Spafford w/ sp guest Newton Crosby

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(Wednesday) January 25, 2017 - 19:30

Wonder Bar - 5th Ave & Ocean Ave (Map)

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Newton Crosby
Wonder Bar
Wednesday January 25, 2017
Doors 7:30
$10 (plus applicable surcharges)
On Sale Friday 11/18/16

Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, funk, dance, and light. The result is something like Electro-Funk Therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind-and-mood
altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the southwest and beyond with their improvisational prowess. They are paving the way for something new, yet familiar, that beckons to be seen, heard and felt.

Since their first performance on New Years Eve of 2009, Spafford has built a following around the addictive live shows they put on. They have become a featured act for Vegas late-night spots, such as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and The Palms, and the band has hosted many of the official after-parties for Further and Widespread Panic. When Spafford isn't playing notable festivals such as McDowell Mountain Music Festival, The Gem & Jam, Firefly Gathering and Serenity Gathering, they're off on the road touring the South-West where they've shared the stage with bands such as Wide Spread Panic, Hot Buttered Rum, Particle, EOTO, Tea Leaf Green, Howlin' Rain, The Motet, Toubab Krewe and many more as they continue to expand and extend their route to bring their experience to new places. 2015 has already brought the release of a long-awaited live CD, Volume 1 with many more to come.
Connecting with fans is always the primary focus of all of Spafford's endeavors. They understand the importance of embracing those who enjoy and connect with their music. A fan was recently quoted saying Spafford is what this world needs...a combination of all genres to connect all walks of life. Whether stopping to enjoy fresh local food, or making connections with new faces in new cities, Spafford continues to push forward with their goal of changing lives, one show at a time.

Spafford is:
Jordan Fairless (Bass)
Andrew Red Johnson (Keys)
Brian Moss (Guitar)
Nick Tkachyck (Drums)

Combining influences from electronica, funk and jazz, this quintet from New Jersey has been taking on the Northeast jamband scene since 2009. Newton Crosby has shared the stage with moe., Umphrey's McGee, Conspirator, Jen Hartswick and more.

Newton Crosby makes it a point to keep the music at high energy and the crowd dancing throughout the show. With Alonzo Sisco on drums and Billy Vegas on bass, together they gel in unison creating perfect conditions for improvisation. Stephen “Squigs” Minutillo and Chris Cartelli, guitars, keys and vocals, elevate the band’s sound by trading off of each other’s leads and directing the set’s musical exploration. Eric 'Eroc' Mitchell brings his great piano stylings and unique brand of synth sounds to the music. Climactic peaking jams backed by breakbeats and funky basslines, Newton Crosby is sure to get the crowd and dance party going.

Chris Cartelli - Vocals & guitar
Squigs - Vocals, guitar & keys
Eric Mitchell - Vocals & keyboards
Billy Vegas - Bass
Alzie Sisco - Drums

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(Wednesday) January 25, 2017

Spafford w/ sp guest Newton Crosby

Wonder Bar 5th Ave & Ocean Ave Asbury Park, NJ United States

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