Horseshoe Lounge Playboys
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Horseshoe Lounge Playboys

Oneonta, New York, United States

Oneonta, New York, United States
Band Americana Acoustic

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Jun
12
Horseshoe Lounge Playboys @ NY BrewFest

New York City, New York, USA

New York City, New York, USA

May
13
Horseshoe Lounge Playboys @ The Alehouse

Troy, New York, USA

Troy, New York, USA

May
07
Horseshoe Lounge Playboys @ The Heady Fest

Oneonta, New York, USA

Oneonta, New York, USA

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Music

Press


"Everbody in this band sings great. It's the singingest band I've ever heard!" - Chicken Choker (string band)


"Everbody in this band sings great. It's the singingest band I've ever heard!" - Chicken Choker (string band)


"We bring acts in from around the world and to find one so talented in our back yard was a great surprise...They are entertaining and have a great Americana feel." - Ex. Dir., Roxbury Arts Group


"We bring acts in from around the world and to find one so talented in our back yard was a great surprise...They are entertaining and have a great Americana feel." - Ex. Dir., Roxbury Arts Group


"Their music is new yet has an ageless quality to it." - Chief Sound Engineer, Dryhill Studios


"Their music is new yet has an ageless quality to it." - Chief Sound Engineer, Dryhill Studios


"Notably, their performance was one of the rare occasions when a band mentions to the audience that they are 'welcome to dance' and the audience actually takes them up on the offer pulling back tables and chairs to create space."
- The Freemans Journal


"Notably, their performance was one of the rare occasions when a band mentions to the audience that they are 'welcome to dance' and the audience actually takes them up on the offer pulling back tables and chairs to create space."
- The Freemans Journal


Review (from Empire State Brewfest July 2009):“…at the end of the evening, dancers in front of the main stage were equally intoxicated by the pure vocals and strings from Oneonta band The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys…. and the level of joy cranked ever higher as the bluegrass-and-more fivesome worked its way to their closer.." The Syracuse Post-Standard

You can see/hear more about the band at: www.myspace.com/horseshoeloungeplayboys.
- Syracuse Post Standard


Review (from Empire State Brewfest July 2009):“…at the end of the evening, dancers in front of the main stage were equally intoxicated by the pure vocals and strings from Oneonta band The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys…. and the level of joy cranked ever higher as the bluegrass-and-more fivesome worked its way to their closer.." The Syracuse Post-Standard

You can see/hear more about the band at: www.myspace.com/horseshoeloungeplayboys.
- Syracuse Post Standard


The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys won Imprint Radio's "Best Live Performance of 2009" Award... - Imprint Radio


The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys won Imprint Radio's "Best Live Performance of 2009" Award... - Imprint Radio


"These guys are extremely talented. We saw their potential when we first heard them and have supported them since. We think they're going places and love having the association with the band and their first album." - Brewery Ommegang, Destination Marketing and events Manager


"These guys are extremely talented. We saw their potential when we first heard them and have supported them since. We think they're going places and love having the association with the band and their first album." - Brewery Ommegang, Destination Marketing and events Manager


Discography

Full length album One Horse Town released February 2009
in rotation @ WONY, WCDO, WOUW, WSKG

Self produced "Live" CD July 2009.

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Bio

The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys are a five piece acoustic band that love delivering high energy live performances. Unafraid of merging their singing voices with solid instrumentation, a synergy with the audience is what sets them apart. A diverse blend of sound that resonates with anyone who digs bluegrass, jambands, old time or traditional country.

The History: The whole thing started out as an acoustic duet focused on strong vocals. Three years later and three band members stronger, the band is now a five-piece, five-vocalist powerhouse. With an ever expanding musical pallete and an ever deepening bag of tricks this band cooks in high gear, yet isn't afraid to bring it down and get soulful. A solid repetoire of original songs and tasteful, if obscure, covers.

Members include:
Will Lunn- Will made his name playing mandolin with The High Street Boys and The Sultans of Swing. He claims to hold the record for the most appearances at the equally infamous and glorious Rooney Mountain Festival. He has shared the stage with such greats as Arnie Solomon, Tony Trishka, and David Bromberg.

Randy Miritello- Randy brings his natural charm to an easy stage presence along with rousing vocals and solid guitar picking. Influences range from Appalachin old time to Bakersfield country. Musical friendships include Old Crow Medicine Show members Ketch Secor, Critter Fuqua and Willie Watson, to name a few.

Darin Trass - Darin climbed on board the HLP express in Oct of 08 after a fateful meeting at a show we did for the City of Oneonta Concert series. His fiddle style fell right in with the music and has been such a natural fit, it's hard to remember what things sounded like before him. Darin also appears with regional favorites Fetish Lane and The Rabble Rousers.

Sam Doyle- HLP sealed the deal when their youngest (and possibly brightest) member fell into place. When Sam left Harvard to pursue his love for music, how could he know what was in store? Sam has been involved in numerous bands including Cliff Street, Slinky Tripp, Barefoot Sunrise, and George Kilby Jr. and the Road Dogs. His smooth, rock steady beat is where we get our groove.

Chris Watrous (acoustic bass) joined the band in December 2009. Chris based in Ithaca, NY and has performed with numerous bands in the area, most recently with Hee Haw Nightmare.