Joe Davis, Greg Marek, James Woods and Matt Richards – hail from diverse musical backgrounds around the Capital Region of NY. Influenced by jam bands, jazz legends and classic rock, they fuse their influences to create a unique style of songwriting and collective improvisation. Formula 5 ties originals and select covers together with a remarkable approach to instrumentation and improvisation.
Whether they are playing with Twiddle, TAUK, Particle, Kung Fu, Assembly of Dust, Dopapod, Spiritual Rez, and The Heavy Pets, or gracing the stages of Northeast festivals such as Catskill Chill, Disc Jam and Buffalove, Formula 5 has continued to grow rapidly, winning over new fans throughout the Northeast and beyond.
The Royal Noise
Founded in 2010, The Royal Noise is GNARLY FUNK defined. Their music is reminiscent of Herbie Hancock and Lettuce, with the dance/jam sensibilities of such acts as Umphrey's McGee and Phish.