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Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland's Once & Future Band is Joel Robinow (keyboards, lead vocals), Raj Ojha (drums, recording engineer) and Eli Eckert (bass, vocals).
For over a decade, Joel, Raj and Eli had worked together (in various combinations) with several bands, including Drunk Horse and Howlin' Rain. Throughout those years, they spoke of forming an outlet into which they could combine their love of 60s and 70s psychedelic pop, jazz-rock, fusion and progressive rock, in addition to their myriad other musical fascinations.
In 2017, the band released their self-titled LP on John Dwyer's Castle Face records, garnering rave reviews from MOJO, Uncut, Modern Drummer and Shindig among other publications and landing a spot on The Wire and The Guardian's Best of 2017 list. They've made their way across the US and Canada as main support for Tool and Chris Robinson's "As The Crow Flies", toured the UK and have shared the stage with such diverse acts as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, White Denim, Mild High Club, King Tuff, Dungen, !!!, Battles, Foxygen, Red Fang and Metronomy. In 2017 they were also personally selected by Flying Lotus and Wire to play their curated festivals.
2020 comes the release of their 2nd full length LP, “Deleted Scenes”. The self-produced record comes out on April 10th, 2020 via Castle Face Records.
Photos by Luke Judd and Sarah Felker.

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