Master drummer Dan Bailey will lead an ensemble of traditional West African percussion, chants and dances. The intricate polyrhythms and ancient choreography represent a tribal communication as the beats and movements call neighboring villages to join in celebration. Audience participation will be encouraged!
The dancers are trained by Susan Bailey, a South African who studied classical ballet, modern dance and jazz and toured with international dance companies before raising her family on the East End. Susan wanted live drums to accompany her Hamptons dance classes, so her son Dan went to study with grammy award winning percussionist Babatunde Olatunji and began teaching drumming from Riverhead to the Ross School. 20 years later, the East End maintains a rich African drum culture from community drum circles on the beaches to cultural performances for schools and events.
Next Level Band is an eclectic group of musicians, who hale from the Caribbean, United States, and Europe. Tyrone, is from the beautiful island Barbados. He brings you the authentic Caribbean vibe, with his Guitar and Steel Pan/Drum. La Dawn, his lovely wife, born in America, brings to the band, her soulful and sultry vocals. La Dawn has worked with Anita Baker, Oleta Adams, The Temptations, Doc Powell, and CoCo (formerly SWV) just to name a few.
The Lynn Blue Band is Lynn Blue, Dave Portocarerro, Alex Sarkis and “THE REV” Jim Nanos.
The Band plays throughout the East End including Stephen Talkhouse and weekly in Montauk and generally does a mix of rock covers including The Pretenders, Beatles, Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Beck, Squeeze and some Lynn Blue originals.
Black and Sparrow are a New York based Acoustic Duo that has been performing for years to receptive crowds. In the past they have opened shows for Los Lobos, The Subdudes, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mick Taylor, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna and many other National acts. They have been joined on stage with Charles Neville(Neville Brothers), Roll Hall of Famer “Donna Jean Godchaux” (Grateful Dead) as well as Grammy winner Terrance Simien.
Their mix of rock blues country has built them a strong reputation for great songs and musicianship
Black & Sparrow took on a whole new dimension with the addition of a full band behind their two acoustic guitars. Randolph A. Hudson lll, on Baritone 6 and 12-string guitars. He’s played with the Fugs, Psychedelic Furs and toured with “Bong water” and “Magnuson/Kramer”. Mike Mazzaraco on bass. (MASH UP) A graduate from The Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. Is recording engineer and a multi-instrumentalist. James Bernard on drums. He studied with drum greats Jack DeJohnette and Tony Williams. Black & Sparrow’s new CD “Second Time Around” is available.
Hopefully Forgiven – voted ‘Best Band in the Hamptons’ by Dan’s Papers last year – recently released their debut album, Play On (recorded in a barn in Sag Harbor, NY) and will begin an intensive ‘15 tour focusing on the Hamptons and NYC.
Hopefully Forgiven is a hard drivin’, mellow vibin’, harmony soaked roller coaster cocktail of 100 years of American song and spirits. Singer/songwriters Telly Karoussos, and ‘Alabama Brad’ Penuel (by way of Nashville) deliver big harmonies, raw guitars and authentic songwriting that transcends genre and has attracted a devoted multigenerational fan base.
Backed by Bryan Beyer, a 5th gen drumming phenom, and Big Bad Ben Goodale and his signature “Flat Back Bass”, Hopefully Forgiven is a crowd-pleasing, venue-filling favorite pumping out original music from a little barn on the east end of Long Island. Hopefully Forgiven is currently collaborating with Grammy nominated producer Larry Dvoskin (Beach Boys, Sammy Hagar, Sean Lennon, Bad Company, etc) and will be releasing a follow up album in Fall ’15.