Formula 5 + Mister F
w/ Phantom Airwave
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Formula 5: A band that truly represents Upstate New York! With members ranging from Albany to Troy to Lake George, this up-and-coming 4-piece brings together its diverse influences to create a unique yet familiar sound that will make you want to move your feet. With an organic, funk filled sound rooted in the style of some of their jam band idols, Formula 5 brings an honest, classic approach to agenre that is becoming increasingly filled with progressive electronic artists.
With thought-provoking and soulful lyrics, soaring melodies, and an emphasis on tight instrumentation and improvisation, this band brings a familiar freshness to the term “jam band”. In their short tenure as a band, they have shared the stage with regional/national acts such as The Heavy Pets, Dopapod, Consider the Source, Twiddle, The Brew, The McLovins, Thunder Body, Timbre Coup, Capital Zen, Turbine, Goosepimp Orchestra, and many others while playing most of the regional stops in Upstate NY and the northeast for original music.
They have played regional festivals such as Catskill Chill, The Big Up, Strange Creek, Backwoods Pondfest, Green Mountain Getdown (VT), Autamation Indoor Music Festival (Lake George) and many others. With their roots in jam, jazz, funk, blues, bluegrass, electronica and many others, this group is sure to satisfy whatever your taste in music while making it truly their own.
Formed in 2013 from members of Northeast regional acts Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F are an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving. Describing their sound as “neat and clean, hard and dangerous”, Mister F‘s calculated yet danceable fusion-fueled sound provides something for both musicians and listeners alike. Having performed at festivals such as The Hudson Project, Catskill Chill, Disc Jam and Resonance, and with their previous bands at Mountain Jam, moe.down, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and snoe.down, the members of Mister F are no strangers to the music community. Their first show on March 1, 2013 was very well-received, and they quickly took their show on the road, reaching cities as far as Telluride, CO and Atlanta, GA within just a few short years.
“Mister F…a dynamic quartet that broaches all aspects of organized music. Rooted in funk traditions, Mister F’s members are no strangers to unique compositions and sonic explorations, though it’s done with a tightness that keeps listeners dancing throughout their performances.”
-Live For Live Music
Phantom Airwave is a progressive funk rock band from Burlington, Vermont. The aim of the group is to be a ridiculously entertaining live act, relying on a mix of original songs that exist somewhere in the overlapping circles of straight funk, sexy soul and progressive rock.
The band started in early 2015 when former What’s Good members Erick Lattrell (vibes, keyboards and vocals) and Patrick Crowley (bass and vocals) were joined by Dan Noonan (drums), who attended Berklee has played with numerous groups in New England. Soon Shawn Connolly, former guitar and vocalist from The Bumping Jones, joined on guitar and Ben Irish joined on saxophone. The group has worked hard at crafting new songs that highlight their penchant for compelling vocals, solid grooves and adventurous improvisation.