Gridline Base Band is a 7 piece psychedelic funk band, the most recent project of Zach Cohen (Guitar/Vocals), Daniel Kottmann (Guitar/Vocals), Andrew Yanchynshyn (Bass/Vocals), Robbie Elder (Drums), Rachel Kroft (Vocals), Dan Cohn (Auxiliary Percussion) and Adam Bonomo (Keyboards). Based in the New York Metropolitan area, this infectious groove has snaked its way around the upper East Coast for the past 7 months, touring extensively.
Gridline got their start in May of 2012 on a college campus in Westchester, NY. Upon meeting each other, Andrew Yanchyshyn and Dan Kottmann, both Studio Production Majors, along with Zach Cohen, a Classical Guitar Major, became fast friends and ignited sparks that would spread like wild fire all the way to Syracuse, NY. This would become the “true” birth place for the group, where one late night jam featuring a drummer from Berklee College of Music, Robbie Elder, would solidify this grooves core. As time progressed, Gridline found their “icing on the cake” in Rachel Kroft, a Liberal Studies Major, and Dan Cohn, yet another Studio Production Major from SUNY Purchase College. Finally, long time friend of Zach (Cosby) Cohen, Adam Bonomo, a keyboardist from The University of South Florida, fills out the rest of the line-up with incredible color. Together, Gridline Base Band is an unstoppable force that quickly moves closer and closer to becoming one heck of a live phenomenon.
In July of 2012, only a few weeks before the appearance of Robbie Elder, Zach, Daniel and Andrew sat down with drummer, Clint Mobley, and keyboardist, Ryan Gregg inside of Sabella Studios on Long Island to record the first four tracks of the band’s first EP, Gravity Loss. Gravity Loss features four original studio tracks along with four live takes from a show at The Fire in Philadelphia, PA on August 5, 2012 with Robbie Elder beating away on the “pots and pans”. You can find the record on iTunes, Spotify, and Rhapsody along with almost any other music provider, and don’t forget to check out gridlinebaseband.com, www.facebook.com/GridlineBaseBand and follow us on Twitter @GridlineBaseBnd for Gridline’s live show archive, news, set lists, photos and tour dates. See you at the next show!
Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.
We're now taking submissions for the 2013 BIG BREAK Competition! Be sure to sign up your band by clicking the link above and filling out the form! Win cash prizes & free studio time!
Be sure to check UpstateShows.com for all of the great shows happening in and outside of The Westcott Theater This Summer!