Hailing from Setauket, NY, the Point has created a buzz within the Long Island music community.
Since their first jam session in 2004, that buzz multiplied exponentially as their live performances
gave listeners new reason to leave the house on a Saturday night. First, there was an underground
residency at a local nightspot where the band often wrote new material in front of an eager audience.
Next, they balanced red-hot sets at festivals and benefit concerts, sharing the stage with the likes
of U-Melt, Reckoning (of which two of The Point are long-time members), Jen Durkin, and the Zen
Tricksters among many others. More recently, they’ve recorded a 4-song EP, while playing scintillating
full-night shows with an ever-expanding catalogue of new material, lightly laced with the well-timed
cover; the Point performs regularly in the greater New York Metropolitan area.
At the fore, the Point features the musical conversation between Kevin Griffin’s white-hot guitar
innovations and Mike Katzman’s steadfast, multi-textured keyboards. They lay contours of sound over
a foundation both thunderous and warmly melodic. At the core, Colin Kasprowicz’s melodic bass lines
perfectly accentuate the deep-pocketed groove of Jesse Smith, whose drumming is as expressive as it
is thunderous. Using their instrumental talents collectively, these four musicians push the envelope of
electronic chaos only to use their vocal talents to compliment the new music they create.
The Point brings an intense new sound to the realm of live music today. Best described as the
marriage of swirling soundscapes with a deeply rhythmic foundation, they produce a sound altogether
their own. Extended jams are likely to reach an epiphany with three-part harmonies soaring over the
band. More at the root, feel-good tunes are spiked with wicked time play and electronic manipulation.
Progressive songwriting and keen musicianship never outshadow the ones and twos: the listener
never forgets that they are hearing a live band on organic instruments. In sum, the Point creates an
unforgettable, unique live experience which leaves their crowds satisfied yet hungry for more electronic,
psychedelic, hip-hop groove.
the Point is:
Kevin Griffin: guitar/vocals
Colin Kasprowicz: bass/vocals
Mike Katzman: keyboards/vocals
Jesse Smith: drumkit