Percy Hill Via The Dejas
Percy Hill’s Aaron Katz formed The Dejas after meeting Callie Lipton at the University of New Hampshire in 2005. The group’s sound has evolved over the years, and on April 8 The Dejas will showcase its new five piece band at Salem, MA’s Gulu-Gulu Cafe. In addition to Katz and Lipton, the new lineup includes Cilla Bonnie (bass), Dennis Monagle (drums), and Chris Sink (keyboards). The five musicians’ new sound offers a mix of “trance, ambient, reggae, disco, dance grooves” that Katz promises will recall Color in Bloom/Afterall-era Percy Hill. Anastasia Rene—who sang on Percy Hill’s 2003 live album—will also sat in with The Dejas on April 8.