut, The New Respects showcased songs such as “Hands Up,” “Coffee in the Morning,” and “Trouble.”
Near the end of the set, a sultry cover of the Beatles “Come Together” kept the crowd dancing in the early evening light.