Escaper is a progressive rock band based in New York City. Defined as “one who breaks free from confinement,” Escaper’s lush and complex music knows no bounds. The quartet builds intricate tracks using layer upon layer of harmonious soundscapes, transporting the listeners on an auditory journey. Their live performances are equally stunning, as they deliver dazzling improvisation alongside moving lyrics.
Escaper has come to be known for the synergy between Will Hanza (guitar, vocals) and Phil Kadet (keys). After a brief hiatus during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were quickly joined by drummer Sam Crespo and bassist Luke Bemand, and the four have been making music together ever since. Crespo and Bemand bring a wealth of experience to the band; Crespo tours with notable future jam act Space Bacon, while Bemand handles the low end for heavy groove trio lespecial.
The band has shared stages with the likes of Jon Fishman (Phish), Karl Denson, and JEDI (ft. Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits).