Glen Cove, New York – July 7, 2017 – The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District invites Nonstop to Cairo, a New York-based ska, hip hop and funk band, to bring their one-of-a-kind presentation to the Village Square Plaza in Glen Cove on July 28 at 7:30 pm. Fresh off the launch of their debut album, this group’s popularity is soaring to new heights through the power of their music.
Nonstop to Cairo comprises a group of long-time friends who have banded together to spread their love of a unique blend of high-energy music. Nick Diamond and August Harris team up on vocals with Diamond also playing guitar. Rounding out the group is Andrew Joseph on tenor sax, Matt Ezzo on bass and Alex Turner on drums. The quintet joined forces with multi-platinum producer Jim Sabella in 2009 to record their first EP and following that release, their single, We Be, was in rotation on Sirius XM’s Faction 41 for over a year. But their main claim to fame was earlier this year when they released Dabble Heavy, an album that has already achieved considerable critical acclaim. For example, Glen Gamboa of Newsday Music Entertainment declared that through the album, the group “conjures up sunny good times with their intricate vocal and horn harmonies and island-tinged guitar riffs and occasional rhymes.” The eclectic album takes a listener on a full journey that includes love songs, party songs and music that challenges us to strive for a life of passion.
Even before they released Dabble Heavy, Nonstop to Cairo had drawn the attention of some heavy hitters in the field. For example, My Father’s Place proprietor “Eppy” Epstein said, “Their energy is terrifically addictive and the five are all on the same page. There’s so much that goes into success and they are well ahead of the pack.” Indeed, Epstein was so impressed that he consented to assist the band’s management team as a consultant.
Wailers, Dirty Heads, Galactic, Matisyahu, Fishbone and Redman. With this in mind, Downtown Sounds of Glen Cove is happy that the band was able to commit to performing locally as one of the feature acts of their 2017 concert series.
Presenting sponsors for Downtown Sounds 2017 are: the City of Glen Cove, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Garvies Point, Glen Cove Hospital Northwell Health, Kimco Realty, Harvest Power Solar, American Paving & Masonry, Comfort Dental at Glen Cove and the Downtown Cafe. The Media Partner of Downtown Sounds is The SUNY College at Old Westbury, OWWR Old Westbury Web Radio and OWTV Old Westbury Television. Host Joe Manfredi will be streaming the concerts live on www.ustream.tv, keyword OWWR. Free parking for Downtown Sounds is available at the nearby municipal garage. Be sure to bring your lawn chair with you! In the case of rain, the advertised acts will perform at the Wunsch Arts Center at R.M. Finley Middle School at 1 Forest Avenue. For more information, call the Glen Cove BID, 516-759-6570, or visit the Web at http://www.glencovedowntown.org or www.downtownsoundslive.org