Cycles epitomize the power-trio format with ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision reminiscent of Jimmy Herring while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument, a skill unique only to him. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his rare ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and only displays flashy technique when necessary while implementing the creative use of various sound-modulating drum triggers. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivates audiences and pumps the musical blood through the band.
Swimmer, a Rotten Roll band from Burlington, VT. Rotten Roll is a more nuanced way of saying "Rock N' Roll and other sh*t." Other shit is a more nuanced way of saying "jazz, funk, electronica, and other sh*t." Swimmer is Matt Dolliver (keys/ saxophone), Cotter Ellis (drums), Joe Agnello (guitar) and Jack Vignone (bass).
Since the bands conception at Plymouth State University, Swimmer has cultivated a fanbase throughout the country through unique, high-energy performances. Swimmer has shared the stages with bands such as Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Kung Fu and many other heavy-hitters in the scene. Swimmer has performed at festivals such as Disc Jam, Wild Woods and Strangecreek.
Youtube- "Cornwallis" live at Nectar's > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjiaAhxr2Gk