Keyboardist Ryan Dempsey took a few minutes out of his day to chat about the state of the band.
“We are rolling right now and everything seems to be clicking,” he said. “We love to play for our fans, and we enjoy making new ones. It’s a lot of fun, especially right now.”
Starting at midnight and spanning two sets, Twiddle packed the Manhattan Theater front to back with said fans. Mihali Savoulidis handles guitar and vocal duty, and mixes his leads ever so fluently with Dempsey’s funky keys. Brook Jordan on drums and Zdenek Gubb on bass provide a rhythmic backdrop for the catchiness of their songs.
I have seen this band now five times, and each one has been better than the last. Mix that with the fact that each m ember is genuinely friendly and engaged with their fan base, and Twiddle is a group that figures to be a mainstay for years to come.
I was toast after Twiddle. I needed bed, and that’s where I collapsed. The weekend was great fun, and Rock n Roll Resort is a well-run festival that has built a following. Hopefully attendance will improve in the years to come, because it would be a shame if this unique weekend were no more.