“With a tasty blend of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass and acoustic guitar, the Scranton Pennsylvania group has caught the ears of bluegrass admirers, jam band lovers and even fans in the indie/all-ages scene.
Cabinet’s diverse sound is the product of an assorted group of musicians with unique influences and backgrounds. The band consists of six talented musicians – J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar, vocals), Todd Kopec (fiddle, vocals), Dylan Skursky (electric/upright bass, vocals) and Jami Novak (drums/percussion). The members range in age from early 20s to mid 30s, with drummer Novak being the oldest.
Coviello and his mandolin-playing songwriting partner J.P. Biondo formed the nucleus of Cabinet before the rest of the band came along. Although Cabinet has only been around for about two years they have already forged a dedicated and growing fanbase in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Notheastern Pennsylvania is Cabinet’s core area, but the band has also focused markets like Vermont, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Along with live performances, Cabinet has spent the past five months recording its self-titled album with Eric Ritter at Windmill Agency Studio in Mt. Cobb. J.P. Biondo believed that recording the new album was the natural next step for the band.”