Improvisational jam band RAQ has announced that NYC native Scotty Zwang (formerly of Dopapod, Sonic Spank, Greenhouse Lounge) will join the band on drums.
Zwang has a long musical history with members of RAQ, having played in several projects with Stoops over the years, including BangBang, Without A Net (a Grateful Dead Tribute), Robert Banks Trio with members of Twiddle, as well as Cosmik Playground (a Frank Zappa Tribute) with Marcus Rezak and original Zappa member Ed Mann. Zwang has also performed with Michetti on multiple occasions with Conspirator.
Beginning in December for a series of recently announced show dates, Zwang will join Todd Stoops (Keyboards/Vocals), Chris Michetti (Guitar/Vocals), and Jay Burwick (Bass/Vocals). The band has some big tour dates coming up on their winter tour.
ibed as high performanc e rock n roll, RAQ has been touring as a four piece band for over a decade now. Their unique sound featuring complex song structure and quirky-yet -accessibl e lyrics has their older fans wishing the band was still full time and the younger generation wondering what they have missed. There is little doubt after the first reunion shows that RAQ still delivers tremendous ly when it comes to live improvisat ional rock.
Upcoming RAQ Show Dates
12/15 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
12/16 – The Capitol Theatre (w/ Twiddle) – Port Chester, NY
12/17 – Thunder Road Music Club – Boston, MA