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“Carefully blending composition and improvisation, Cocktail Party Phenomenon’s high-energy sets have gained quite a bit of praise in recent years. Whether headlining, opening, or taking on a late night after party, CPP commands the energy of the crowd and presents performances sure to please.”
“... Cocktail Party Phenomenon was faced with quite the musical task- transitioning a crowd of STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee enthusiasts with freshly melted faces from the Mann Center to The Blockley, where the official after-party was taking place. The Blockley had also hosted another event immediately prior to the after-party, presenting the additional challenge of having to take complete ownership of the space and transform the vibe of the venue in a short amount of time. CPP succeeded, giving a performance that spoke to the energy of the crowd...They then transitioned from originals “Last Stand for Planet Earth” into a 25-minute “Rumblestilskin” and everyone was dancing as hard to the original material as they were to the previous favorites. The crowd was pleasantly surprised by a cover of Bloodhound Gang’s “The Bad Touch,” which the band made their own by teasing Escort’s “Cocaine Blues.” The energy generated as people excitedly sang-along and moved about to the r”
“...Cocktail Party Phenomenon hosted a stellar After Party at nearby music venue, The Blockley. The high-energy set was highlighted by a 22-minute rendition of the hard-hitting "Rumblestilskin". CPP really impressed with their ability to improv and really control the energy of the show. "That was some of the craziest improv shit we've ever done!" said a very excited and enthusiastic Max young, drummer of the band. "It was a crazy show."”
"After a refreshing start to the day it’s right on to Cocktail Party Phenomenon, made up of Steve Catania (guitar, slide, vocals) Dan Enden (bass, vocals) Mike Gardner (keyboard/Vocals) and Max Young (drums), who started it off with a unique blend of several styles making for quite a solid set of original music, my favorite being “Rumblestiltskin,” while also tipping their hats to the powerhouse Dopapod covering French Bowling which was definittly a crowd pleaser."
“It isn’t so much what they play, but how they play it. These guys incorporate jams that start off inspiringly beautiful only to fade into a mysterious darkness. Cocktail Party Phenomenon’s name personifies their sound to the tee: a funky fusion of psychedelic rock, progressive acid-jazz, and ambient jamtronica. With high energy, engaging live performances, this quintet keeps audiences moving their feet and wanting more.”
“Formed in southern Jersey, CPP is comprised of five young, unique musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds. From funk and rock, to jazz, reggae and trance, CPP combines a multitude of feels and grooves to form their refreshingly original sound, never hesitating to improvise a jam.”