Formula 5 has added several dates to its extensive current fall tour, two in NY and two in PA. Kingston gets a taste of the funk at the BSP Lounge on Oct. 27 when F5 joins Goose and shwiZz. Rochester’s Three Heads Brewing is paid a visit on Nov. 17. See updated dates below the original post.
Albany’s Formula 5 is showing no signs of slowing down. Through a year that has seen the improvisational funk jam band hold a month-long residency at Nectar’s; open for Vermont legends Twiddle and Bernie Sanders and its first tour of the Midwest, Formula 5 now embarks on a wide-ranging fall tour beginning Sept. 7.
After Northeast shows supporting Assembly of Dust and Snarky Puppy-project Ghost Note, Formula 5 heads west on an inaugural Colorado run to start October. This is followed by stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania, before returning to the Northeast for a slate of shows across the region, highlighted by three shows supporting TAUK and a hometown tradition, Black Friday at the Hollow in Albany.
The four individuals in Formula 5 – Joe Davis, Greg Marek, James Woods and Matt Richards – hail from diverse musical backgrounds around the Capital Region and come together to create a funky, soulful, jam stew, influenced by jambands, jazz legends and classic rock. Formula 5 ties originals and select covers together with a remarkable approach to instrumentation and improvisation.
Over the summer, Formula 5 ventured to the Midwest for a week of shows, were joined on stage by Ryan Dempsey of Twiddle and Steve “The Dude of Life” Pollack, and kicked off the weekend at Twiddle’s Tumbledown in Burlington.
The band has also launched F5Jams.com, a site featuring mixed soundboard releases for free download. Eight shows from throughout 2016 are currently featured, with more shows arriving each month.
Formula 5 Fall Tour Dates:
Sept. 7 – Wonderbar – Boston, MA*
Sept. 8 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY^
Sept. 9 – The Hollow -Albany, NY&
Sept. 10 – Stella Blues -New Haven, CT$
Sept. 24 – Catskill Chill – New Minglewood, PA
Sept. 29 – Funk n Waffles – Syracuse, NY%
Oct. 1 – Adirondack Music Festival – Lake George, NY
Oct. 5 – Tony P’s Uptown – Denver, CO
Oct. 6 – Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO
Oct. 7 – Taos Mesa Brewing – Taos, NM
Oct. 8 – Owsley’s Golden Road – Boulder, CO
Oct. 9 – Kline’s Music Hall – Arvada, CO
Oct. 13 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
Oct. 14 – DRXVMS – Athens, OH
Oct. 15 – O’Leary’s Pub – Scranton, PA
Oct. 20 – The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ<>
Oct. 21 – Perfect Wife – Manchester, VT
Oct. 22 – Penuche’s – Manchester, NH
Oct. 27 -BSP Lounge – Kingston, NY^^//
Oct. 28 – King Neptune’s – Lake George, NY=^^
Nov. 10 – House of Music – Portland, ME#
Nov. 12 – The Monopole -Plattsburgh, NY
Nov. 17 – Three Heads Brewing – Rochester, NY
Nov. 18 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY+
Nov. 19 – James Street – Pittsburgh, PA?
Nov. 20 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY~
Nov. 23 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA?
Nov. 25 – The Hollow – Albany, NY+
Dec. 2 – Snug’s Harbor – New Paltz, NY=
Dec. 3 – Press Room – Portsmouth, NH
Dec. 8 – Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs, NY**
Dec. 9 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT**
Dec. 10 – Outer Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT**
Dec. 16 – Winner’s Circle – Hanover, PA
* with Chromatropic
^ supporting Assembly of Dust
& with Strange Machines
$ Twiddle post-show
% supporting Ghost Note
@ supporting Kung Fu and Particle
<> with Waiting for Mongo
// with shwiZz
= with The Other Brothers
^^ with Goose
# supporting Ghosts of Jupiter
? with the Royal Noise and Native Maze
+ with Funktional Flow
~ with The Jauntee and Gowanus
** supporting TAUK