If Frank Zappa, Umphrey's McGee, James Brown, Lotus,The Grateful Dead, Genesis and Dream Theater had a lovechild...and it was named ShwizZ.
ShwizZ is a unique cast of characters reigning from New York. Best described as a melting pot of funk and progressive rock, this giant original sound will be sure to put a smile on your face. The band's variety and depth allows for lovely twists of improvisation and spontaneity spiked with technical prowess and musical complexity.
Over the years the group has shared bills with many notables including Jeff Beck, Primus, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Kung Fu, Dopapod, Consider The Source and more. ShwizZ can be found gigging all over the northeast and you won't be surprised to find them playing at your favorite festival or club for years to come.
After 6 years, 600+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 23 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford released his 5th album “Its Only Change” in July 2013. Its Only Change was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and features performances from Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang), David Labruyere (John Mayer) and Aubrey Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow). Producer Ken Coomer, states, “Quincy Mumford is a true artist that can bring raw 70′s style rock and funk highlighted with the voice of an old soul, it’s a perfect blend.”
Its Only Change displays many different emotions and musical styling’s including rock, soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop. States Quincy, “This record is like nothing I have ever done before. For the first time, I was able to mesh all of my influences into one complete piece of work.” Several different life changing experiences during the past year have provided Quincy with an array of lyrical content to complement the expansive sonic approach to Its Only Change.