Hopefully Forgiven - voted 'Best Band in the Hamptons' by Dan's Papers for the past two years - is a high energy, mellow vibin', harmony soaked cocktail of 100 years of American music and spirits. Singer/songwriters Telly Karoussos, and 'Alabama Brad' Penuel (fresh from Nashville) deliver big harmonies and authentic songwriting that transcend the 'Americana' genre and has attracted a devoted multi-generational fan base.
The brotherhood that is Hopefully Forgiven began shortly after a chance meeting through an internet post when Brad offered his Brooklyn railroad apartment to Telly in exchange for watching his dog. After sizing each other up and realizing they shared a passion for music and surfing, Brad said "I think this will work. My house is yours-- you can even play my guitar if you want....just don't touch my boots."
Telly didn't and they soon began working up their favorite songs by the Stones, the Band, Van Morrison, etc. Brad even showed him some bluegrass tunes, and the course for Hopefully Forgiven was set.
Fred has been playing with the band since the summer of 2017.
Hopefully Forgiven's new album “Learning to Fish” is now available everywhere.
Living Room is a quartet of decade-old friends from Brooklyn, NY, who have played music together since 2010. They put out their first EP Dream Journal in 2012, which landed on AbsolutePunk’s Absolute 100. Pointing to the musical guidance of late ’90s and early aughts acts, the band injects a distinctly fresh perspective, heaviness, and mysticism to the genre. The duality of ‘Living Room’ reveals itself on close listening to meticulously constructed themes on levels of lyricism and musicianship, empathetically and specifically reflecting the complexity, vicissitude, and euphoria of life. They were part of Switchboard Sessions, Volume 3, and signed to Jetsam Flotsam Records to release the band’s first full-length Moonchaser in August, 2014, Worth in 2017, and Heavy Mind in 2018.
Scott Fitzpatrick- Guitar/Vox
John Nicholls- Guitar/Vox
Kevin Dobbins- Bass
Fred Trumpy- Drums
Gamelan Yowana Sari has been a performing Balinese Art Ensemble since 2011. The group is currently in residence at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. They’ve recently returned from a 2-week tour in Indonesia, performing in Pengosekan, Bali, at the home of the extraordinary composer I Dewa Ketut Alit. Gamelan YS performed two of Alit’s works along with other kreasi baru (new works) by Evan Ziporyn and Pak Windha. Gamelan YS have a long relationship with Alit as a constant source of encouragement and instruction. The group plans to return in 2019 for a longer tour of the island.
The trajectory of the ensemble has been exciting. Since forming in 2011, Gamelan YS has performed on major festivals in the US, including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2017 in Indiana, the River-to-River Festival,Make Music NY Festival,Midori and Friends and have a long-lasting relationship with the Queens County CASA (Cultural After School Adventures) program. The group works with public school students on team-building activities through gamelan-based percussion music. The music of a community, along with the teachers, the students create music for cartoons and engage in other performance-related activities.
Our teachers have included I Dewa Ketut Alit, I Gusti Komin Darta (current teacher), Ida Bagus Made Widnyana (Gusde), I Dewa Putu Rai and I Dewa Sakura. The repertoire includes works by Gusti Komin Darta, Glenn Kotche, Billy Martin, Evan Ziporyn, Dewa Alit, Steve Reich, Alida Torres, Chris Mulz and Pak Windha.
The members of Marine Electric have been friends since high school, playing music in their parents' basements and learning how to be human together. The band officially started in winter of 2007 slowly carving out their sound over the years, releasing a hand full of EPs along the way. They grew up on Long Island then relocated to Brooklyn in 2008 where they played and hosted shows alongside their best friends.
After 6 years, Marine Electric played their last show in 2013
Fred Trumpy - Drums / Perc Hunter Phelps - Guitar Vox Eric Fairchild - Bass Vox Scott Fitzpatrick - Guitar Vox