From TV, Greenwich Village clubs, a top Billboard hit "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead", and coliseum tours with The Easybeats, The Buckinghams, and The Turtles in the late 60s, Stamford CT's own legacy garage rock band The Fifth Estate is back together to expand your mind once again.
Their shaking, vibrating, exploding blend of early original recordings and new retro rockers from their latest album "Take the Fifth" seasoned with nuggets from the Yardbirds and Stones puts on a show that satisfies the crowd's inner most cravings for the ultimate groovy musical high.
5E features original members front man Ricky Engler (lead vocals, jangle electric 12 string guitar, electric and acoustic 6 string guitar), Bobby Lee ( lead vocals, blues harp, guitar, harpsichord), and Doug "Duke" Ferrara ( bass guitar, vocals). Rounding out the group are Mike ( lead guitar, fuzz bass), Russ ( drums) , and Glen ( keyboards).
It would be a mistake to tag this group as just another tired nostalgia act with guys that can barely get the job done. The Fifth Estate sweeps the stage entertaining and involving the audience. They switch many different instruments, excite the crowd to clap and sing along, and have a knack for just the right amount of comedic banter. One of the highlights in their show is a video featuring their performance on the TV series Hullabaloo in 1965 with Michael Landon and Dionne Warwick. Then they recreate that moment live and nothing gets lost in the time tunnel!
The Fifth Estate has recorded over 100 original songs released on seven albums since the band started in 1964. They are the true, original, real deal icons carrying the torch of the great sounds of the sixties and forging new milestones with their latest releases. So come on, if I were you I would Take the Fifth.