2018 Phish Pre & After-Party Series Initial Line-Up in NYC Including The New Mastersounds, Pink Talking Fish, The Werks, and Chillfam All-Stars Play Michael Jackson

October 2, 2018 (New York, NY) Phish will return to Madison Square Garden for four nights to celebrate the New Year, December 28-31, 2018. Once again, CEG Presents will host its traditional Phish Pre and After-Party series at multiple venues near Madison Square Garden. The initial line-up features performances at The Gramercy Theatre and The Cutting Room. Many more shows to be announced elsewhere.

On December 28, the beloved all-star tribute group formed at Catskill Chill, the Chillfam All-Stars will play tribute to Michael Jackson. The band features Elise Testone, Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike ‘Maz’ Maher (Snarky Puppy), and other musicians from Pink Talking Fish, Deep Banana Blackout, Eric Krasno Band and more. Their prior plays at Gramercy Theatre and Highline Ballroom have all sold out!

Also on December 28, new to the Phish After-Party series is the Ohio-based touring phenomenon known as The Werks.  Described as the virtuosic rhythm junkies of The Werks have released four highly acclaimed studio albums over the past ten years in addition to hosting their own annual music festival, Werk Out Festival.  The band will perform at The Cutting Room.

On December 29, Pink Talking Fish will fuse together the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish, three phenomenal bands who have artistically inspired people with their mind-blowing live performances.  Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act who is no strange to late night shows. The band has been a part of the Phish After-Parties series for many years and have sold out previous shows.  This year, the band will perform at The Gramercy Theatre.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with British funk & soul band The New Mastersounds. The New Mastersounds have been delighting audiences with their infectious brand of funky soul-jazz since they formed in Leeds in 1999. For the first five years of the band’s career they were regulars at the Jazz Café in London, before they began to turn heads on the funk scene in the US, where guitarist/producer/bandleader Eddie Roberts now lives. For over a decade they have been a staple act of the late-night scene during New Orleans’ annual Jazz Fest. Though they have collaborated over the years with such musical luminaries as Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Art Neville, Bernard Purdie and Lou Donaldson, they are at their best on stage as a tightly-packed quartet – bass, drums, guitar and keyboards – firing scorching grooves off each other and feeding on the energy of the dancers in the front row. The band includes Eddie Roberts on guitar & tambourine, Simon Allen on drums, Pete Shand on bass guitar, and Joe Tatton on organ, piano, tambourine.

Make sure to act fast since many shows have sold out in the past, so do not wait to buy. Sign up at www.cegpresents.com or www.phishafterparties.com for announcements and special offers.

 

Initial Show Announcements:

Show: ‘ChillFam Allstars’ A Tribute to Michael Jackson
feat. members of Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy, Pink Talking Fish and more
Date: Thursday December 28

Time: 11:30pm Doors 11:55pm Show (Technically 12:30am on 12/29)

Venue: Gramercy Theatre
Ticket Price $25adv General Admission/ $40adv VIP Loge/ $47adv Gold Circle
Ticket Link: https://livemu.sc/2xPG0bi  

More Info: CEGPresents.com www.phishafterparties.com

About: Elise Testone, Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish); Natalie Cressman (TAB); Mike ‘Maz’ Maher (Snarky Puppy), Richard James (Pink Talking Fish); Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band); Rob Volo (Deep Banana Blackout); Matt Wayne (Bobby Deitch Band) & more

 

Show: The Werks
Date: Thursday December 28

Time: 11:30pm Doors 11:55pm Show (Technically 12:30am on 12/29)

Venue: The Cutting Room
Ticket Price: $15 Early Bird GA. $18adv $20dos General Admission/ $35 VIP Seat
Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/2zK75xN

More Info: CEGPresents.com www.phishafterparties.com

About: On their latest LP Magic, melodic visionaries The Werks transcend their funk rock roots while never losing their identity. Poignant songwriting and engaging improvisation come together on a record that showcases their maturation as a multidimensional group of uniquely creative musicians . The virtuosic rhythm junkies of The Werks have released four highly acclaimed studio albums over the past ten years and released countless live recordings including last year’s Live at The Werk Out live album.

 

Show: Pink Talking Fish
Date: Friday December 29, 2018

Time: 11:30pm Doors 11:55pm Show (Technically 12:30am on 12/29)

Venue: Gramercy Theatre

Ticket Price: $24.50 GA, $29.50 Loge, $45 VIP

Ticket Link: https://livemu.sc/2Qnwq61

More Info: CEGPresents.com www.phishafterparties.com

About: Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands… they Are Phenomenons.  Their creations have artistically inspired people and their Mind-blowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band. Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story.  The epic emotion of Pink Floyd…. The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads…. The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish…. to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.

 

Show: The New Mastersounds
Date: Monday December 31, 2018

Time: 11:59pm Doors (Technically 1:30am on 1/1/19)

Venue: Gramercy Theatre
Ticket Price $25 GA Early Bird / $35 Loge Adv / $45 VIP
Ticket Link: https://livemu.sc/2DKUK0d
More Info: CEGPresents.com www.phishafterparties.com

About: The New Mastersounds have been delighting audiences with their infectious brand of funky soul-jazz since they formed in Leeds in 1999. For the first five years of the band’s career they were regulars at the Jazz Café in London, before they began to turn heads on the funk scene in the US, where guitarist/producer/bandleader Eddie Roberts now lives. For over a decade they have been a staple act of the late-night scene during New Orleans’ annual Jazz Fest. Though they have collaborated over the years with such musical luminaries as Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Art Neville, Bernard Purdie and Lou Donaldson, they are at their best on stage as a tightly-packed quartet – bass, drums, guitar and keyboards – firing scorching grooves off each other and feeding on the energy of the dancers in the front row.

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