Brooklyn based five-piece instrumental rockers Escaper showcase an excellent sound, fusing influences of rock, funk and jazz into their danceable spacey jams. The band recently joined the Ropeadope Records roster, and are set to release their debut album in 2017. Back by the potent melodies of Will Hanza (guitar), the funky tight rhythm section of Andrew Nesbitt (drums) and Jay Giacomazzo (bass), and the lyrical textures of Adam Ahuja (keys) and Johnny Butler (sax), there’s no telling how high this band can climb.
The members are all experienced musicians, cutting their jibs with groups like Breakneck Boys, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and even Beyonce. When they come together, their sound is a reckoning force of funky fusion music. With the new album due out soon, we got with Escaper to offer up a first taste of this new exciting release.
Listen to the debut single “Castles”, streaming below.
Escaper also recently turned heads at the Brooklyn Bowl, performing at the Billy Breathes Phish tribute show alongside Aqueous, Jimkata and many more. Check out a live video of their performance of “Castles” in the embedded YouTube below.
Be sure to keep up with this exciting young band on their website!