Rounded out by Seth’s sister Abbey Magill (step dance), Max Hartman (drums, also lead singer for Mur), Johnny Sequenzia (mandolin/ harmonica), and guest artist Becki Howard (violin, also of Sarah Jaffe, Bethan, The Crash That Took Me) they’ve been compared to indie bands with a classical/ folk twist like Beirut, The Dresden Dolls, The National, and Tilly And The Wall.
Their music has been described as:
“Classically informed yet pop in translation” [Audra Schroeder, Dallas Observer];
“Their wall of sound will envelop you with lush color and swirling fragrance with a beat that will enlist you in its bouncing anthem stomp.” [David Novinski, Theater Jones]
“This is anthemic music at its best. You will sing. You will dance. You will have a better day after listening to Home By Hovercraft.” [John Cope, The Majestic Show]
Their debut LP, Are We Chameleons?, craftily engineered by Paul Williams and mastered by James Driscoll, features original songs for On The Eve, a new rock musical earning rave reviews for its recent world premiere.
Their live shows wow fans with “music that lends itself to thematic adventure, nap sacked with philosophy.” [Jamie Laughlin, Dallas Observer]
The band’s live performances in the musical received critical acclaim and their performances at the Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase, AT&T Perfoming Arts Center Patio Sessions and Art Conspiracy Seed Event have turned heads. Home By Hovercraft has shared stages with Marcy Playground, Air Review, Suzzana Schoefel, Dan Dyer, Gaelic Storm, The Killdares, The O’s, Daniel Hart, Gallery Cat, John Singer Sergeant and others.
[Above Left: Photography by Can Turkyilmaz]