Harmonious Wail Strikes!

Smoldering vocals laced among the jazzy mandolin and guitar; an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals …how DOES one describe the sound of Harmonious Wail? The Wail has caught numerous listeners by total surprise during its more than 20-year history. Of all the venues and stages that these ‘NPR regulars’ have graced, it’s the PAC’s, festivals and showcase clubs that bring the most enthusiastic audience response!

MAMA awards include:

  • Best Jazz CD – Bohemian Tango 2014, Vegan Zombie’s Lament 2011
  • Best Jazz Song – Bohemian Tango
  • Best Jazz Performer
  • Best Ensemble Vocalists of the Year
  • Favorite Jazz Band – Isthmus Readers Poll
  • Best World Artist and Best World Song
  • Best Instrumentalist

Reviews

If This doesn’t set your toe to tapping and put a smile on your face, you should probably get medication.
No one does it any better…careful you won’t combust.
Phillip Wong, JazzReview.com
Popping-hot, double-roasted folk-jazz…
Roots World Magazine
They lithely bop… tight harmonizing… spicy… romantically old-fashioned…
SixMoons.com
One of the few outstanding bands…
TaipeTimes.com

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Bohemian Tango out now!

A wonderful blend of Americana-flavoured Gypsy Jazz - mandolin driven with possibly the best female singer - ever! This is the Wail's eighth recording and celebrates the entrance into the second quarter-life of the band. There is feeling of uplift thru-out the entire CD. HW is a Maggie; vocal-percussion / Sims; mandolin-guitar-ukulele / Jeffo; acoustic stand up and electric 5 string bass trio. Guest artists on this CD are Dave Adler; piano and melodica, Les Thimmig; saxophone, Kelby Kryshak; drums, Gonzalo Bergara and Mark Kreitzer; guitar.

The Band

Sims Delaney-Potthoff
Sims Delaney-PotthoffMandolin, Vocals
Maggie Delaney-Potthoff
Maggie Delaney-Potthoff Vocals, Percussion
Jeffo Weiss
Jeffo WeissBass