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Wyllys & The Will To Live ft. Members of Dopapod, Snarky Puppy, TAB & More (Official Umphrey’s McGee After Party)
January 20, 2018 @ 11:30 pm$18
To honor their 20th anniversary, Umphrey’s McGee will hit New York City for a three-night run at the Beacon Theatre from January 19th through 21st, 2018. For the second night of the run, on January 20th, vinyl impresario and longtime friend of the band, Wyllys, will play an official Umphrey’s McGee after-party at The Cutting Room.
Before becoming a DJ, Wyllys cut his chops as a crew member for Umphrey’s McGee, touring with the band for years across the country and overseas. It comes as no surprise that he would want to pay his respects to the band that gave him his start in the best way he knows how: a down and dirty, disco-drenched late night party. While Wyllys is known for his exclusively-vinyl DJ sets, his live band shows are another level. He typically recruits an impressive array of musicians to improvise live over his disco beats—the result is typically a fun, funky, and infectious sound.
For this edition of his live band Wyllys has put together The Will To Live, featuring an all-star cast of local New York players. Rob Compa from Dopapod will lead the charge on guitar, while Mike “Maz” Maher from Snarky Puppy will lay down his impressive trumpet skills. Those familiar with Wyllys’ NY Hustler Ensemble will recognize three alumni: former Trey Anastasio Band & New York Hieroglyphics man Peter Apfelbaum will be on percussion for the evening, while guitarist Chris Cartelli from Newton Crosby and keyboardist Zac Lasher from U-Melt will round out the all-star cast.
Wyllys And The Will To Live will take the stage at The Cutting Room shortly after Umphrey’s finishes their show uptown and is sure to keep the crowd grooving deep into the night. Wyllys always has plenty of tricks up his sleeves, and you never know who might show up to perform when he is spinning! Tickets to this show are on-sale NOW at this link. See below for more information.