The Incredible Sandwich is an eclectic quartet hailing from Athens, GA. Their music is a creative, intelligent blend of musical styles such as Latin, jazz, funk and rock, with unexpected educated improvisational jams that take the listener on a surprising musical journey.
“The Sandwich,” as they are known to their fans, features Matt McKinney on lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Juneau on bass guitar, Damian Kapcala on keyboards, and Rackley Davis on drums and vocals.
McKinney, a native of Cordele, GA, began playing the guitar at 13 and moved to Athens after completing his degree in music composition at Georgia Southern University. Juneau, who hails from Albany, GA, began playing guitar when he was 15, and moved to Athens in 2004 to attend the University of Georgia. Davis, a musician since age 11, completed a degree in music at Berry College before moving to Athens in 2007. Newest member Damian Kapcala, raised in Columbia, MD, is a classically trained pianist who also plays guitar, bass, and drums. In 2001 he moved to Athens where he has played with Lost Cat, Sonic Bloom, Field Trip, Lionz, Soul Patch, Krill, Betsy Franck and the Bareknuckle Band, Theolonius, and Fiasco.
The energy generated during their live shows through McKinney’s powerful command of the guitar combined with the thumping rhythm section of Juneau, the intricate percussion of Davis, all accentuated by Kapcala on Hammond B3 and Moog synthesizer, continues to convert more and more fans with each performance. Davis comments, “The fact that we share the same influences helps a lot with how we feed off each other. I think a lot of that goes into improvisation. We have a fine-tuned ear for each others' instrument and style.”
McKinney, the principle songwriter, feels listeners will identify with The Incredible Sandwich through the various sounds as well as through his approach to song writing. “There’s definitely a personal, storytelling aspect to the music we make, even the instrumental stuff,” McKinney said. “I think we’re bringing a new personal element to the jam band scene that a lot of bands don’t have.”
The Incredible Sandwich will release their debut, a five-song EP on April 25, 2009. Recorded at Green Room Studios in Athens by Nathan Sheppard, the EP will be the second release for the upstart Athens-based label Mule Train Records.