Entrain & The Gathering
December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$25
Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since its inception. Formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993, Entrain lead singer/guitar wiz Brian Alex. Joining them is bassist M’Talewa, original saxophonist/percussionist Rob Loyot, trombonist Lennie Peterson and Conga’s /saxophonist Hilary Noble.
Veterans all, their collective resume includes stints with such diverse players as Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Mongomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
“The whole Entrain concept is based around the drums and infectious rhythms. Once we’ve got that…. anything goes, everything goes,” explains Major.
“Entrain is back with drums blazing as furious as ever! You’ll find it hard to sit still during this tour-de-force of percussive rock music from one of the longest running bands in the HGMN Rhythms literally overwhelm you as this ensemble incorporates a worldwide litany of influences into a freight train of sound! Just a Matter of Time is right on time!”
– Lee Crumpton, Homegrown Music Network
“Entrain zips along like a lively summit conference between the Dave Matthews Band and Little Feat.”
– Steve Morse, The Boston Globe
“I can’t sit down when Entrain is on the radio! Every time I play them on WMVY, the chair goes flyin’ back and I’m up dancin’ in the air studio. We’ve been playing Entrain since their first CD in ‘94 and the music always makes the station sound great.”
– Barbara Dacey, Program Director, WMVY, Martha’s Vineyard
The Gathering is an eight piece horn driven band that plays dance music for anyone who wants to have fun. The band is led by Steve Chase and his wife Stephanie(Mamasteph ) accompanied by their sons Matt on lead guitar/vox and Sam on drums/vox.