Custard Pie is a Valdosta-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 artists 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 Roosevelt Collier, Danny Hutchens (Bloodkin), Todd Smalley (Derek Trucks Band & Mofro) and Marcus Parsley (Mofro), as well as Uncle Dave Griffin, while playing The Backwoods Fam Jam, Swamptown Getdown, The Great Outdoors Jam, Hulaween and headlining The 5th Annual Creekfest Revival before finishing out 2017 at the Hometeam New Year's Rally at Maddox Ranch.
Custard Pie begins work on their debut full length album “Transcendence” in the Summer of 2018.
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."
Rory Joseph - Guitars, Vocals, Loops & Samples
Aaron Webb - Bass Guitar
Brandon Howell - Drums, Vocals, & Percussion