Formula 5: A band that truly represents Upstate New York! With members ranging from Albany to Lake George, this 4-piece brings together its diverse influences to create a unique yet familiar sound that will make you want to move your feet. With an organic, funk filled sound rooted in the style of some of their jam band idols, Formula 5 brings an honest, classic approach to a genre that is becoming increasingly filled with progressive electronic artists. With thought-provoking and soulful lyrics, soaring melodies, and an emphasis on tight instrumentation and improvisation, this band brings a familiar freshness to the term “jam band”.
In their short tenure as a band, they have shared the stage with regional/national acts such as Dopapod, Consider the Source, Twiddle, The Heavy Pets, The Brew, The McLovins, Turbine, Goosepimp Orchestra, and many others while playing most of the regional stops in Upstate NY and the northeast for original music. They have played regional festivals such as Catskill Chill, The Big Up, Strange Creek, Backwoods Pondfest, Green Mountain Getdown (NH), Autamation Indoor Music Festival (Lake George) and many others. With their roots in jam, jazz, funk, blues, bluegrass, electronica and many others, this group is sure to satisfy whatever your taste in music while making it truly their own
Guitar/Vocals – Joe Davis
Keyboards/Synth/Vocals – Mike McDonald
Bass/Vocals – James Woods
Drums/Vocals – Greg Marek