Onyx Club Boys is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass, and drums) rooted in the Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930’s Paris, and Stuff Smith’s New York City Swing. However, being from 21st Century North Carolina, their diverse influences take the music beyond borders. It’s a trip around the world, which will make you swoon, tap your feet, and realize how universally similar music really is.
100% genuine. No backing tracks necessary! “Curiously exotic, yet pleasantly familiar”.
Appearances have included Shakori Hills Festival, Festival for the Eno, Haw River Ballroom, Cat’s Cradle, Raleigh First Night, and many more. Members have played in bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Old Ceremony, Dialli Cissokho and Kaira Ba, and the Paperhand Puppet Intervention band.
“The cool dexterity of their playing binds together the broad catalog” – Grayson Currin, former music editor Indy Weekly
Gabriel Pelli – violin, vocals, guitar
Dave Smith – guitar, vocals
Jonathan Henderson – upright bass
Dan Hall – drums