Saturday, June 17th 4:45 – 6:15 p.m.
The Crier is delighted to give a heads up that Drop Party, one of our favorite local bands, is going to play SummerFest at TwoRoads this Saturday, June 17th, from 4:45-6:15 p.m!
Led by choice horn melodies built on boisterous grooves, and launching off of hypnotic dance rhythms, Drop Party is a genre-bending American 7-piece band seamlessly carved out of the coastal Connecticut post ska scene, endowed with new age funk, to get the crowd moving.
Formally created in 2018, lifelong friends Anthony Chabla (percussion), Ryan Furbush (alto sax), Jake Krasniewicz (bass and vocals), Dan Raccuia (trumpet), Jacob Raccuia (tenor sax), Zach Rader (drums), and Jeff Wickun (guitar and vocals) bring a lush culmination of talent and sound to Drop Party.
This septet truly comes to life in their live performances – incorporating themed shows ripe with hidden Easter eggs, and scattered with seamless transitions and engaging moments. Having cut their teeth at The Acoustic in Bridgeport and The Warehouse in Fairfield and several other select legendary local spots, Drop Party was forged right out of early 2000’s show bills that were all ages, no alcohol, and a less than functional sound system. At their shows, they have found a way to fuse and channel the energy in Ska, stank of Funk, and sophistication of Jazz into something far more palatable.
Many of Drop Party’s members are active in our community, helping with many causes including very recently The Stratford Sister Cities chorus.
Check them out online at: droppartyband.com