“Combining musical styles ranging from reggae and ska to hard rock and blues, the band has entertained audiences from Manhattan NY to Portland ME and everywhere in between. Putting a new twist on the old “jam band” structure, Slack Tide delivers a high energy good time performance that is never the same twice, meaning you won’t want to miss out on a single show.” – Courtesy of Mergence Entertainment Group
“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 Reviews
“Don’t you love that sound!” SLACK TIDE is Boston’s new rip roarin roof wreckin reggae rock band that’s bringing a new breed of jam band to the New England seacoast. The Tide mixes an ever expanding range of music including funk, blues, and ska into the Slack Tide sound that’s sure to get you grooving.
The Slack Tide story begins up in Hampton Beach New Hampshire where singer guitarist and band founder Chris Cyrus began performing in high school with the Wombo Combo. At Berklee College of Music in Boston Cyrus formed the Tide with past lead guitarist Ian McFarland, drummer Tom Shubsda, and bassist pianist Max Logue. The band hit the road, jammed with everyone they could on the way, and discovered their signature Slack Tide sound.
The band released the self recorded and crowd funded album Water Monkey in December of 2016 on all major platforms, followed shortly by an acoustic duo EP titled All You Need. After New Years a Slack Tide Live! Best of 2016 collection was released on Soundcloud, recorded by fans and free to fans. On the horizon are the first studio album as a six piece band and shows in eight states in the northeast. The Tide’s coming in…
SLACK TIDE IS
CHRIS CYRUS on VOCALS/GUITAR
BEN CURRELL & MATT LIPPA on DRUMS
MAX LOGUE on BASS GUITAR
ANDY SEPE on KEYBOARDS
CHRIS DORSEY on HORNS/VOCALS
SIMON PAJARO on SAXOPHONE