New York City’s favorite group of hippies, The Drop Band, plays an original brand of modern psychedelic rock with a distinctive classic rock vibe. The band was founded in 1997 as the house band for Paul Mascott and Hank Wagner’s downtown NY theatre piece Drop before developing into an act all it's own. The band has become a showcase vehicle for Mascott and Wagner’s original rock music and whether recorded or live, always features a dynamic line-up of experienced New York session musicians.
The Drop Band appears regularly in New York City and throughout the North East in combinations ranging from 3 to 12 pieces, electric or acoustic. The band plays a fun, eclectic collection of material from their four studio recordings that ranges from folk-rock to hard-rock, blues jams to reggae, and always with "a musical style that expresses the true meaning of Rock and Roll" (IndieMusicExplosion.com) . The band's happy hippie vibe radiates from a front trio that includes Paul Mascott, Hank Wagner and Christine Mascott trading lead vocals and blending group vocal lines into distinctive rock harmonies, supported by Paul's walls of edgy lead guitar. The band's live line up often includes bassist Geoff Wright, and either Ed Arnold or Joe Mowatt on Drums.
The Drop Band has licensed music to NBC's hit TV show 'Ed', MTV, and independent films and documentaries. The group's music has been nominated for a Just Plain Folks Music Award, nominated for 2004 CD of The Year at Kweevak.com, and has been voted by listeners as a Radio Crystal Blue GEM. The band has been a featured artist at Boombox Radio, Mojo Music Studio and WPXC (Hyannis, MA). The band's crtitically acclaimed music has been widely played on commercial, college and internet radio throughout the US and internationally.
- You can still catch Christine and Paul doing Drop Band music live... keep an eye out for Groovy Afternoon.
About Groovy Afternoon: Groovy Afternoon revisits the signature sounds of the late 60’s and early 70’s adding a modern twist to tried and true classics. Turning any night into the summer of love, this band of merry pranksters takes its audience on a jaunt through the roots of classic rock expanding the mind as they revisit a moment when music truly defined the social landscape and carried the universal message of Peace and Love.
Listen to all 4 Drop Band studio releases!