Cabinet’s fresh sound is the product of a diverse group of musicians with unique influences and backgrounds. The band consists of six talented musicians – J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar, vocals), Todd Kopec (fiddle, vocals), Dylan Skursky (electric/upright bass, vocals) and Jami Novak (drums/percussion).
Coviello and his songwriting partner J.P. Biondo formed the nucleus of Cabinet just three years ago. The band has formed a dedicated fanbase in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA area, and is growing steadily across Pennsylvania and Ohio, with breakout gigs in Vermont and Pittsburgh.
Cabinet spent five months recording its self-titled debut album with Eric Ritter at Windmill Agency Studio in Mt. Cobb. J.P. Biondo believed that recording the album was a natural next step for the band. From the moment they walked into the studio, everybody was on fire, giving a fresh feel to the music. Biondo said the band wanted to “keep the feeling of (our) live sound” throughout the recording. Cabinet narrowed 15 songs down to the best 11, an accumulation of the band’s earliest beginnings to its most recent work.