The Hip Abduction


The Hip Abduction
This vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music. Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at sunrise. The smell of an open-air market. The embrace of the wild human experience.  The Hip Abduction has been attracting major national attention Gold Under the Glow, the band’s recently released third full album, and by performing at the biggest summer music festivals. THA engages an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. Their sound is a smart blending of world pop and club aesthetics that appeals to all audiences.

The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Pat Klemawesch (kamale ngoni, guitar, vocals), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone and tenor sax), Paul Chlapowski (keyboards), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals), and John Holt III (kamale ngoni, guitar, vocals) have shared stages with the likes of Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, 311, Dawes, Galactic, and .moe and has performed at Sunfest, Wanee Music Festival, Suwanee Hulaween, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heatwave Music Festival, The BIG What? and more.

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