“Slack Tide, a band that identifies strongly with the East Coast, displays a universal understanding of music, its functions, and its possibilities…(the band) has released music as ever-changing as New England weather.” – Courtesy of Five Cent Sound
Introducing Boston’s new wave of jam band, Slack Tide. Combining a range of genres including rock, reggae, funk, psychedelic, and ska, the band delivers their signature Slack Tide sound that’s settled between the city and the beach.
Over the last two years the Tide has entertained over 100 audiances in 10 states. In 2017 the band was awarded First Place at the New England Indie Music Competition, First Place at the Canobie Lake Park Battle of the Bands, and Top Instrumental Performance at the Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands. The band also helped to create the first annual Holifest, a free music and color festival for Hampton Beach residents featuring local bands, food, and as much colorful chalk as you can throw.
Slack Tide began in late 2015 in the dingy basements of Berklee College of Music in Boston as a simple rock band, jamming for the love of music. Heavily inspired by the Grateful Dead, the Tide was also an experiment in improvisation. Over time the band’s energy spread and the band began to perform live, making friends and fans along the way. In late 2016 the band doubled in size and sound. In the summer of 2017 Slack Tide toured from Maine to Virginia and back, won a couple of Battles of the Bands, and finally pushed their way into the summer festival scene.
With 2018 well underway, the band is working hard on releasing over three hours of jamtastic live music as well as a couple of horn fueled new singles. So come catch a Slack Tide show, hang with the band, get your essential free CD, and have a helluva good time. We’ll see you at the Tide…
SLACK TIDE IS:
CHRIS CYRUS on VOCALS & GUITAR
BEN CURRELL on DRUMS
JOHN SHORT on BASS GUITAR
ANDY SEPE on KEYBOARD
CHRIS DORSEY on TRUMPET
SIMON PAJARO on SAXOPHONE
MARK MCCARTHY on TROMBONE