Jounce is an NYC-based band of psychedelic rock not unlike the Kings of Leon. With a haunting lead guitar and the unique vocal styling from all the members, Jounce blends funk, rock and go-go into a groovy blend
-The Deli Magazine
Jounce is not your normal touring ensemble. Made up of four childhood friends who have known each other since kindergarten, the musical connection between them reflects these deep roots.
Consisting of Dan Tamberelli on bass and vocals, Matt DeSteno on guitar and vocals, Brian Purwin on keyboards and vocals and Joe Ciarallo on drums and vocals, the band has been a mainstay at bars, clubs, music halls, colleges and festivals up and down the eastern United States for years, consistently building a loyal following and unforgettable live show.
When the members of Jounce graduated from college in spring of 2004, the band relocated to a somewhat secluded property bordered by the Holyoke State Forest in Amherst, MA. They traveled extensively, playing hundreds of shows and sharing bills with influences including the Benevento Russo Duo, The Flaming Lips, The Roots, Medeski, Martin and Wood and The Slip.
After several years, the band returned home and moved back to the New York area, where they eventually landed in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Jounce’s self-titled debut album was released on June 29th, 2006 to rave reviews. The opening song “You Tell Me” garnered 3rd place in Relix magazine’s Winter 2006 Jam Off Competition out of over 500 submissions and the band began playing increasingly larger rooms including New York’s Highline Ballroom and Blender Theater.
Currently at work on their sophomore effort to be released winter 2008, Jounce has lined up an impressive roster of guest artists, including Marco Benevento (Benevento Russo Duo, Trey Anastastio, Mike Gordon) and Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past, American Babies).