photo 3 - 02.05.16What’s in a name…and who knew it would be so hard to come up with one for a band? Well, it is a difficult task, when three people are trying to agree on one. There was no consensus for weeks until they found their inspiration for the band’s name in the beauty of the Ashokan Reservoir and its spillway. All of the band members hold fond memories of the area for various reasons, so it is a fitting name for their group.

The Spillway Band is a three-piece band from the Hudson Valley with a big sound. They play an up-tempo set of rock, country, oldies, blues, R’n’B and originals, from the 1950’s up to today.  With an emphasis on danceability, they keep the crowd dancing all night. Their eclectic song list includes the Rolling Stones, Brad Paisley, Beach Boys, CCR, The Drifters, Kentucky Headhunters, John Fogerty, Georgia Satellites, Albert King, Chuck Berry, Kid Rock, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Elvis, The Hollies, Eric Clapton, Delbert McClinton, Alan Jackson, Train, Dwight Yoakam, Brooks & Dunn, and many more. With almost one hundred songs between the three of them, they are able to tailor their shows to the needs of the venue.

The Spillway Band was created out of a love for music and the desire to continue playing live for an appreciative fan base.  The band is made up of Jon Coghill on guitar and vocals, singing drummer, Bob Schnitzer, and J.B. Randall on bass and vocals. Each member brings their unique talent to the group creating a fresh sound, even to songs you’ve heard before, and their diverse song list will keep you dancing all night.ashokan reservoir sign

In various configurations, the guys have been entertaining audiences for many years, and in the last few years, two of them have averaged 85 shows per year as part of the hardest working band in Ulster County.  Their success has been, in large part, due to their following of line and free form dancers.

Thanks for your support of live music…we look forward to seeing you at a show soon!


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