ABOUT STAN AND THE BAND
Stan P Band will bring you to a new world of musical voyage. They utilize rotating setlists, different guest artists and a wide variety of genres centered around a progressive improvisational rock core. The band prides itself on technical abilities and musical versatility; breaking boundaries with their unique sounds and compositions. SPB made its national festival debut at Summer Camp 2022 and has performed all over the Midwest.
Stan Pszeniczka leads the project as a drummer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is a co-founder, lead writer and vocalist for the original band The Dropper and has played in many different bands/tribute projects in his hometown of Chicago. Stan is also an accomplished Light Designer who has worked directly with many different nationally touring artists, Grammy Award winners, big festivals and shows across the country. Stan currently tours as the Light Designer for 8x Grammy Award winner/Hall of Fame Blues legend Buddy Guy and is also the Drum Tech for Buddy's Grammy Award winning writer, producer, drummer Tom Hambridge.
His band draws upon a wealth of different songs, genres and covers from Stan's eclectic catalog as well as always diving into material from the other musicians. From progressive rock compositions to funky dance numbers to bluegrass get downs, there's always something for everyone and you'll never know what to expect. The group will have you grooving, singing and exploring uncharted musical improvisations making each show its own distinct experience.
Stan has played on stage with members from:
The Motet, Magic Beans, Big Something, Mungion, Giving Tree Band, Joe Marcinek Band, Family Groove Company, Old Shoe, This Must Be The Band, Terrapin Flyer, Bill Grady, EGI, Spread, Woo Park, The Dropper, Phamous Mockingband, Zoofunkyou, Growler, Grateful String Band, The Heard, Zmick, Downers Groove, Fresh Hops, Stampy, Lake Shore Vibe, Lunar Ticks, Local Motive, Northwest Corner and more.
Stan has been hired to perform light design for:
Buddy Guy, The Revivalists, George Porter Jr and The Runnin' Pardners, Jon Cleary, Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Dumpstaphunk, Leftover Salmon, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Spafford, Hot Buttered Rum, The Accidentals, Kung Fu, Lil Smokies, Kick The Cat (ft Kris Myers of Umphrey's Mcgee), Henhouse Prowlers, The New Mastersounds, Golden Gate Wingmen (members of Dead and Co / Further / Dark Star Orchestra), Orgone, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, Sinkane, Forgotten Space, Jakubi, Mungion, Steady Flow, Joe Marcinek Band, Butcher Brown, Pink Talking Fish, Main Squeeze, CBDB, Lespecial, Evanoff, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Southern Avenue and many more.
Artist sit ins while Stan was running lights:
Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy), Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGee), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Stu Allen (Phil Lesh), Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus), Dan Lebowitz (ALO), (Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Ike Stubblefield (Motown), Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk), Noah Young (Naughty Professor), Joey Porter (The Motet), Walter "Wolfman" Washington (Lee Dorsey/Johnny Adams), Stanley Jordan, Rick King (Buddy Guy), Erik McFadden (P-Funk), Terence Higgins (Warren Haynes), Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters), Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Mike Carubba (Turkuaz) and others.
Festivals that Stan has worked for bands:
Lockn', Summer Camp, Peach, KABOO, Electric Forest, Hulaween, Gathering of the Vibes, Bear Creek, Phases of the Moon, Blottopia, Nippersink, Down on the Farm, Shoe Fest and more.
Stan also has done work in the television industry with the Paramount+ show "No Activity" which was co-produced by Funny or Die / Will Farrell and features big actors like Tim Meadows, Patrick Brammall, Joe Keery and many more. He worked directly with Tim on the recording process for the animated season 4 premiere.