the late saints

Led by Italian-born vocalist, guitarist and kazoo virtuoso Jacopo de Nicola, and propelled by the energetic rhythmic section of bassist Mike Huff and drummer Micah Hebbel, The Late Saints bring on stage their genre-bending Italian Gypsy Rock. Treading a path between the lyrical nuances of the Italian Cantautori and the frenetic rhythms a la Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello, this Philly-based trio traverses comfortably between balkan influenced two-steps, Brazilian-inspired guitar lines, poignant protest songs and re-appropriated and “Italianized” ludicrous pop covers. Often featuring guest musicians from the wider Philadelphia area, The Late Saints like to turn their live performances into contagious music melees. Jacopo’s inspired kazoo lines, a tribute to the one-man band tradition, define their unique sound. [+]