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The best kept secret in music


"October 5th, 2004"

As you might already have seen, Dynamic Stew has been making some big splashes in the scene of funk. With some pretty big shows coming up coupled with the recent release of their self-titled album, the Stew has been serving some real good funky jams.

Their live shows are always pretty amped and their sound isn't so much unique, rather it is that typical funk-with-horns, strong rhythm section and some ripping guitar. The vocals meld nicely into the music and the keys are key! The energy level is high and if this band doesn't get you dancing, nothing will. The band is tight and is showing signs of real promise. This can easily been heard from their CD.

Offering only 5 songs, Johnny's Lament might be my favorite because of the catchy lyrics. The CD is a great representation of a live show but has the sound quality of a studio album. This is juxtaposed nicely with the last song which is a live track where they start off with The Meter's Cissy's Strut and then end with Black Sabbath's Iron Man. And between these two classics is their own Stick Figure Shuffle. The live track is great. It really confirms the talent of the band because after listening to the CD you might ask, "Can they really do this live?" Without doubt, your concerns are put to rest while you jive to the funk.

The CD is their first release, as far as I know. I expect that there will be a full length CD soon. The CD passes by quickly so I'm anxious to see more from this band. Be sure to be at The Velvet Lounge this Friday, October 8th for your share of the Stew. - TheFreezer.com

"April 17th, 2005"

On April 1st, Dynamic Stew played the Lounge. In typical fashion, the Stew unleashed their brand of funk onto the crowd. Again, the crowd was tight at the Lounge while the Stew did their thing on stage. Most of the time, the music isn't in your face - then sudden bursts of excitement flavor each song. This can sometimes add to the tension and release.

Dynamic Stew is not straight up funk- they are more. Having sprouted from the current scene, their music reveals a bit more of a jam side which makes it a bit of a subdued funk. At times, they remind me of The Allman Bros. And the Lounge was loving it up, dancing the night away. These guys have been getting some pretty major gigs in the city opening up for some major players. - TheFreezer.com


Dynamic Stew - Self Titled (2004)


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In April 2003, Ray Holman (drums/vocals) and Ryan Duffy’s (guitar/vocals) creation, Dynamic Stew, took flight. By combining the talents of Matt Fox (bass), Mike Schieferstein (tenor/soprano sax), Jamey Zebrack (keyboards), and Geno Licata (percussion), Dynamic Stew has been hammering the music scene with a forceful grit ever since.

Dynamic Stew, an original funk and improvisational band, hails from Farmingdale, New York. They perform their music with vigorous ambition, surging their high-energy funk into the audience from start to finish. This innovative sound is a result of the band’s unique song writing and the many influences they incorporate into their music. Each member adds his own creative styles of funk, fusion, jazz, and skillful arrangements to produce the tightly woven groove that is heard on stage.

In such a short existence, Dynamic Stew has already surpassed many of their original aspirations. The band has shared the same bill with many great acts including members of the Parliament Funkadelic, The Meters, Grateful Dead, Vida Blue, Deep Banana Blackout, Max Creek and Colonel Bruce. The band also experienced a breakthrough summer in 2005 by appearing at numerous music festivals throughout the North East.

Dynamic Stew values the relationship they have built with their audience and this can best be seen onstage. The band’s number one priority is to continuously introduce fresh, new material while creating variations of their existing songs. Each performance is packed with enough intensified funk to keep fans, old and new, coming back for more.