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Consolation Champ played their first show together in January of 2005 at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis.  375 performances, 37 states, 4 weddings, 11 children, and 6 dogs later, these balding buddies from Bloomington, Minnesota continue to pursue good songs and good shows that move people.

Shorthand for a Long Walk is the band’s fourth album and was extremely fun to make.  Produced by the multi-talented Ryan Mach, it’s C. Champ’s best attempt yet at making songs with universal subject matter and a classic sound that still manage to be interesting.

New C. Champ t-shirt!

“Far from musical also-rans, Consolation Champ has an everyman earnestness that is endearing.”

City Pages, Minneapolis

Rock n Roll from Minneapolis. Winner of the losers bracket.


CC on Iowa Public Radio - Dec 2008

CC live radio bumper music at State Fair with the Common Man Aug 2019

CC live radio bumper music at State Fair with the Common Man Aufg 2018

"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest." - Henry David Thoreau


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Here are some of Consolation Champ's favorite organizations that are doing cool things to help people in the areas of food, education, and mental health.  Check them out and consider getting involved.

Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. We have created a sustainable support system that provides access to food. Helping hungry neighbors find their next meal—so they can strive at work, in the classroom and in their communities—is what drives Second Harvest Heartland, its partners and supporters.

The Molly Malone Chottepanda Foundation is focused on supporting the Southwest Minneapolis Community through educational scholarships focused on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)  and services for children.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  The Club’s Formula for Impact defines specific strategies to increase quality programming for three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.

The LIVIN Foundation is raising awareness about mental health and depression in order to prevent suicide.  The LIVIN Foundation uses its funds to support people or causes that fit the mission to promote a positive outlook on life, reduce the stigma associated with depression, & ultimately prevent suicide through various activities, events, & outreach.

"Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things." - Tom Petty


Consolation Champ loves to play house concerts, private events, and benefit shows. We can do a variety of setups from intimate solo acoustic to full band electric rock.  Contact us at 612.423.4921 or

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