CEG Presents/ A Phish After-Party
A PHISH After-Party, ChillFam Allstars: A Tribute to Michael Jackson featuring members of Trey Anastasio Band, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fish, and more!
Chillfam Allstars include:
Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish)
Jen Hartswick (TAB)
Natalie Cressman (TAB)
Richard James (Pink Talking Fish)
Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)
Michelangelo Carruba (Turkuaz)
Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band)
Rob Volo (Deep Banana Blackout)
Matt Wayne (Bobby Deitch Band)
Once again, Phish has announced a four night run of shows at Madison Square Garden to ring in the New Year, December 28, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Creative Entertainment Group (CEG) will once again produce their annual series of Phish After-Parties which will also include Phish Pre-Parties this year. The series will take place at multiple New York City venues near Madison Square Garden, catering to Phish Heads from all over the country who come to town for the run. These shows will feature a wide variety of esteemed musicians from the notable among jamband fans to Grammy- Award winners. Each band will start after Phish finishes at MSG with the exception of Jazz is PHSH Pre-Party, which will start and end prior to the Phish show on Saturday, December 30th. In addition to Jazz is PHSH, the initial Phish After Party line-up includes The Chillfam Allstars A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Featuring members of Trey Anastasion Band, Eric Krasno Band, Pink Talking Fish, Turkuaz and more), VT stalwarts Dead Sessions, and The Marcus King Band. More Phish Pre-Parties and After-Parties will be announced soon. Check
www.phishafterparties.com for details.
Turkuaz is a 9-piece power funk army hailing from Brooklyn, NY whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Earth, Wind & Fire—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-dance groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom that could be described as part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex.
Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a group of multi-instrumentals and singers that is who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. Turkuaz certainly does have size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it is becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is soul and performance.
Through constant touring and great festival performances, Turkuaz has built a solid, passionate coast-to-coast fan base that grows with every mile driven and each night on stage. Starting in the Fall of 2013, the band embarked on an ambitious campaign that included releasing an album of cover songs, a live record and two studio videos—all released on Holidays—culminating on the April 1, 2014 release of their third studio album of original music, Future 86. They are currently criss-crossing North America and have plans to conquer the world… or at least shake the walls and all the booties in every room they play…
Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.
Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands... they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.
Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd.... The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads.... The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish.... to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.
Pink Talking Fish features a revolving cast of characters including members of Particle and other established players in the national music scene. This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts. It's purpose is to heighten people's passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.
Discovering connections is part of the fun: Pink Floyd's "On The Run" seamlessly fitting in the middle of the composition of Phish's "You Enjoy Myself". Perfectly placing Phish's "Sand" into the groove of The Talking Head's "Slippery People". Segued collections from all three acts such as Run Like Hell > Making Flippy Floppy > Piper > Run Like Hell or Mike's Song > Have A Cigar > Once In A Lifetime > Weekapaug Groove. These ideas are the spirit behind Pink Talking Fish.
The story is ever evolving. The experience is always exciting. Come join Pink Talking Fish for the ultimate fusion tribute and celebrate the love of this music in unique fashion.
Musicians who are part of the Pink Talking Fish experience:
Eric Gould - Particle
Ben Combe - Particle
Brandon Draper - Particle, Draper Family Band, Organic Proof
Ben Hutchinson - The Wolfmanz Brothers
Zack Burwick - The Phreaks, The Flo
Dave Brunyak - The Phreaks
Rick Umlah - Richard James and The Name Changers
Keith Laudieri - Seven Below
Todd O'Neil - Root Nine