Detroit Music born in Black Bottom, mothered by Motown, raised by the Rock City, and dragged down 8 Mile. 

The Gentlemen Mutineers are a band from Detroit, MI that takes the sound of rhythm and blues music (blues, soul, funk) and mashes it up with the current beats of dance and rap music. The result is an original sound that features soulful singing, skilled rapping and sing-along melodies.

The band was formed in March of 2013. In a short period of time, they have managed to capture the attention of industry insiders and music fans alike. Their music is being heard on multiple stages through their high-energy live show and was introduced to the public by Cheverolet in the promotion of their 2014 Impala.

The 6 piece band release their self-titled EP in September 2013 and will do so with and onslaught of music videos and upcoming college tours.

DETROIT – Many people sing in their cars, but few sound as good doing it as Frankie Turner, lead singer of Detroit-based blues-rock band The Gentlemen Mutineers. Frankie, as his fans know him, recently sang in the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, using the full-size sedan as a “mobile studio” to record an “Impala Mix” of their party anthem “Detroit Throttle.”

“The Corktown wobble, the Motor City slide, some Detroit throttle with that good time vibe, we’ll get in the Impala and take that ride, ‘til we feel like we’re 25 miles above the sky,” Frankie sang while Mark Pastoria of Harmonie Park Studios recorded it onto a laptop computer. In addition to the chorus, the band also recorded harmonica and trombone tracks in the car for the song.

The bustling city sounds of Detroit Tigers’ game-day traffic, construction noise and live music in the park proved practically inaudible inside the Impala, said the Grammy Award-winning audio engineer.

“I am amazed at how quiet the Impala is,” Pastoria said, after playing the vocal recording through Impala’s audio system. “It was important that we wouldn’t hear background noise while recording, and with all that was going on outside the car, I am astounded that we couldn't hear any of it. The Impala rocks.”

The new Impala is quiet by design, due in part to a technology that audiophiles know well – the active noise-cancelling technology used in high-end headphones. Active Noise Cancellation is standard on new Impalas with four-cylinder powertrains and helps make the redesigned flagship Chevrolet’s quietest full-size sedan ever.

Active noise cancellation even helps owners of the new Impala save money at the pump by using three ceiling-mounted microphones to detect low frequency engine noise during idling. The frequencies are processed by an onboard computer that directs counteracting sound waves through the audio system’s speakers and subwoofer.

This technology allows the engine to operate at the fuel-conserving range of 1,000 to 1,500 RPM, and helps eliminate the need for some sound-deadening materials, all of which contributes to improved fuel efficiency.

Impala also uses a variety of sound-buffering and -absorbing materials to minimize wind, road and engine noise, including:

  • Acoustically laminated windshield and front-door glass
  • Liquid-applied sound deadener applied to the floor pan and trunk
  • Triple-sealed doors with acoustic perimeter water deflectors
  • Sound-absorbing carpet and dash mat
  • Acoustic foam baffles inside body cavities and between inner and outer quarter panels
  • And an isolated engine cradle.
“Having a quiet cabin makes it easier for Impala’s voice recognition software to understand commands,” said Kara Gordon, a General Motors’ noise and vibration performance engineer. “A quieter cabin also makes it easier for front and backseat passengers to have a conversation at normal speaking levels.”

Voice recognition is part of the MyLink system that comes standard on LT and LTZ models, and helps drivers safely place calls, enter destinations and control other functions while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

To make the Impala as quiet as possible, Gordon worked with Stephanie Ernster, a GM noise and vibration engineering specialist and friend since their college days at Michigan State University.

Ernster tested Impala’s interior acoustics with a mannequin-like binaural recording device called an Aachen Head. Named for the headquarters of Head Acoustics GmbH in Aachen, Germany, the tool uses specially calibrated microphones to precisely record a dynamic range equal with human hearing during test drives on a variety of road surfaces at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.

“Achieving a high level of acoustic refinement requires the most advanced tools available and many hours of road testing,” Ernster said. “The new Impala benefitted from both, resulting in a quiet driving experience that is truly something to sing about.”


    tGM is releasing their 1st EP due out late, this summer. Here is your chance to get your favorite song available for download.

On July 27th, the Gentlemen Mutineers filmed a 2014 Chevy Impala Promotional Video for General Motors in the streets of Downtown Detroit.  It was a beautiful summer day, the sidewalks were packed with street entertainment, Tiger fans, and business men and women.  It was a great experience and much appreciation to those who made this possible, especially Brian and Mark Pastoria of Harmonie Park Media Group, Kristopher Spencer, Eric Kmetz, and Zach.

Stay tuned for the promotional release including the Impala remix of tGM's song "Detroit Throttle".


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The Gentlemen Mutineers debuted their brash style of Detroit made music show on Saturday, May 18th at UDetroit Media Cafe to a ruckus crowd that filled the seats and cleaned out the bar.  

Strong Blues hooks from Gentleman Miles' harmonica anchored the foursome's gritty vocals about growing up a Detroiter.  Gentleman Frankie's lead vocals displayed qualities reminiscent of Detroit's great music past.  Opening the set with "Stomp", Frankie used his bluesy rock voice and reminded us of our blue-collar roots but followed it up with a motown-esque "Feel So Strong". Frankie had the confidence to turn over the mic several times to fellow band mates, Gentleman Jack and Gentleman Jukebox, including  "Fuzzy" in which the three tell the tale of an over-indulged night through Downtown streets.  Frankie's brother, Jack, provided the bass vocals during the band's harmonies, as well as, the lead vocal in the dark and bluesy "Mistakes", a personal favorite of mine.  Jukebox added several quick tongued raps to the crowd's roaring approval but also entertained with a soulful cover of Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine".  Equally impressive, Jukebox played several instruments during the band's first show including a bright red trombone during the new city anthem, "Detroit Throttle"

The 1 hour set, much like the band itself, showed sides of gritty blues, deep rooted soul, rock and roll, and hipster hop.  However, the personal highlight of the show was a song that manages to somehow do it all.  "Pick-up Line (Real Bad Man)" with it's bluesy back beat, dirty rock lyrics, soulful sing-along harmonies, and hip hop bridge best characterized what this band set out to do, make us re-imagine the blues.