High Peaks Band / Bio

Born out of the Saratoga NY 518 Pham scene, HPB weaves fragile melody with booming thunderclaps. The sounds of the storm clouds when they meet the mountain ridge, forcing terra down the slopes with its merciless push into the deep waters , is the sound of HPB in mid trance.

With subtle words that tell tales of yesterday, haunting harmonies that tell of a future still uncertain, HPB is simply the catalyst for the music. On a whim, it takes them where it will.

Made up of 4 soldiers of Gsus, HPB has traveled the world listening for the magic. HPB incorporates Reggae, jazz, blues, calypso, gospel, progressive, classical, funk, jam, rock and folk into a unique blend that is called Smart-Jam. The words and the notes sometimes get lost in each other before you are taken out into big sky. Only to come crashing back down into a driving groove that will leave you “Peaking”.

HPB has shared this musical journey and stage with some amazing artists such as; Rusted Root, Melvin Seals and JGB, R.A.Q., Bernie Werrell, The McLovins, Capital Zen, Lucid, Stone Revival Band(featuring Vinnie Amico of MOE), Roots Collider, Fundimensionals, Audio In flux, Flux Capacitor, Kung Fu, The Breakfast, Formula 5 and many more.

Expect the unexpected at an HPB show. Its not quite the Twilight Zone, but its close. Feel free to lose yourself in the music… You may just find the band staring at you and realize your dance is driving the jam!

High Peaks Band:

Aaron Giffen - Drums, Vocals
Brian Hoffman - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Hoffman - Bass, Vocals
Rick Nelson - Guitar, Vocals

Drummers Emeritus (and occasional gig drummers):
Bob McKeon
Robin Barkenhagen

General Info

Band Members
Rick Nelson, Mike Hoffman, Brian Hoffman, Aaron giffin, Bob McKeon
Artist Name
High Peaks Band
Profile Page
Rock / jam / pshycadelic

Contact Info

Saratoga Springs, NY