July 31, 2014 12:00 PM on the
They’ve been compared to everyone from Steely Dan and Incubus to Umphreys McGee, but Banooba will soon be the standard of comparison. Taking cues from all of their influences, including funk, jazz, reggae and rock, Banooba is the latest hybrid to successfully incorporate all of these elements into their own signature sound.
Over the years, Banooba has become known for their high-energy live performance which is guaranteed to keep you moving all night long. No matter what type of music you are into, you are going to have a good time at a Banooba show. “These guys groove like it’s their last day on earth, with irresistible songs and wicked musicianship,” says Dan Brown of Good Times Magazine.
Since their inception, Banooba has performed at a variety of clubs and colleges around the Northeast as well as the US Virgin Islands, where they were quickly adopted by the locals and paved the way for the development of a USVI music scene. They have also performed national tours of both the UK and Costa Rica, and their music has found itself in rotation on numerous college and commercial radio stations (both in the US and abroad) as well as on Sirius Satellite’s Jam On station where their song “Sinora” spent a month at #1.
Following a nearly two-year hiatus due to the departure of their lead singer, Banooba hooked up with singer Jason Murden. There was an instant connection and the band began cranking out new music. After a test run with Murden quickly won over the Banooba faithful in the Virgin Islands, the band knew it was time for their hiatus to come to an end.
Now, this never-say-die band is back with new material and ready to take the music scene by storm. With a new studio album currently in the works, Banooba is once again bringing their high-energy live performance to clubs, colleges and festivals around the Northeast and beyondƒ Don’t miss it!