Stanton Moore (drums),
Robert Mercurio (bass),
Jeff Raines (guitar),
Rich Vogel (B3 and other keyboards).
Special guest collaborators
Theryl deClouet (vocals),
Ben Ellman (tenor, baritone, soprano sax, harmonica),
Jason Mingledorff (tenor sax)
"a sensuous, swampy, and plenty-tight source of
pan-cultural acid jazz like only the Crescent City could supply"
(Billboard Magazine - Spotlight Review)
"a deep-grooving brand of muscular, economic,
syncopated soul-funk that hits the ear with almost bewildering impact. almost too good to be true."
(LA Weekly - Pick Of The Week)
"already hometown stars in a city that eats funk for breakfast,
this horn-augmented New Orleans quintet is the tightest and tastiest
Louisiana groove band to emerge since the Meters.
Less noodly but no less exploratory than Medeski Martin and Wood,
Galactic is the fat, fulsome spawn of acid jazz, the East Coast
jam-band scene, and New Orleans street music."
(The Village Voice)
(three writeups in Billboard so far; also covered by Jazz Times, High
Times, An Honest Tune, Offbeat, Time Out NY, On The One, Straight No
Chaser, Pulse, Lounge Magazine, Tribe,
Step Jazz, DropD,
Yall, etc as
well as newspapers everywhere - Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
Springfield Advocate, Orlando Weekly,
and all points in between!)
"an infectious mix of acid jazz and swamp soul that never
fails to get our joints jumping. A massive horn section
mixed with a solid rhythm crew make for some seriously
danceable grooves. Nice design, some rehearsal video clips,
and (above all) the music put this CD into heavy rotation at
(The Site - MSNBC TV)
(also covered by MTV Asia, PBS TV; multiple songs used on MTV's Dennis Rodman Show)
Best Emerging Band in the Big Easy Entertainment Awards (April 1997)
Offbeat Magazine's annual poll of Louisiana press, clubs, and record stores
have named Galactic "Best Up And Coming Funk Band" (1995 and 1996) and
awarded the Coolin' Off album "Best Album by a Louisiana Artist - R & B / Soul / Funk"
(1996). In 1997, Galactic was voted "Best Funk Band", ahead of the legendary Meters!
College radio - U.S. and Canada
(KAZI, KCRW, KMNA, KPFA, KUSF, KVRX, KZSU, WBAI, WCLK, WDET, WEVL, WMNR, WOBC, WREK, WRUV, WSOE, WTJU, WTUL, WUAL, WUCF, WXPN, WWOZ, WZBC, CIUT, CHUO, etc)
and England, Germany, Australia, Portugal, etc.
Regular headliner at major New Orleans venues (House Of Blues, Tipitina's, etc)
and festivals (New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bumbershoot, High Sierra, etc).
Drawing huge crowds in the southeast (600+ in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Tuscaloosa, Atlanta, Athens etc) and
all over the US (last show in San Francisco sold out - 600+).
Headlining nationally on nonstop tour since July 1996,
reliably drawing in smaller clubs from Vancouver to San Diego to Orlando to Boston -
and most points in between (thanks to concert recordings circulating among their national fan base).
Check Pollstar for further statistics
Have also opened for
The Meters (many times), Maceo Parker, Medeski Martin Wood,
Widespread Panic (Halloween 1997), War,
Larry Graham, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tower of Power, Greyboy Allstars,
LL Cool J, etc.
Charlie Hunter, Jon Fishman, Warren Haynes, Les Claypool
and Skerik have all jammed with Galactic.
Bandmembers have also played with George Porter (The Meters),
New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, etc.
Galactic has toured nationally with Charlie Hunter, Widespread Panic, the
HORDE tour, and more recently with Ben Harper, Counting Crows and Live.
Mike Luba / Nadia Prescher
Boulder, CO 80304
TEL (303) 544-9900 / FAX (303) 544-5879
350 West End Avenue, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10024
Galactic's publicity is now handled by Capricorn Records.
Please read this for the details.
Galactic signed to Capricorn Records (now BMG/Volcano Records) in June 1998.
(featuring Charlie Hunter
and Skerik) was released by Fog City Records in May 1998.
Fog City Records
99 Carmelita Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
To join Galactic's mailing list, get up-to-date information on their
nonstop national tour, listen to the entire album (plus exclusive live tracks),
find a store or distributor that's got it,
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