Poetry ‘n Lotion (PnL) is a instrumental fusion quintet out of Tampa, FL. “The instrumental foursome (now 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
Over the years the band has gone through several lineup changes while developing their unique sound of instrumental fusion along the way. The band 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. PnL has kept themselves busy since Kenny joined the band in late 2010 – performing 3 classic albums in their entirety, playing an official SXSW showcase, headlining Tampa Tribune’s Friday Extra Concert Series at Curtis Hixon Park, a closing set at the 30th Annual Tropical Heatwave…all the while, the foursome has been busy writing and crafting their unique blend of instrumental fusion. What began back in 2006 as a whiskey-swilling acoustic trio has now evolved into a no-nonsense eclectic trumpet-led assault of progressive instrumentalism. Stay tuned for our 2nd LP ‘Electric Acres’ out Summer 2013.