Slightly Stoopid

Slightly Stoopid

Slightly Stoopid

The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle
McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble consisting
of drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel
“Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy
Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson
(Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross
(Dave Matthews Band).

The band’s prolific 2017 schedule has included international shows in South America,
Australia, England and the Netherlands, in addition to the 30+ national headlining dates
that encompassed the band’s annual outdoor amphitheater tour, titled “Sounds Of
Summer 2017,” ranking in Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours of Summer 2017. In
December 2017, the genre-mashing outfit will host its 4th annual Closer To The Sun
festival, a four day gathering of music in an intimate "all inclusive" setting for their
hardest core fans and favorite hand selected talent, taking place on the sand in Puerto
Morelos, Mexico, amidst the spiritual Mayan Peninsula. The Closer To The Sun festival
also represents Slightly Stoopid’s philanthropic side, as the event helps to raise funds for
the non-profit charity, Positive Legacy.

Additionally, Slightly Stoopid has generously supported the pediatric cancer
organizations Grind For Life and the Sheckler Foundation by teaming with the legendary
skateboarder Danny Way for a limited edition custom skate deck/CD fundraising project.
Also, the 2017 animated video for their recent single “One Bright Day” (featuring singer
Angela Hunte), included an “on-line auction” component utilizing limited edition handpainted
canvases used in the video. The effort helped to provide light to 4 villages
associated with the Global Brightlight Foundation, a charitable organization for
providing third world villages in need of solar power.

Recently Slightly Stoopid also churned out its second live webcast performance with
music legend Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) at his TRI Studios complex, a session that yielded
live versions of Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” and Prince’s “Purple Rain” (the latter
recorded at the respectful request of Weir on the morning that witnessed the legend’s
unanticipated passing).

An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly
Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an
energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of
positive party energy.” Look for new music from the band in 2018…

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