Poetry ‘n Lotion (PnL) is a instrumental fusion quintet that has been performing in and around the Tampa Bay area since 2006. “The instrumental fivesome has evolved their old-meets-new brand of acoustic jazz and bluegrass into a plugged-in sound that incorporates elements of hard, psychedelic and progressive rock, roots reggae, samba, gypsy jazz, ragtime, and even Irish folk music…Poetry ‘n Lotion fuses all the right elements with seeming ease.” – Leilani Polk, Creative Loafing
With 2 albums and hundreds of shows under their belt, PnL continues to forge new ground within the instrumental hemisphere. PnL has played an official showcase at SxSW, several Tropical Heatwaves and has been known to cover a few classic albums from time to time. The current lineup consists of Kenny Pullin on Trumpet & Effects, Alex Fedele on Trombone & Percussion, Matt E Lee on guitar & synthesizers, Thomas Murray on bass and John Nowicki on Drums.
The band’s highly anticipated, second full-length album “Electric Acres” was released on September 6th, 2013 on CD and digital formats. The album was recorded, mixed & mastered at the now defunct Short Circuit Studios in Seminole Heights under Owen Meats. The band successfully funded their Kickstarter campaign to press “Electric Acres” to vinyl which will be available early 2014, while the band continues to write & play shows in the Southeast. What began back in 2006 as a whiskey-swilling acoustic trio has now evolved into a no-nonsense eclectic horn-led assault of progressive instrumental-ism.