The story of the group Somatic starts back in 2013 when two friends met at a local show. Since the early days Guitarist/Songwriter Max Kipnis knew this was a project that needed to be pushed and pursued. The outright love for live music and the Tampa Bay music scene is what drives the band to this day. Although transforming and changing several times their integrity remains a dynamic mix of North Eastern Hip/Hop, Jam and Southern Funk/Soul. Providing a Raw, Energetic and Unforgettable experience Somatic is a band on the rise worth checking out. An Ep release is slated and a large amount of material is being worked through, so stay tuned. In the mean time catch one of their shows locally in the Central/West Florida region. “All good things in all good time”
High energy psychedelic rock
Max Kipnis – Guitar / Vocals
Sean Hartley – Bass / Vocals
John Hetherington – Keys
Christian Bianchet – Drums/Percussion
Rooted in the blues we bring a unique atmosphere to all of our shows with tasty originals and soulful covers.
Formed in the summer of 2014 Somatic has been through several incarnations. With a common passion for live music all the members bring something different to the table. Max Kipnis formerly of the (Okaloosa Sound) plays guitar, sings and writes for the band. Sean Hartley (Antelope, Broke Mr. Jones, Funky Seeds) holds the bass down keeping everyone in rhythm. John Hetherington (The Hydramatics) brings a Classical and Jazz approach to the keys glueing the whole show together. Christian Bianchet is currently studying Jazz Performance at USF and brings a solid rock foundation for the band to build upon. Somatic draws influences from artists such as ; String Cheese Incident, Ween, John Scofield, The Allman Brothers, The New Mastersounds,The Beatles, Moe, The Grateful Dead, The Roots, Tycho, G love, Stevie Wonder, Vulfpeck, The Monophonics, Anderson Paak, NOFX. With an Ep release in the works, Somatic is slated for a fantastic rest of the year and will continue to make waves in the Southeast bringing their unique jam-band style to a town near you!
The Roots. Bob Marley. Ween. The Black Crowes. The Allman Brothers. The Grateful Dead. Bobby Lee Rodgers, Cope, String Cheese Incident. Steeley Dan. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tycho. The Wood Brothers. Umphreys McGee.
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