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Deep Banana Blackout w/ Percy Hill

March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Deep Banana Blackout
Fri, March 31, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
$25 // $30 // $45 (ADVANCE) $30 // $35 // $50 (DAY OF SHOW)

This event is 18 and over

This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Carrying the torch of the great funk bands such as Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, and James Brown into the 21st century, comes Deep Banana Blackout. With full horn section, and soulful groove imbedded in the roots of funk, Deep Banana is the leader of today’s emerging funk rock scene. The band’s sound captures commercial accessibility augmented with tight musical arrangements and limited improvisation. But make no mistake- THIS BAND ROCKS!

Deep Banana has sold out such venues as the Webster Theater in Connecticut (1200 capacity) and Irving Plaza in New York city (1100 capacity). In 2001, DBB played a co-bill with Maceo Parker in the new Denver Fillmore to 2750 fans, was featured at such festivals as JVC Jazz Newport, Jazz Aspen/Snowmass, and Gathering of the Vibes, toured with the Allman Brothers Band, and performed in Japan as well.

You’d better believe that after churning out two well received albums, Live in the Thousand Islands (1997) and Rowdy Duty (1999), and over 150 of the funkiest performances of 2000, the group earned the backing and support of legendary Allman Brothers’ Band drummer & Flying Frog Records founder, Butch Trucks, for its third release entitled, Feel The Peel (Flying Frog Records 2001). And, with producer Tom Dowd (Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin) on board, this new CD is bound to please not only diehard DBB fans, but a broad radio audience as well. Deep Banana’s founding member and guitarist James “Fuzz” San Giovanni beams, “This album can really appeal to anyone – fans of old school funk, fans of jazz, pop, rock, whatever. It has a more concise feel to it. Shorter tracks, more continuity.”

DBB are James “Fuzz” San Giovanni, guitar/vocals, Eric Kalb, drums, Benj LeFevre, bass, Jen Durkin, vocals, Rob Somerville, sax/vocals, Rob Volo, trombone/guitar/vocals, Cyrus Madan, keyboards and Johnny Durkin, percussion. Previous members Hope Clayburn, sax/flute/ vocals, and Bryan Smith, trombone/vocals.

The band’s incessant touring and high-energy performances demonstrate the deep love, respect, and enthusiasm the members have for what they do.

Percy Hill

Percy Hill went from New England’s best kept secret to legendary Jamband following the recording of their 1999 album Color in Bloom. The critically acclaimed release won a Jammy award for best studio album and earned the band high praise from publications like the Village Voice and Entertainment Weekly. Percy Hill’s music drew favorable comparisons to Paul Simon, Sting and Steely Dan; and while their live shows earned them a spot beside the very best of the improvisational rock bands of the 90’s and early 2000’s (Phish, Widespread Panic, Disco Biscuits, moe., String Cheese Incident), they often claimed to be most at home in the studio. The success of Color in Bloom grew the bands popularity, leading to sold out shows and marquee festival slots from coast to coast. Now, a little more than 10 years after Percy Hill’s last live performance, the band comprised of Joe Farrell, Aaron Katz, John Leccese and Nate Wilson will reunite to celebrate the 17th anniversary of their critically acclaimed album with shows in Portland Maine and Boston Massachusetts over the first weekend of Spring 2016. Color in Bloom at 17.


March 31, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm