2016 is the year in which Hazmat Modine is touring 10 years in Europe. An anniversary tour that will lead the band through 6 European countries. After the release of their new CD EXTRA-DELUXE-SUPREME in autumn 2015 Hazmat Modine toured late last year for the first time in Brazil and Mexico. 2016 started with concerts in Australia and New Zealand, where they had a huge success and were placed in the Top 40 album charts! In addition, the band has received the Prize of the German Record Critics.
Wade Schumann – Diatonic Harmonica, Guitar, Banjitar, Lead Vocal
Erik Della Penna – Lead- und Background Vocal, Banjo, Guitar
Charlie Burnham – Violin, Background Vocal
Jon Sass – Sousaphone
Kevin Garcia – Percussion, Drums
Steve Elson – Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Duduk, Flute
Michael Gomez – Acc.- & Electr. Guitars, Banjitar, Steel Guitar
Pamela Fleming – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tourdates Anniversary Tour 2016:
Hazmat Modine draws from the rich soil of American music of the 20′s and 30′s through to the 50′s and early 60′s, blending elements of early Blues, Hokum Jug band, Swing, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican Rocksteady. A pointer to Hazmat’s methodology can be found in the band’s configuration. Schuman’s guitar, diatonic harmonica and intensely earthy vocals set the tone. A solid battery of sounds – tuba, accordion, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tenor and baritone saxes, piccolo and duduk, banjo, mandocello and steel guitar – explores the textural and melodic outer limits of Hazmat’s meticulously woven compositions, while guitars and drums lock down a groove and provide sonic spicing.
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