Christened as "Brooklyn's finest disco orchestra" and named "the city's best live band" by the New York Post, Escort was formed in the early 2000s by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis and is fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle.
Escort's hometown gigs are known for incorporating as many as 17 musicians, although touring often necessitates a smaller line-up. A recent festival performance in Chicago found six principal band members more than capable of driving a large audience into fits of ecstasy. And while the group does evoke the glamour of Studio 54, this is not your parents' variety of disco. Instead, Escort channels the bohemian funk of Talking Heads, the runway new wave of Duran Duran and the dance punk of LCD Sound System.
In addition to the live experience, Escort has released a series of 12" singles (the preferred format for old school dance music), remixes for Everything But the Girl's Tracey Thorn, Antena, and Feist, an acclaimed debut album and the recent stand-alone single "Barbarians" (which, like so many of this summer's jams, references Nile Roger’s groundbreaking band Chic).
Escort will play the Friends of Nature Music and Art Festival in Key Biscayne, Florida on Nov. 10 and are setting up a fall co-headliner tour with Chicago post-punk soul outfit JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound.