Formula 5 Announces Summer Tour
Upstate New York funk jam band Formula 5 has announced a 31-show Tour for Summer 2016 spanning the Northeast and stretching into the Midwest. Formula 5’s focus on improvisation of original music and covers that reflect a wide influence of genres drives their rapidly growing fanbase, one they are excited to bring to the Midwest and Northeast stomping grounds this summer.
The quartet of Joe Davis (guitar/vocals), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass) and Matt Richards (keys/vocals) head to the Finger Lake region of New York for a trio of shows in Rochester, Canandiagua and Johnson City to kick the summer tour off proper.
Formula 5 has had a busy 2016, opening for Twiddle in late February, holding a month long residency at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT in March, and performing at a rally for Senator Bernie Sanders in Albany on April 11. Sharing the stage alongside peers including The Jauntee, Strange Machines, Gubbilidis, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Teddy Midnight, and Goose, the funk gets deep every time Formula 5 takes the stage.
Watch video of “Pedro”, filmed at Nectar’s on February 3, 2016 below.
The recently launched F5Jams.com serves as the band’s live recording archive, featuring high quality soundboard recordings of select shows from throughout their tour.
Formula 5 Summer Tour Dates
May 19 Flour City Station, Rochester, NY ?
May 20 V Pub, Canandaigua NY$
May 21 Ransom Steele Tavern, Johnson City, NY
June 3 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, NY&
June 9-12 Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NY
June 15 The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ
June 16 The Acoustic, Bridgeport, CT@
June 17 89 North Music Venue, Patchogue, NY ++
June 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY
June 24 Olive’s, Nyack, NY@
June 25 The Press Room, Portsmouth, NY “”
July 7 Ohana Music Festival, Fairfax, VT
July 8 – Kings Rook, Erie, PA
July 9 Irish Bob’s, Youngstown, OH
July 11 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH
July 14 Beachland, Cleveland, OH%
July 15 Stanley’s, Cincinatti, OH%
July 16 James Street Gastropub, Pittsburgh, PA
July 21 The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NY
July 22 Bellstock, East Jewett, NY
July 23 American Beauty, NYC!
July 28, Nectar’s, VT ()
August 2 Dutch Apple Boat Cruise, Albany, NY
August 5 BSP Lounge, Kingston, NY =
August 6 Backwoods Pondfest, Peru, NY
August 12 The Downtown Barn, Liberty, NY
August 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY ><
August 20 Dinosaur BBQ, Troy, NY
September 3 Last Daze, Sterling, NY
September 4 King Neptunes, Lake George, NY
September 9 The Hollow, Albany, NY <>
? with Stereo Nest
$ with Haewa
# with Triple Down and Ultra Vibe
& with Michael Mwenso & the Shakes
@ with The Fluid Druids
++ with Funkin A and Wild Adriatic
“” with Revibe
~ Phish post show with Pink Talking Fish
% with Foto
! with Sprocket
() Tumbledown Pre-Party with Teddy Midnight
= with The Other Brothers
>< with Goose
<> with lespecial