Custard Pie is a Jacksonville-based jam band that plays psychedelic rock with elements of improv and experimentation.
Influenced largely by the more eclectic artists of the past, such as Frank Zappa & Col. Bruce Hampton, or more recent progressive jam bands like Umphrey's McGee or Phish, Custard Pie formed and started writing in the fall of 2014. The band's first official gig was on June 24th, 2015, as the opener for Tallahassee's Yamadeo, and they have been a mainstay on the Florida music scene, playing festivals, clubs, and theaters, while providing all night jams at almost every festival they appear at, usually playing until the sun comes up. Custard Pie has been fortunate enough to have played on stage with Bobby Lee Rodgers, Roosevelt Collier, Danny Hutchens (Bloodkin), Todd Smalley (Derek Trucks Band & Mofro) and Marcus Parsley (Mofro), while playing The Backwoods Fam Jam, Swamptown Getdown, The Great Outdoors Jam, Hulaween, Funktober Fest, Hometeam New Year’s Rally, Suwannee Rising and headlining The 4th & 5th Annual Creekfest Revival as well as The Ol Goodn Festival.
Often likened to bands such as Umphrey's McGee, Frank Zappa, and Pink Floyd, Custard Pie delivers infectious grooves, lush guitar tones, and catchy tunes that turn into sonic journeys as their trademark. Musicfestnews.com review of their set at The Great Outdoors Jam 2017: "We had seen them in the first festival appearance at Backwoods Fam Jam and enjoyed both of their sets, but this set was light years beyond what they were doing just five months back. Then, they were raw rock and blues. Now they were jazzy, spacey, with still plenty of rock to go around." And from Hometeam New Year’s Rally 2018: “This trio has made incredible strides since their very first festival experience 17 months ago, but this set truly established them. Their funky goes way deep, and they did fine covers of songs as diverse as “Cosmik Debris” (Zappa) and “Second Skin” (Widespread Panic). They always delight and played long into the night.
Rory Joseph - Guitars, Vocals, Loops & Samples Aaron Webb - Bass Guitar Brandon Howell - Drums, Vocals, & Percussion