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Hailing from Wilmington, Delaware, "Xtra Alltra" is more than just an interesting band name. These 3 guys live up to the name (Xtra Alltra) whether it be on stage, at the after party or in the lot of a Phish concert. Seasoned musicians, Mike Zatwarnytsky (guitar & vocals), Ed Baldwin (bass & vocals) & Justin Knott (drums) know what makes or breaks a great sound. The trio is made up of talented, skilled musicians who realize the importance of good songwriting in an original band. Capable of playing technically challenging compositions, "Xtra Alltra" constantly reminds themselves that less is more and how important the right note at the right time can make the crowd loose control or become a complete musical train wreck. The bands eclectic mix of high energy music paired with your average Joe's fan favorites is a craft the band has mastered throughout, a combined, 3 decades of experience on the big stage. Expect to hear music in the same vein as: Umphrey's Mcgee, Tool, The Meters, Modeski, Martin & Wood, Led Zepplin, Phish, Chicago, Tower of Power, Ben Harper and many more.
An original band, "Xtra Alltra" doesn't have anything to prove by, night after night, cramming the same set of songs down their listeners throats. Every show is built on the energy of the people in the room. And if the energy is dull to start with, this band has an incredible yet, mysterious way of drawing an entire rooms attention towards the stage. You may often hear the phrase "mind control music" when the topic of this band is discussed and for good reason. "Xtra Alltra" will draw you in until you find yourself dancing like nobody is watching. The bands musical transitions will keep you wondering which songs are original and which are covers. There is an improvisational factor in this bands music that can not go without mentioning. The way these 3 guys incorporate improv in their music will have you thinking they can read each others minds and, you just might find yourself wondering if they are reading your mind during one of their infamous hypnotic improv jams. Now, dancing is fun but this band is no one trick pony. When the trio decides to slow it down a bit, you just may find yourself with goose bumps, chicken skin, the chills, whatever you wanna call it.
Between the 3 of them, the boys from "Xtra Alltra" have covered a lot of ground in the world of music. From run down holes in the wall to festival main stages, this band loves to light a fire under the asses of anyone in any place who wants to be entertained with exceptional music played by exceptional musicians. You wanna dance? "Xtra Alltra" shakes booty's! You wanna stare at the guys in the band and judge the level of musicianship? "Xtra Alltra" says, bring it on! You wanna go out some place and have a blast with some good people, good music, good vibes and a lil' touch of crazy in the air? Look no further! All you have to do is go to the next "Xtra Alltra" show.