SonicVoyageFest Rocks Downtown, April 19

(Sponsored by Favorite Progressive Rock Radio Show, the Fest Features Edenson, 2BirdsBand, and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius)

Downloadable Flyer for April 19
SonicVoyageFest at DROMNYC
SonicVoyageFest is presenting three transcendent acts redefining progressive rock for a new era at downtown NY’s First Sonic Voyage Fest at DROM, on April 19 starting on 9:30pm.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Edensong, and 2Birds  are featured.
DROM is at 85 Avenue A, in New York City.
Admission is $15.
The ticket buy links are

The website is http://www.dromnyc.com
The venue phone number is 212-777-1157.

Sponsoring SonicVoyageFest on April 19 are two favorite progressive radio shows:
Captain Phil’s Planet, heard alternative Thursdays on WUSB 90.1fm and 107.3fm. Stream at www.wusb.fm.
Plastic Tales from the Marshmallow Dimention, heard Monday nights, 9 till 10:30 PM on WNYU RADIO 89.1fm and wnyu.org. (note: “Dimention” is the correct spelling for the NYU Radio Show..)


Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson praises New York’s Edensong as “a great example of the contemporary face of progressive rock.”

Edensong’s history as a band is just as long, epic, and unpredictable as its music. The 2018 lineup includes long-time members like viking-bearded singer/guitarist James Schoen, second singer and bass playing hobbit/spider-demon TD Towers, and hypnotizing “dancing muppet” flute player Barry Seroff. They are joined by the virtuosic koto player and composer Kento Iwasaki, and drummer Nicholas DiGregorio, whose improvisational skill, jazz background, and hallowed status as a longtime friend of the band (largely responsible for turning the founding members onto prog in the first place!) makes him the perfect addition to the lineup.

The group’s albums are their self-released 2008 debut “the Fruit Fallen,” 2016’s ”Years in the Garden of Years” (Laser’s Edge).  The songs prominently feature immersive new textures, from lush keyboard and orchestral arrangements to esoteric percussion from around the world, such as hang drum and Balinese gamelan.  The group’s a festival favorite, most recently appearing at 2017’s ROSfest. 2018 will be an equally ambitious year for Edensong as they will be performing their first UK/European tour with a set at the legendary Summer’s End Festival in Wales.


Led by electric violinist/vocalist Joe Deninzon (www.joedeninzon.com), who has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Stratospheerius have showcased their “frenzied mélange of progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world. Their latest album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE features contributions from Renaissance's Rave Tesar and jazz artist/Testament guitar Alex Skolnick.  Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that mix jazz, funk, rock with Gypsy influences. Stratospheerius was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, and was named “Best Jam Band” in the Musician’s Atlas Independent Music Awards.

Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius features: Aurelien Budynek-guitar (Cindy Blackman, The Dan Band, Rock of Ages, Daredevil Squadron), Jason Gianni-drums (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rock of Ages, Mike Portnoy/Neil Morse Band, Daredevil Squadron), and Randy McStine-bass (The Fringe, Sound of Contact, Stu Hamm, LoFi Resistance)



Violins and composers –GABE & TONY BIRD, cello – GEORGE CROTTY,  bass – EVAN WIERZBICKI,  drums-MARTIN BEUX

Started in 2014, 2BIRDS BAND is a unique strings-based ensemble with rhythm section that explores the boundaries of violin and cello through different styles of music. Fusing classical tradition and contemporary styles, the band presents a new way of approaching strings with a sound both cultured and groovy. It has been performing and teaching clinics in Boston, New York, Toronto and France. The band released albums “First Flight” (2015), “For Lack Of A Better World” (2016) and “String Groover” (2017).

2Birds are favorites of leaders in the violin world. Says Christian Howes,“2Birds Band are not only funky and sexy- they are rooted in serious musical study and capable of referring at any moment to their roots in Bach, Debussy, Beethoven et al.”  Jean-Luc Ponty cheers: “Bravo! I’m glad to see young compatriots at a level that I rarely hear! Very good on all points, groove phrasing, musical expression, and original compositions…” 


Created Memorial Day 2015 by three incredible bands: Circuline, and Shadow Eden & Stratospheerius, Sonic Voyage Fest’s purpose is to create a night of music that dazzles with virtuosity, ignites the senses, and pushes boundaries.  Writes ProgSheet’s editor John A. Wilcox, “Sonic Voyage Fest was like General Tso’s chicken: spicy, filling, and I already want more!”

Listen to our SonicVoyageFest Spotify Playlist