Singing since the age of ten, Aaron Heaton, aka Heatbox, knew performing was in his blood. When the Minnesota native began making sounds and beats with his mouth in high school, it simply clicked.

Performing with locally famous funk, rock, and blues band City Collective, previously known as Root City Band (voted Best Blues Band of the Twin Cities by the readers of City Pages in 2006), as well as a one man band, Heatbox (1st place at the 2007 “Yo! The Music” Minneapolis beatbox battle) is known for bringing his unique “you have to see it to believe it” quality to the table. Singing, beatboxing, looping and a warm sense of humor leaves the audience captivated time and time again. Heatbox’s songs and sounds range from soulful Motown a capella to the fastest mouthful of beats one could imagine.

The audience demographic is eclectic and inclusive. At no point is a specific age, race, gender or social group out of the norm at a Heatbox performance. Young hippie to a seasoned hip-hopper, there is something for everyone.