In 2003, Drummer, Jason Enz, and Bassist, Chris Jackson decided to leave their band, The Verdicts, to start something of their own. After experiencing mutiple tours and recordings as previous members of Bayside, West Beverly, and Don't Look Down, both Jason and Chris knew what it would take to create a successful project. They recruited good friend, and former Standing 8 member, Bryan McCormick to play guitar. After they went through a few singers and instrument changes, they called on former Standoff singer/guitarist, Rob Maiorino, to handle the vocals. In early 2006, they took a few months to write and perfect a few songs, and in May, headed into the studio to record a four-song demo entitled "Press Rewind". Intense live shows have secured a local following, that is eagerly awaiting their next release which they are recording right now with their newest member, former Standoff guitarist, Ryan Hildenbrand. Sagtikos, who plays an exciting and catchy brand of Rock/Emo/Post Hardcore, is currently on tour and looking to play everywhere.
SOUL AT YOUR SERVICE Duke Baxter Band is a soul cover band for any occasion! Five veterans of the NYC music scene have come together to play sweet soul music just for the thrill of it. We will work with you to hand-pick a night's worth of classic soul gems. Our 'dukebox' is stocked with the finest soul singles. Smooth ballads, steamy love sermons and soul-stomping lightning rods. Special requests? Ask The Duke and it shall be done. Duke Baxter Band will fulfill your musical wishes at occasions in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut and consider bringing our sweet soul to Eastern Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont and more. If you so desire, a 2-3 piece horn section can be made available to add to the soul sound. All killer... no filler. Nothing short of soul excellence. That's right, baby. SOUL AT YOUR SERVICE
Nite Train is a High Energy Blues-Rock/R&B band that has been thrilling audiences and musicians alike in and around the Capital District (Albany, New York) area at Clubs and Festivals since March 1, 2003 !!! The band's infectious rhythms coupled with their unbridled enthusiasm really gets crowds on their feet!!! The recent addition of a horn section really kicks things up a notch!!! The band's music is an exciting, soulful mix of upbeat R & B, Blues-Rock, Funk, and Jump-Blues with a Kick!!! We have an All-Original CD just released in August of 2007. Here's what critics are saying: A "Rollicking new collection of 10 original tunes that should have the dance floor hopping all night long.ï¿½ ï¿½a howling horn section. The proof is on the rip-snorting disc!ï¿½ ï¿½jumping stuff -- the kind of blues that definitely won't give you the blues. Party on!ï¿½ - Greg Haymes (Albany Times Union) Highlight Engagements include: * The Palace Theatre - Albany, NY (=Rock 2 Rebuild= - October 15th, 2005) * The Empire State Plaza = Main Stage = Albany, NY (Colossal Contenders / Fleet Blues Fest -1996, 2002, 2003, 2004!) * The Egg, Empire State Plaza - Albany, NY ("TechaPalooza 2003") * The Legendary 'Van Dyck - (Union Street, Stockade district, Schenectady) * The Nevele Grande Hotel * Ellenville, NY ("Blues 2000 and 3" Blues Festival) * Revolution Hall = Troy, NY (Voted 2nd Place in 'Colossal Contenders Round 1) * Skyline = N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY * The Big House - N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY (Regular Rotation) * WRPI 91.5 fm = 2 interviews/Live performances ("Stormy Monday Blues" - Steve Daub) * Captain JP Cruise Line (Double-Bill With 'Commander Cody' ' 8/13/2004) * House Band for 'Open Mic' Sundays at Purple Cactus Caf', Route 9-W, Coxsackie, NY (3/2005) * House Band for 'Open Mic' Saturdays at Strike Zone, Main Street, Ravena, NY (3/2005) * The Artisan = Saratoga Springs, NY (8/2005; =Live= on Caroline Street during Racing Season!) * Capital SIP 'House Band' 2005 ' Washington Park Lake House, Albany, NY (9/2005) * Pinhead Susan's ' N. Broadway, Schenectady, NY ' 'Virtually Unplugged' ' The group recorded their debut CD entitled "Best Man" in April of 2007 at Greg Speck's "Stonewall Studios" in Rensselaerville, NY. Now they have recorded 3 live CDs ('Nite Train Band =Live= at the Hotel Austin' & 'Nite Train Band =Live= at the Van Dyck''and the 3rd recorded in Athens, NY) which captures the energetic exhilaration that this band creates live that has led to their tremendous success! The band is looking forward to an Awesome tour following the "Best Man" CD with some fantastic upcoming Shows! Come see a =Live= performance of Nite Train...and/or let them perform for You soon...'Cuz Once THIS train leaves the Station - You'll wanna be On-Board!!!
My name is Jeff Stromberg I play the guitar and sing (goodmulti-tasker), myself and our bass player, Joe Fidurko, startedjammin' about 3 or 4 years ago. We've changed drummers a fewtimes and at one point we were just doing acoustic stuff. Now we have two great drummers: Rick Canalungo and Fred Joseph. Both guys have plenty of musical experiences between them and are excellent drummers. It will be a pleasure playing gigs with both of them. We occasionally do a four piece. My father (JohnStromberg, who is also an accomplished musician) steps in once in a while to sing back-up, play the harp, keyboards, or guitar. He's a hardworking musician that seems to be deeply motivated by challenges, especially musical challenges.I have inherited some of his work ethic, however I still have much to learn if I want to catch him this lifetime!Currently we are playing around the town of Olean, and a few surrounding towns. Thanks , Jeff Stromberg