Dingonek Street Band began in Boston in 2013 as Bobby Spellman's Underground Society Band. A Monday night residency at the legendary Middle East Nightclub allowed the gang of musical miscreants to work out new material and hone the unique sound of the group. Over time, the brass-based jazz band began incorporating more sounds from around the world, and they gravitated towards the funkiest side of their unconventional repertoire.
Today the band is based in Brooklyn, NY, and the unit has expanded, but their philosophy remains the same.
Dingonek Street Band is a vehicle for new music and unbridled improvisation inspired by the human condition the world over. Incorporating elements of second-line, post-bop, punk rock, Ethio-jazz, Afrobeat, and the Balkan brass tradition, the Dingonek strives to find new paths to the roots of human jubilation through the wretched forest of man's despair.
The band's debut album "PRIMAL ECONOMICS" is due out in January of 2018 on Accurate Records.