Escaper

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The definition of an “escaper” is, “one who breaks loose from confinement.” The space rock, spy funk band was just named one of "5 Bands You Need to Know" in the “On the Verge” feature of Relix Magazine (October 2017 edition).**

The band released their first album with Ropeadope Records in May 2017 to critical acclaim including being named one of three "Release Day Picks" by JamBase. Live for Live Music said, “Their sound is a reckoning force of funky fusion music...there’s no telling how high this band can climb."

The band will release their 2nd album in February 2018. As with the first album, it was recorded at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, with all five band members playing together simultaneously, while in isolated rooms. Recording this way helped capture the great live synergy between the players which you can witness during their performances. Their live sets tend to be open with many in-the-moment improvisational aspects, and this essence was not lost during the studio recordings. Bandleader and guitarist, Will Hanza, expresses, “The term ‘jam’ can be a loaded one, but the idea of having some concrete ideas, while still allowing the music to be open to take advantage of the moment is really important to us.”

Their live shows are known for keeping the late night funky dance parties going strong. The band has already shared the stage with notable acts such as Aqueous, Jimkata, Roots of Creation, Strange Machines, G-Nome Project, ShwizZ and Teddy Midnight, and its members have graced numerous stages from Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Camp Bisco, Electric Forest and Catskill Chill to Hammerstein Ballroom, 9:30 Club, Cervantes, World Cafe Live and Brooklyn Bowl.


Edge Detection

Release Date: february 23, 2018

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Will Hanza – Guitar
Jay Giacomazzo – Bass
Andrew Nesbitt – Drums
Adam Ahuja – Keyboards
Johnny Butler – Saxophones 

Recorded at: The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered/Mixed by: John Davis
Produced by: Escaper and John Davis
Mastered by: Scott Hull (MasterDisk) 

Artwork: Matthew Chase


Skeleton Key

Release Date: May 12, 2017

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Will Hanza - Guitar
Jay Giacomazzo - Bass
Andrew Nesbitt - Drums
Adam Ahuja - Keyboards
Johnny Butler – Saxophones

Recorded at: The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered/Mixed by: John Davis
Produced by: Escaper and John Davis
Mastered by: Scott Hull (MasterDisk) 

Artwork: Matthew Chase