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NEW YORK CITY – March 25, 2006 – The Atmosferics will bring its new style of uplifting funk and blues to New York City’s oldest rock and roll club at midnight Saturday, April 22, 2006. The band will play a post-Green Apple Music & Arts Festival show at Paul Colby’s The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street.

The Green Apple festival is the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, held throughout New York City, April 20th - 23rd. The Bitter End, in the heart of Greenwich Village, will host a live performance by Richie Havens on Friday, April 21.

Over 30 of New York's premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine. The Green Apple Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, an environmental education non-profit organization.

Influenced by many of the festival’s featured performers, The Atmosferics tight melodic jams are perfect for the intimate Bitter End stage, where stars such as Peter, Paul and Mary, Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seager, and the Serendipity Singers recorded live albums.

The Atsmoferics push musical boundaries to their funky and grooving limits. The unique mix of electric guitar, saxophone, bass and drums provides for a jamming musical journey from a bluesy cool start, often escalating to a vein-pumping climax that makes the crowd jump up, dance and rejoice that they have the ability to hear.

Set lists are made up of mostly original tunes, with a few innovative renditions of famous rock covers that automatically have audiences singing along. Their repertoire ranges from covers like a slow, jazzy version of Bob Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country,” Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” and a rocking rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias.” Their original compositions include the sultry “Alien War” and eerily grooving samba “Half Ton Man.”

The New Jersey band comprises Kevin Hildebrandt, of Old Bridge, on electric guitar, Robby Seibert, from Berkeley Heights, on tenor and alto saxophone, Dave Ferraro, of Jackson, playing bass and Colin Bell, from Old Bridge, on drums. Their musical roots stretch far and wide, drawing from a deep pool of influences ranging from the classic rockers like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the improvisational traits of Phish and Galactic.

The group is currently recording their first album, due out this year. For more information, log onto www.theatmosferics.com or http://www.sonicbids.com/TheAtmosferics.
- Atmosferics Publicity


Atmosferics To Open for Stanton Moore

NEW YORK CITY – October 7, 2006 – The Atmosferics, an improvisational funk, jazz and rock band, will make its Knitting Factory Main Stage debut on October 7, 2006, opening for the Stanton Moore Trio.

Doors open at 9 p.m. The music starts at 10. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The Knitting Factory is located at 74 Leonard St., New York City.

The show marks the bands most anticipated performance to date for the young rock quartet.

“We are thrilled to be opening for such a famous musician like Stanton Moore,” said band manager Ted Krill. “We’re hoping to expose hundreds of more jam fans to the unique style of the Atmosferics.”

Influenced by many of the festival’s featured performers, The Atmosferics tight melodic jams are perfect for the intimate Bitter End stage, where stars such as Peter, Paul and Mary, Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seager, and the Serendipity Singers recorded live albums.

The Atmosferics push musical boundaries to their funky and grooving limits. The unique mix of electric guitar, saxophone, bass and drums provides for a jamming musical journey from a bluesy cool start, often escalating to a vein-pumping climax that makes the crowd jump up, dance and rejoice that they have the ability to hear.

Set lists are made up of mostly original tunes, with a few innovative renditions of famous rock covers that automatically have audiences singing along. Their repertoire ranges from covers like a slow, jazzy version of Bob Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country,” Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” and a rocking rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias.” Their original compositions include the sultry “Alien War” and eerily grooving samba “Half Ton Man.”

The New Jersey band comprises Kevin Hildebrandt, of Old Bridge, on electric guitar, Robby Seibert, from Berkeley Heights, on tenor and alto saxophone, Dave Ferraro, of Jackson, playing bass and Colin Bell, from Old Bridge, on drums. Their musical roots stretch far and wide, drawing from a deep pool of influences ranging from the classic rockers like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the improvisational traits of Phish and Galactic.

The group is currently recording their first album, due out this year. For more information, log onto www.theatmosferics.com or http://www.sonicbids.com/TheAtmosferics.
- Atmosferics Publicity


Atmosferics To Open for Coalition of the Willing

NEW YORK CITY – November 7, 2006 – The Atmosferics, an improvisational jazz, funk and rock band, will open for the The Coalition of the Willing, featuring Bobby Previte, Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter and Skerik at the Kitting Factory on Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the Atmosferics taking the stage at 8 p.m. The Knitting Factory is located at 74 Leonard Street. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

The Atmosferics return to the Knitting Factory riding the wave of success after bringing down the house last month as part of the sold-out Stanton Moore Trio show. Fans of the legendary drummer showed their enthusiasm cheering the rocking jams, proving the band is set to make its mark on the music scene.

