Jake Ilika (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars)
Jim Trouten (electric and lap steel guitars, vocals)
Jamie Groth (bass and vocals)
Zac Barbieur (drums and percussion)
Formed as a backing band to Jake Ilika and his songs, The Heavy Set is an ambassador of blues, alt-country and rock, displaying sounds and styles much akin to those of Wilco, Gomez, and Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. Their live performances are a guitar tour de force, and bring the roots rock genre into a heavier realm.
The Heavy Set has shared billing with Mark Mallman, The 4onthefloor, Erik Koskinen Band, People Brothers Band, Mike Munson, Jillian Rae, Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets and many more. Their debut EP, Jake Ilika & The Heavy Set, is out on CD and available at shows, and also available online at Bandcamp for digital download.