Makeshift Parachute
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Makeshift Parachute

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We have an EP on itunes and other internet distribution providers and a full length album coming out in January.



Makeshift Parachute is the premier pop rock group that is set to take the scene by storm. The quintet of Alex Auclair, guitar and vocals, Brian Nentwick, drums, Mitch Rassman, bass and vocals, Steve Reilly, keyboard and vocals, and Andrew Wasserman, rhythm guitar, is a group of Music Industry students from the State University of New York College at Oneonta that are creating music that is consistently memorable, exciting, and edgy.

Started in late 2008 the band took off quickly and put together a 5 song EP to push the music. The band started off playing benefit concerts for organizations such as Habitat For Humanity, and Rockin’ For Robbie and beating 5 other bands and taking one of four spots to play during the 4th Annual OH Fest! festival in Oneonta where they debuted their EP. Since placement on iTunes and other digital retailers Makeshift Parachutes fan base has continued to grow and feedback has been overly positive.

The Oneonta State Times said “The band played originals reminiscent of early 1990s pop punk with intricate harmonies and well-blended guitar riffs.”

Fans reviewing their EP on iTunes said “These guys definitely know how to get a crowd moving. I love the trademark hop your audience has coined in ‘Turn Me Around.’ On a more serious note, Red Sky is not only musically strong, but also delivers a powerful message as well. You guys are creating music that moves people on many levels.”

Currently working towards producing a full length album and putting together a touring schedule for the year the band is always projecting the love of their music everywhere they go. Their dynamic and energetic stage presence and comical dances provoke audience participation. Whether it is your first time hearing the music or not you’re compelled to sing along and follow the bands every move.