2008-08-29 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Indaculture Brings Home The Trophy

By Bert Sanders

Indaculture during their award winning performance at the 2008 Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Indaculture during their award winning performance at the 2008 Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Local band Indaculture won "Best Musical Performance" in this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Together with the Rockaway Artists Alliance and Bryan's Auto, the band delivered their award winning performance on the back of a flatbed truck that was brilliantly converted into a mermaid-shaped float.

Guitarist Christopher James Rudolph caught wind of the award during his yearly sailing expedition. His email from an island in the Mediterranean read, "That's great news guys. I'll be back in three months." Jenna Baker, whose soulful vocals drew cheers from the crowd, said she wouldn't be able to do it without the support of her "Breezy Point Crew." I met with other members of the band at the club. It was hard to get a straight response from front man Danny Mulvanerty, who was clearly excited about the accomplishment. Matty "Bones" Allen (drummer), who was wielding the mermaid shaped trophy above his head, repeated a chorus of "We're #1" for over an hour. Nate Fedder, whose funky style of saxophone has pushed Indaculture in bold new directions, said, "It's not about winning; it's about rocking out every single time." Bassist Bobby Butler stated simply, "It's about time we did something out of Rockaway."

Indaculture is a local band from Rockaway that has been together for over seven years. They have worked with the RAA on many an occasion. They were publicly presented with the award by RAA President Geoff Rawling at Connolly's Tavern, where they played live last Saturday to resounding applause.

Band news and music are available on their myspace page at www.my space.com/indaculture.

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