“You look ridiculous.” - Michael Bloomberg
Picked as the Village Voice’s “Best Buskers dressed as Animals,” the Xylopholks have rapidly become a familiar sight and sound to many around the world. The Xylopholks have appeared on major stages, parking lots, subway platforms, and bodegas around the United States, India, Canada, Japan, and Brazil playing novelty ragtime repertoire of the American 1920’s, dressed in fuzzy animal costumes. The Xylopholks have been featured on the front pages of youtube.com and CNN.com, as well as WNCY’s Soundcheck, MTV.com’s Daily Detox, and NY Magazine’s fashion tips. In addition to performing, the Xylopholks have conducted classes at various schools and universities including The Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, Leigh Howard Stevens NJ Pre-College Marimba Seminar, UNESP in Sao Paulo, New Jersey City University, and Queens College-CUNY.