Stratospheerius is led by founding member, electric violinist & vocalist Joe Deninzon. Joe! has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin.
The band will release their sixth CD “Guilty of Innocence.” Through Melodic Revolution Records due out in Early Autumn 2017. The new 10 track album will be available worldwide in both Physical and Digital formats. “Guilty of Innocence” features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Teser (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe).
Stratospheerius has showcased their “frenzied melange of progressive rock, jazz fusion, and funkabilly” at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US and has opened for Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, The Slip, Ekoostik Hookah, and John Scofield. Stratospheerius was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition the Musicians Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Progression, Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz, among other publications.
What the critics are saying.
“Think a bit of Zappa, the Dixie Dregs or Blues Traveler, with the violin being the focal point. Violinist & singer Joe Deninzon’s talents are flat out phenomenal, and the progressive rock tapestry he weaves around himself is carried out to perfection by his amazing band.”
“Deninzon shows how he has earned the nickname the Jimi Hendrix of the violin as he tears through a distortion heavy solo that points more in the direction of Guns N Roses Slash than Yo Yo Ma.”
Justin Scro – Cashbox Magazine
“Memorable hooks, gravity-defying instrumental prowess, and a kitchen sink move toward rock If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”
David Budin – CoolCleveland.com
Joe Deninzon : Electric Violin, Lead Vocals & Mandolin
Aurelien Budynek : Guitar & Backup Vocals
Jamie Bishop : Bass & Backup Vocals
Lucianna Padmore : Drums
New York, NY
Style of Music
Progressive Rock, Jazz Funk, Jam
Guilty of Innocence (2017)
The Next World (2012)
Live Wire (2004)
The Adventures of Stratospheerius (2002)
Electric / Blue (1998)
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