Formula 5 is pleased to announce an extensive Fall Tour.
Showing no signs of slowing down through a year that has seen the improvisational funk jam band from Albany hold a month-long residency at Nectar’s, open for Vermont legends Twiddle and Bernie Sanders, and their first tour of the Midwest, Formula 5 embarks on a wide-ranging Fall Tour.
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, followed by stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania, before returning to the Northeast for a slate of shows across the region, highlighted by 3 shows supporting TAUK and a hometown tradition, Black Friday at The Hollow in Albany.
Four individuals – Joe Davis, Greg Marek, James Woods and Matt Richards – hail from diverse musical backgrounds around the Capital Region and come together to brew up 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.
This past 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 also launched F5Jams.com, a site featuring mixed soundboard releases for free downloads to fans. Eight shows from throughout 2016 are featured, with more shows arriving each month.
Watch Formula 5 perform "Nighttime in the Switching Yard" and "It Gets Funkier" at Disc Jam Music Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Formula 5 Fall Tour Dates
9/7 Wonderbar, Boston, MA*
9/8 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY^
9/9 The Hollow, Albany, NY&
9/10 Stella Blues, New Haven, CT$
9/24 Catskill Chill, New Minglewood, PA
9/29 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, NY%
10/1 Adirondack Music Festival, Lake George, NY
10/5 Tony P’s Uptown, Denver, CO
10/6 Animas City Theatre, Durango, CO
10/7 Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, NM
10/8 Owsley’s Golden Road, Boulder, CO
10/9 Kline’s Music Hall, Arvada, CO
10/13 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH
10/14 DRXVMS, Athens, OH
10/15 O'Leary's Pub, Scranton, PA
10/20 The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ<>
10/21 Perfect Wife, Manchester, VT
10/22 Penuche’s, Manchester, NH
10/27 BSP Lounge, Kingston, NY^^//
10/28 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY^^=
11/10 House of Music, Portland, ME#
11/12 The Monopole, Plattsburgh, NY
11/17 3 Heads Brewing, Rochester, NY
11/18 Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY+
11/19 James Street, Pittsburgh, PA
11/22 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY~
11/23 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA?
11/25 The Hollow, Albany, NY+
12/2 Snug’s Harbor, New Paltz, NY=
12/3 Press Room, Portsmouth, NH
12/8 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY**
12/9 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT**
12/10 Outer Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT**
12/16 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 Goose
// With shwiZz
= with The Other Brothers
# supporting Ghosts of Jupiter
+ with Funktional Flow
? with The Royal Noise and Native Maze
~ with The Jauntee and Gowanus
** supporting TAUK