folkadelics EPK sample



folkadelics EPK sample
Sam Miller, vocals, guitar, beatbox, harmonica, clarinet
Gavin Cummings, vocals, mandolin, trumpet
Danny Faraone, vocals
Drew Kelly, bass
Tom Baracco, drums
The Folkadelics EP (2010)
We Can’t Change Our Name EP (2008)
Sampson and the Folkadelics Demo (2007)
“The Folkadelics are one of those bands that blur the lines of
musical genres....They just seem to make everyone who’s
listening bop with happiness - I dare you to try and sit still.”
-Marissa Devito, The Examiner
“I highly recommend them as serious entertainers. There was an
energy that came from the multi-talented group that was electric”
-Bowery Boogie, A Lower East Side Chronicle
“My favorite part of the festival-handsdown, is being
expored to new music. I picked up a few new favorites,
but my ultimate new favorite was The Folkadelics.
This Brooklyn band had funk, reggae and a mandolin
player. What more could you ask for. Powerful vocals from
a female songstress? You got it thanks to Danny Faraone,
loved every minute of her crooning.”
-Cassandra Baber, The Utica Observer-Dispatch
“Danny Faraone had amazing vocals and energy,
reminiscent of Gwen Stefani’s sound. She was clear and
strong, belting out the high notes with confidence.”
-Renee Ornstein, Beyond Race
Notable Venues
New York: The Bitter End, Bowery Electric, The Knitting Factory, City Winery, Kennys Castaways, South Paw, Grassroots Festival
The Nines, Castaways (Ithaca, NY), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Dub Land Underground (Rochester, NY)
THE FOLKADELICS’ music is an inimitable
amalgamation of rock, reggae, hip-hop and
funky three-part vocal harmonies. Sam Miller
(guitar/vocals/beat boxer/harmonica) and Gavin
Cummings (wah-wah mandolin/vocals/guitar)
AND THE FOLKADELICS, in late 2007 at Ithaca
College. The band composed their own material,
inspired by late night acoustic jam sessions and
some rowdy nights. In May of 2007, amidst the
chaos of finals week, Sam and Gavin cut a selftitled acoustic EP at the Ithaca College School of
Music. In the fall of 2007, the band relocated to
New York City adding bass and drums to the
recipe. The newly added rhythm section
introduced a funky backbone the band had been
craving. Soon after, the group brought in powerhouse vocalist Danielle Faraone, who rounds out
the tri-vocal blend. As of 2011, hard-hitting drummer Tom Barraco and bass master Drew Kelly
are in the pocket driving the rhythmic machine beneath the band's action packed live
Truly entertainers, THE FOLKADELICS’ unique sound and on
stage chemistry delivers life, energy and dancing throughout
the northeast. In 2010, THE FOLKADELICS released a 6 track
self-titled EP produced by Steve Wall (Matisyahu) and mastered
by Mark Santangelo (Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kanye West).
THE FOLKADELICS have supported acts such as Marcus
Randolph (Robert Randolph and the Family Band), Vinnie Amico
(Moe), and Vic Juris (Jimmy Smith). In 2011 THE FOLKADELICS
have toured the northeast extensively with shows ranging
across all of NY, NJ, PA, OH, MA and CT. Included were
performances supporting Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rusted Root, Keller
Williams, Slightly Stoopid and Girl Talk. Festival performances include Grassroots, Hookahville,
Gratefulfest, Falcon Ridge, The Werkout, and Sailfest. THE FOLKADELICS look forward to the
road ahead; there's nowhere to go but up now!
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