Series 42 Presents Zongo Junction w/ Ultra-Hawaiian Success Story
September 11, 2015 · 9:00pm
Zongo Junction is an 11 piece NYC afrobeat ensemble. Electrifying dance floors wherever they perform, the Village Voice describes their live show as “Sheer energy with the force of a tractor-trailer that roars with power and noise.” With five horns, and a six-piece rhythm section, audiences can’t help but move no matter where the band is playing.
Formed in 2009, when drummer and California native, Charles Ferguson, returned from a six-month stay in Ghana, West Africa, they quickly released their first album, Thieves! (2010). Following a positive reception to their album, they have performed at venues & festivals around the country including a residency at Brooklyn Bowl, a main stage performance at the Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival in Florida, and an appearance at the Kennedy Center in DC. More recently the band has collaborated with FELA! cast member Abena Koomson. Members of the band have performed or recorded with artists such as TV On The Radio, Man Man, Easy Star All-Stars and The Walkmen.
Ultra-Hawaiian Success Story
Ultra-Hawaiian Success Story is an original rock band from central Pennsylvania whose core consists of guitarist Matt Shaub, bassist Ray Sikorski, and singer Dave Seyfried.
Their genre-defying style I’d dare say sounds like the result of a weekend music retreat with The Cure, The Kinks, and Social Distortion overseen by David Bowie.
Each member brings with them a rich history of live performance and recording that has distilled into a fresh yet palatable experience.
They are currently finishing up a stellar six song EP with producer/engineer Tony Guyer of “Forgotten Genre Productions in downtown Lancaster, PA.
In my opinion the time is perfect for this Brit-Rock infused American post-punk band to explode onto the scene.
They have most recently been playing with drummer Yasser Sanchez of “The Royal Revolt” and will be rejoined soon by previous member Michael Bert on drums.
Please engage your senses by catching them live as soon as you are able.