Formula 5 Performs Career Spanning Show the Putnam Place

Formula 5 Performs Career Spanning Show the Putnam Place

(Writer: Frankie Cavone)

Formula 5 returned to the Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs, NY for their last club show before heading on an indefinite hiatus. About a month ago, the Upstate, New York based band that they would be taking a break from playing live until further notice. Over the past 7 years, Formula 5 hit many mile stones including playing the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY, festival sets all across the United States, hosting their own music festival and recording three truly incredible albums. Even though there were bumps in the road, Formula 5 has poured their hearts into their live performances.Opening for Formula 5 was Glass Pony, a psychedelic rock band out of Albany, NY. Glass Pony is fresh sounding band that makes them stand out. A highlight of their performance was a cover of the Ominous Seapods’ “Blackberry Brandy.”

Formula 5 - Saratoga Springs, NY 3-29-2019 (68 of 87)

Formula 5 performed two career spanning sets leaving fans happy and satisfied. They started the show off with “Pedro” off their sophomore album Edging On Catastrophe with a smooth transition into Albatross. Next was “Nu- Gen,” which then led into a standout “Birch Tree.” This was followed by “Sad Bed” off the All Points North album which ended up going back into “Nu-Gen.” Set 2 began with a drum solo from founding member Greg Marek leading right into “Come Along” which is sang by keyboardist Matt Richards. “In The Sand” was up next which was written by Richards as well. It is a newer song of theirs and starts off but ends on a high note every time. Formula 5 finished off the second set with fan favorite “Hot Box” off their first album. The group did a special 2 song encore off what might be their some of their greatest tunes, “Breaking Glass” and finally ending with “Gettin’ Tough Again.”

Are you kicking yourself for not being able to make it out to Formula 5’s last show? You still have two more chances to see them this summer before they take a break! They will be playing Disc Jam Music Festival 2019 in Stephentown, NY or at Rock The Dock Music Festival 2019 in Lake George, NY


Set 1: Pedro-> Albatross Nu-Gen-> Birch Tree-> Sad Bed-> Nu-Gen
Set 2: Drums-> Come Along> In the Sand-> Trout1&2 Earthbound Tim-> Come Along Reprise Boohers Pass Hot Box
Encore: Breaking Glass Gettin’ Tough Again



Photos: Frankie Cavone

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