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Deadphish Orchestra Debut at Guanabanas January 25
Colorado-based jam band pays homage to two of the finest in the genre during a free show in North Palm Beach
Jupiter, FL – January 9, 2018 – Question: what do you get when you mix the earthy, folksy, bluesy approach of the Grateful Dead with the funky prog of Phish? Answer: the Deadphish Orchestra! Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar will host the powerhouse improvisational quartet from Colorado on Thursday, January 25, beginning at 9 p.m. There is no cover, and 21 and over are welcome. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet, at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.
Above all, DPO are made up of four good friends who are also entrepreneurs, featuring three former members of the Phish tribute band Phix, who toured extensively in the 2000s: Paul Murim, guitar / vocals, Ted Tilton (keyboards / vocals), Brian Adams, bass / vocals, and Chris Sheldon (drums / vocals). By the band’s formation in 2009, they had all played the music of both the Dead and Phish together, but the challenge they decided to take on then was to merge the two.
“It’s no secret that jam bands play well to the loyal Guanabanas music fan,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Deadphish are clearly one of the top of the Grateful Dead / Phish tribute acts around, so we expect the show to be an incredibly amazing experience for the audience.” Cahur also heads Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20-year music management and promotions company. He and the Guanabanas host an annual Jerry Garcia concert on or near the late guitarist’s birthday
DPO will be touring the state of Florida during the month of January, with scheduled stops including Jacksonville, Dunedin, Miami, Key West, Boca Raton, and St. Petersberg, in addition to Jupiter. They maintain an extensive digital library of audio and video recordings of their incendiary live shows. To access the collection and for more information about the band, please visit www.DeadPhishOrchestra.com.
Interestingly, the band does a fair amount of wedding gigs. They can cover everything that influenced the Dead, from Motown, blues, folk and jazz, as well as the standard repertoire of the two main bands that make up the DNA of DPO. They even custom learn songs they don’t already know, outside of the realm of jam / improv.
Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.
The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.