If the Beatles are Liverpool's fab four, The Meters are New Orleans' funky four.

During the 1960s and '70s, bassist George Porter Jr., drummer Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste, keyboardist Arthur "Art" Neville, and guitarist Leo Nocentelli created music that is still recognized globally as some of New Orleans' most iconic sounds.

The group began its career with sharp instrumental grooves before later moving towards vocal cuts and adding singer and percussionist Cyril Neville. In addition to being featured on their own releases, The Meters were also a prominent studio band in New Orleans, backing hits by artists like Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Robert Palmer.