Formed in 1994 in New Orleans, Louisiana and originally called Galactic Prophylactic. The band is currently: Stanton Moore (drums), Robert Mercurio (bass), Ben Ellman (saxophone/harmonica), Richard Vogel (keyboards), Jeff Raines (guitar).
It's shaping up to be a stellar year for celebrated New Orleans outfit Galactic. In 2010 the band released their groundbreaking new album Ya-Ka-May a visionary mix, intertwining New Orleans sounds from jazz to brass band to funk to bounce and far beyond. With this release, the five-man group comprised of drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, saxophonist/harmonica player Ben Ellman, keyboardist Richard Vogel, and guitarist Jeff Raines - reaffirms their status as the quintessential modern day New Orleans band and one of the funkiest outfits in the known universe.
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Galactic is a funk and jazz jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.