Bio (from "Spackle Magazine," July 2006):
When Tyhoon Ferri begins a sound-check, you'll probably hear a little feedback (it's the fault of the sound engineer).
After that, you'll hear acoustic guitar and slick vocals stacked on top of warm bass and high-energy drums. When the show is over, you'll hear songs - catchy songs - in your head and maybe in your car stereo as you drive home with Typhoon Ferri's 2005 album, "Detergency."
This Boston-based trio has created a new mix of old ingredients: funk, folk, and reggae. But above all, this band has created quality, memorable songs.
What bands sound similar to Typhoon Ferri? Perhaps the critics can best answer the question: The Providence Journal says Typhoon Ferri is "somewhere between Guster and 311." LocalMusic.com says Typhoon Ferri is "Similar to Led Zeppelin but with more cheese and a crispier crust."
The sound is raw, clean and organic because there are no electric guitars or keyboards. It's something like having a dance party at a coffee house. NYRock.com reviewers put it best when they referred to Typhoon Ferri music as "hypercaffienated folk-rock."
Since the band's beginning in 1999, Typhoon Ferri has performed over 500 shows all over the Northeast U.S., gaining professionalism and an appreciation for hard work. Self-promoted and self-managed, Typhoon Ferri understands what it takes to pull an event together.
They have performed at celebrity fundraisers with Tony Bennet and Harry Bellafonte, at weddings in the Ritz Carlton, at Sundance Film Festival (on the same stage as Ben Harper), At the Marriot Marquis in Times Square for an event honoring Roger Clemens, on live FM Radio in Boston, at outdoor festivals, and of course, at dive bars in Philadelphia where your feet stick to the floor and the opening band scares your parents away.
Through all this, Typhoon Ferri has gained the ability to fit the venue. No two audiences are the same, and this band knows it. Typhoon Ferri floats around the Northeast knows how to put on a great show no matter where they land.
Gian Fiero of Muses Muse says "Typhoon Ferri has worldwide talent, and this band is ready for the worldwide spotlight." The band doesn't care about the worldwide spotlight at this very moment. However, if you've got a spotlight, you can be certain that Typhoon Ferri will fill it.
Self-Titled EP 1999
Any Time Now 2009
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Typhoon Ferri is an eclectic mix of origianls and covers, capable of performing up to four sets on a given night. Originals include "Infamous," "Crystal Shawmut Shuttle," "Tongue Bath," "Dark Age Disco," "Whitewater," "Good for Nothin'," and more.
Covers include Sublime's "What I Got" and "Santeria;" Led Zeppelin's "Hey, Hey What Can I Do" and "Thank You;" The Police "Walking on the Moon;" MJ's "Billie Jean;" The Doors "Love Me Two Times;" Jack Johnson "Flake;" Bob Marley "Stir It Up;" Paula Abdul "Straight Up;" Hall and Oates " Maneater;" Neil Diamond "Cherry, Cherry;" and more.
Overall over 35 originals and over 30 covers.