Jim Conry: Vocals/Guitar - Kevin Barry: Bass/Vocals - Jow Hettinga: Vocals/Piano/Keyboards - Bob Parlier: Drums/Vocals
Strange Arrangement is a unique blend of Rock, Jam, Funk, Jazz, and Pop, with attention to lyrics, melody, and songcraft. Leaving little time to catch your breath, a Strange Arrangement show runs the gamut from funny sing along infectious grooves to haunting progressive rock style jams. The quartet has been touring extensively, developing a devout fan base with their quirky and unique live performances. Improvisational prowess and constant forward motion make them one of the most exciting new bands on the Jam scene.
Strange Arrangement has shared the stage with bands such as Umphrey's McGee, Tea Leaf Green, Future Rock, Outformation, Drop Q, The Ragbirds, and many others. S.A. regularly plays at venues in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa such as Martyrs', The House of Blues, The Canopy Club, Bell's Brewery, Rock Island Brewing Co., The Mousetrap, and The Verve while venturing into further states to expand their touring area. During this coming summer, Strange Arrangement will be a featured artist at Summer Camp 2010 Music Festival and Hookahville 2010 Music Festival, along with artists such as Keller Williams, Micheal Franti and Spearhead, Moe, Gov't Mule, Umphrey's McGee, Victor Wooten, STS9 and many others. SA will also take the stage at numerous other festivals throughout the summer and fall 2010.
"Strange Arrangement's musicianship and songwriting put them in the "best of" category of up and coming bands. Equally deft at intricate arrangements and memorable melodies, this young band has loads of promise (with a devout fanbase to back it up), and the live shows are always an exhilarating experience....go hear this amazing band for yourself."
Joel Cummins, Keyboards and vocals, Umphrey's Mcgee
Hettinga describes the style of S.A. as progressive psychedelic funk pop. “We have a lot of different influences between us and what we try to do is bring them together into tightly knit, well crafted songs that somehow go from folk/indie to progressive funk fusion, meeting in the middle somewhere to create a new path.”
Hettinga adds, “When creating a setlist for the evening, we always include some musical jokes and rarities to break things up and keep the performance fresh. Our relationship with our audience is based around the idea of creating a moment in time where one can laugh, dance, sing, and connect with us and the music. A Strange show will push the limits of jazz and rock while creating a progressive hybrid of rock and funk soundscapes.”