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Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Rock: American Underground Moods: Mood: Dreamy Rock: Progressive Rock Moods: Mood: Weird

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United States - Florida

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Phantom Phunk

Can a band be neo-progressive rock and old school classic rock at the same time? It can if it’s Phantom Phunk, a progressive alternative rock band based in Tampa, Florida. Phantom Phunk started as a project in early 2014 when early longtime friends Hector Alexander and Sasha Cheine teamed up to share some ideas. They began recording their early compositions as a duo at a local music studio, Harmonic Factory. As their musical productions became more advanced, they sought out other musicians to help them play and record their songs. In January of 2015 Sasha ran into Nicholas Emiliozzi, a childhood friend, whose history if drum playing quickly inducted him into the group. Just a couple of months later in March, the three played at an open mike where they say guitar player Juan Gonzalez also perform. Impressed by his profound appreciation for music and his ear for clever riffs, the three band mates agreed to make Juan their fourth member.

Listening to Phantom Phunk’s music reminds you of why you fell in love with vinyl in the first place. They combine the sounds old school classic rock with neo-progressive rock and turn it into a comfortable and somewhat familiar sound that is modern and fresh. From the Pink Floyd-style instrumental Distant Kaleidoscopes, the jam band epic Tommy’s Cosmic Avocado and the hip-hop/electro-rock ‘mega hybrid’ Jungle Crunch with guest rapper CloudMaster Price, the music of Phantom Phunk provides plenty to get psyched about.

They are all seasoned musicians who play more than one instrument and occasionally change places during a set, trading bass for guitar, guitar for keyboard or lead vocals for drums. Like the Beatle’s Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Phantom Phunk’s music will take you on a magical trip across various genres and songwriting forms to create an appeal that extends beyond any one singular demographic. Their debut album Arboles Ossific exemplifies Phantom Phunk’s true passion for their craft and like their persona, their music is a hidden treasure you will not want to miss.

Line Up
Sasha Cheine: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, synthesizer
Hector Alexander: lead guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Nick Emiliozzi: drums, vocals
Juan Gonzalez: bass, guitar, vocals

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