Box of Time EP
Nomad is the crystallization of a journey. The Engelman brothers first discovered music in their hometown of Chicago. What followed was the development of a musical experience to which audiences are instantly drawn. Although Nomad was born in New York City in 2003, brothers Guy (lead and rhythm guitar, vocals) and Daniel Engelman (bass, vocals) developed their playing style through many years of collaboration. During their travels, the brothers have picked up on various styles of music. "Nomad, like their name implies, is made up of well traveled musicians. This, I feel, is reflected in the material they write and their performance of each piece" (B. Donovan, Northeastintune.com). Nomad's indispensable influences are based in Blues, Soul and Classic Rock; but the music retains a mysterious quality fueled by an exotic sound that is in constant harmony with the spirit of Rock & Roll. Soul joined with passion is the exquisite combination that Daniel's voice and Guy's songwriting, respectively, bring to the band. Their influences range from Motown to Flamenco, Soul to Blues, Funk to Rock. Nomad is music that is prepared like a Rock & Roll salad, but is unified in the originality of it's sound. The band recently completed their second recording with producer/drummer Nir Z, who's impressive discography includes collaborations with Genesis, John Mayer, Joss Stone and Billy Squire, to name a few. The EP is a clean and focused representation of what the band can do on it's own in the studio. They have achieved a sound containing precision both sonically and musically. For this project Nomad also collaborated with female vocalist Betsy Winchester on "Through Loving Me." The musicians of Nomad are very well rounded. Guy's wide range of guitar playing covers many styles and his rhythm can often be as lyrical, sharp and full of feeling as his lead playing. Guy's experience as an assistant studio engineer (Water Music, NJ) has also made him into a very mature player. Daniel solidifies the band with flowing, groovy bass lines and is skilled in many other instruments, providing a musical blueprint for any song. Daniel is also an Electrical Engineer and has worked for Sadowsky Guitars, Epifani Custom Sound Systems and currently designs effects pedals for Electro-Harmonix. The newest addition to the band is drummer and New Jersey native Ben Antelis. At 20 he's been playing for 12 years and is the oldest of nine siblings in a musical family. Ben is extremely experienced on the stage as well as in the studio, and he is the new beat machine in Nomad and is an exciting and energetic addition to the band. Nomad maintains consistent crowds throughout New York City, opening for bands such as The Breakfast, Addison Groove Project, Raq and Bomb Squad and has performed on the Rock's Off Boat Cruise, and at The Knitting Factory, Snitch, CBGB's, The Lion's Den, Tribeca Rock Club and Arlene's Grocery. They have kept on the road, playing at Wheeliefest (Rowland, PA), Green Apple Music Festival (NY) as well as in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland (ME), New Jersey, Connecticut and many places in between. The group received a five star song rating for "Through Loving Me" on George Martin's garageband.com. In the Americana and Groove Rock categories Nomad has also received the following awards: Track of the Week, Track of the Day, Most Original, Best Guitars, Best Drums, Best Lyrics, Best Male Vocals, Best Female Vocals, Best Production and Best Beat. The members of Nomad subscribe to a basic philosophy about Rock & Roll: 'The Rock' gets your Heart while 'The Roll' gets your Soul. Nomad achieves a balance of both elements in their music and aims to renew the duality of spirit in Rock & Roll. Extraordinary Performance, musical craftsmanship, captivating songwriting . . . this is Nomad.