About the Band"It isn’t so much what they play, but how they play it. These guys incorporate jams that start off inspiringly beautiful only to fade into a mysterious darkness. Cocktail Party Phenomenon’s name personifies their sound to the tee: a funky fusion of psychedelic rock, progressive acid-jazz, and ambient jamtronica. With high energy, engaging live performances, this quintet keeps audiences moving their feet and wanting more." -Adam Harris, Good Love Entertainment
Cocktail Party Phenomenon is a five-piece progressive/jam/fusion band based in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Since convening in 2010, they have been featured in Relix Magazine's "On The Rise" section as well as Relix's monthly CD sampler alongside songs by Gregg Allman and Keller Williams. They have played with the likes of Tea Leaf Green, Dopapod, and Splintered Sunlight. Last year, they recorded and released a four-song EP entitled "Making Faces," have performed official pre-and-after-parties in Philly for bands like Umphrey's McGee, Dark Star Orchestra, Les Claypool, and G. Love & Special Sauce, and more recently, opened for Big Something, Dopapod, and Tauk.
In their short time together, Cocktail Party Phenomenon has been widely praised for their complex, genre-bending compositions interwoven with skillfully dynamic improvisations, as well as for their spot-on covers. Consistently impressive gigging and festival appearances throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have earned them a reputation as a go-to party band in the Philly jam scene, where they now headline regularly.
The guys of CPP have come together from varying musical backgrounds to produce a unique, mature sound covering any and every genre.
COCKTAIL PARTY PHENOMENON is...
Steve Catania - guitar, vocals
Dan Enden - bass, vocals
Mike Gardner - keyboards, vocals
Evan Kilgore - tenor, alto, and electronic saxophones
Max Young - drums, percussion, vocals