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THE BAND

We love music

The Octobermen is a trio of well-trained, versatile musicians who play an eclectic array of music covering styles that range from popular to jazz, to funk, to rhythm, to blues and beyond.

The Octobermen formed in the summer of 2014. The members had known each other for the previous three years and had planned to jam in the very near future. They finally did get together and the three clicked.  After the first meeting, the three agreed to meet again. There were multiple sessions and each time they played together they felt there was a musical bond being formed. Each musician brought his own special talents and tastes to the group. They rehearsed for several months building a repertoire unlike that of many bands in the Southern Tier area. Their first gig was so well received they were asked to become regular performers at the venue. The audience response was positive and encouraging. Audiences can expect to hear a well-rounded collection of songs that cover multiple genres. From Joe Cocker to Miles Davis to Van Morrison, the Octobermen play music that everyone can enjoy.


Paul Dowd

Jeff Ruzich

Bill Scranton

GIGS




Piggy Pat's

  • Oct. 27, 2018

Bohemian Moon

  • Nov. 1, 2018

Wakley's


Lukin's On Varick


Canasawacta Country Club

  • Sept. 28, 2018


FAVORITES




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Jeff Ruzich, bass, has performed both locally and in NYC. He has toured with several bands including a pop/punk national act. Jeff has his musical foundation in Jazz and Funk. He brings his own brand of funk and blues to the band.

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Paul Dowd, performs on harmonicas and vocals. Paul has been influenced by Stevie Wonder, Sonny Terry, 30's and 40's swing and European folk music. Paul plays harmonicas in all keys letting him move from hardcore blues to jazz. He has played with musicians in the Utica area and brings his own rhythm and blues style to the band.

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Bill Scranton, guitars, drum programming and vocals, has played and recorded with many local and national acts. His technical proficiency allows him to be comfortable in any style of music including jazz, pop, Celtic and swing. He has a vast experience as a recording engineer. Bill is also recorded a solo finger style guitar CD that was well received.

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Piggy Pat's

3955 Edgebrook Pl.
Washington Mills, NY 13413
(315) 737-4449

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Autumn Meadows

431 Corbin Rd
Oxford, New York, NY 13830
(607) 843-8240

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Bohemian Moon

103 E Main Street
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-9480

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Wakley's

700 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502

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Lukin's On Varick

640 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502

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Canasawacta Country Club

County Rd 44
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 336-9214
info@canasawactacc.com

CONTACT

Fan? Drop a note!

Norwich,NY US
Phone: (607) 226-1373
Email: william.scranton@gmail.com