JOIN THE FLOCK
Photos & Words by: Brittany NO FOMO
The band who puts “the fun in funk” is soaring in the jam scene due to their genuine output of and outlook on music and has their loyal flock of fans to thank for supporting them along the journey.
After 8+ years of performing at concerts and festivals, it’s no surprise that the energy-boosting music and contagious charisma of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong built them a loyal following, not only in their hometown of Baltimore, but all over the States. With self-releasing music being a norm in the jam world and not having a record deal as a crutch, PPPP turned to The Flock (coined term for their allegiant fanbase) for the first time to help fund their latest album via Kickstarter. Pizzaz, released in October, an album recorded at Wright Way Studios in Baltimore, is claimed ‘One of the best funk and soul albums of 2017’ according to AXS (and us).
But what is surprising? That the band’s community surpassed the original funding goal and that this social media push elevated their connection to their listeners.
“The times are changing, so we never considered to seek out one of those fancy record deals. We just feel like our live shows and connecting with the crowd is more so what we’re all about, anyway… All we know is releasing our own music.” – Scrambled Greg