Foxtrot & the Get Down is a modern 4-piece alt rock outfit from Philadelphia, with influences from blues, soul, and pop. Along with that, the band has both male and female lead vocalists, creating something completely unique in 2018.
Foxtrot began at West Chester University through mutual musical interests between singer/songwriter Colin Budny and bassist Ken Bianco. Bonding over acts like G. Love & Special Sauce and A Tribe Called Quest, Budny and Bianco began creating music and playing sets around Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. After adding vocalist Erica Ruiz, the band released their debut EP “Sold the Soul” in 2014.
After signing to Nashville based indie label American Echo Records, and adding their permanent fixture at drums Jimmy Iovine, the band began toured extensively, and in February 2017, the band released their debut LP, “Roots too Deep”. With positive critical response, a strong social media following, raucous live shows, and a growing fan base, the band re-entered the studio in the fall of 2017.
In October 2017, Foxtrot released “Shine”, the first in a series of singles that showcases the band’s growing sound. Showcasing both Budny and Ruiz’s vocal strengths, hooky songwriting, and a horn section, Foxtrot blends the ideals of Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, and Alabama Shakes, while staying true to their rock, soul, pop, and blues roots. In just three short years, Foxtrot has gone from a college experiment to a nationally touring band, known for Springsteen level-high energy live shows, independent distribution, and a loyal and growing social media following. The band has a new EP dropping this summer.
See the band LIVE when they kick off WMMR’s 50th Birthday Concert with Bon Jovi on May 3rd! Details HERE
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