“We plan on showing the fans of The Coalition of the Willing that there is another band on the rise to watch out for,” said Band Manager Ted Krill. “We couldn’t think of a better way to put our stamp on the jam scene than by opening for such talented artists like Bobby Previte and Charlie Hunter.”

Influenced by many of the festival’s featured performers, The Atmosferics tight melodic jams are perfect for the intimate Bitter End stage, where stars such as Peter, Paul and Mary, Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seager, and the Serendipity Singers recorded live albums.

The Atmosferics push musical boundaries to their funky and grooving limits. The unique mix of electric guitar, saxophone, bass and drums provides for a jamming musical journey from a bluesy cool start, often escalating to a vein-pumping climax that makes the crowd jump up, dance and rejoice that they have the ability to hear.

Set lists are made up of mostly original tunes, with a few innovative renditions of famous rock covers that automatically have audiences singing along. Their repertoire ranges from covers like a slow, jazzy version of Bob Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country,” Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” and a rocking rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias.” Their original compositions include the sultry “Alien War” and eerily grooving samba “Half Ton Man.”

The New Jersey band comprises Kevin Hildebrandt, of Old Bridge, on electric guitar, Robby Seibert, from Berkeley Heights, on tenor and alto saxophone, Dave Ferraro, of Jackson, playing bass and Colin Bell, from Old Bridge, on drums. Their musical roots stretch far and wide, drawing from a deep pool of influences ranging from the classic rockers like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the improvisational traits of Phish and Galactic.

The group is currently recording their first album, due out this year. For more information, log onto www.theatmosferics.com or http://www.sonicbids.com/TheAtmosferics.
- Atmosferics Publicity


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The harmonic blend of electric guitar, saxophone, keyboards, bass and drums creates a jamming journey that stretches the limits of improvisation.

The New York Metro band is comprised of Kevin Hildebrandt on electric guitar, Robby Seibert on tenor/alto saxophone/keyboards, Alex Blitz on bass, Lee Irwin playing drums.

The band's musical roots stretch far and wide, drawing from a deep pool of influences that range from the sounds of classic rockers like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to the improvisational nether-regions of The Grateful Dead, Phish and Miles Davis' electric period.

Their mastery of combining such popular genres into a unique musical style has led to a growing fan base that appreciates powerful musical energy and grooves that play on and repeat in your head long after the amps have been unplugged.

Hildebrandt's passionate guitar licks and gritty vocals coupled with Seibert's smooth, sexy sax lines provide a powerful improvisational punch. Irwin's rapid energy beats and Alex Blitz's relentless grooves provide a rhythm section that ranks among the best.

Set lists are often eclectic, comprising mostly original tunes that are drawn from a number of funk styles with often introspective and off-beat lyrics. The dynamic medley “My Jubilee/Metatron,” fuses rock, funk and disco that gets the crowd dancing to a biblical story of God’s messenger, while the eerily-grooving rock samba “Half Ton Man,” touches on the metaphysical transformation of losing weight. The instrumental "Gutter" lives true to the raw funk and spatial groove that could only be influenced by the New Orleans funk scene.

The Atmosferics reunites Seibert and Hildebrandt, who played together at Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

While the Atmosferics can be usually be found rocking out New Brunswick hotspots like the Old Bay and Marita’s Cantina; or jamming with other New Jersey rock bands through PhanPhest Entertainment at such Jersey shore legendary venues like The Stone Pony and The Saint.

The group has also opened for Keller Williams, Stanton Moore Trio and Bobby Previte’s “Coalition of the Willing,” featuring Charlie Hunter, at The Knitting Factory in New York City. They have also played on the stages at The Crossroads, Garwood, NJ; Donegal’s Saloon, Kearny, NJ; and The Lions Den and The Bitter End in New York City.

The group currently has its debut self-titled album “The Atmosferics” for sale through the web or at shows.

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