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hazmat modine


European Spring Tour 2014 (click for details)


European Summer Tour 2014 (click for details)


New England ! ! !

Wednesday, July 9th - 7:30PM - 9:30PM

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115



Cicada coverart with painting by Wade Schuman


13 tracks with a 24 page booklet 
with special guest appearances by
Natalie Merchant, Kronos Quartet
and Gangbé Brass Band 

on Jaro records in Europe,
Barbès records in the U.S. and Canada

For more videos go to the 

Video & Image Page

For past, present and future live shows
please see tours

~~~ NEWS~~~

The song "Bahamut" will be used on the Fox television show
"So You Think You Can Dance?"
Set to air Wednesday August 22nd at 8 PM EST(check your local listings)


CICADA reached number one on the World Music Charts summer 2011 in Europe and was voted number 2 for all of 2011 out of over 800 nominees and 150 finalists.

CICADA also received the Charles Cros Grand Prize  in France for 
Best Blues Record in 2011.  

HAZMAT MODINE has a song in the Oscar nominated movie 
by Wim Wenders.

Wade Schuman & Hazmat Modine did the sound track for the documentary 
now playing in the U.S.

Listen to the BBC Interview on "The World" 
about the Gangbe/Hazmat collaboration

Images from tours and Wade's cellphone travel diary.

Go to past gig highlights to see the countries visited.

One of New York’s most original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music. The band features the dueling harmonicas of front-man Wade Schuman and his sparring partner Bill Barrett, funky tuba powerhouse Joseph Daley, guitarists Michael Gomez and Pete Smith, trumpeter Pam Fleming and drummer Rich Huntley. HAZMAT holds down a smoldering groove behind Schuman’s raspy, bluesy voice and passionately energetic stage presence. (Schuman is one of the most dynamic performers on the New York scene). Their playful blend of genres also extends to their use of instrumentation, including the sheng (the ancient Chinese mouth organ), the unique and odd claviola, and sometimes the cimbalom (the Romanian hammered dulcimer). While they play mostly originals, their cover versions are choice and eclectic, including songs by Slim Gaillard, Jimmy Rogers, Jaybird Coleman, and Irving Berlin. Their live show frequently features guest artists from the creme de la creme of the New York music scene, including cult-favorite singer/accordionist Rachelle Garniez, Moonlighters steel guitarist extraordinaire Henry Bogdan and the great cimbalom player Alex Federiouk. With their sly musical wit, expert musicianship and completely unique sound, HAZMAT MODINE has built a wide and devoted following, drawing crowds to shows at venues as diverse as the Knitting Factory, Terra Blues, the Fez and Galapagos Art Space.” ~ Alan Young, Trifecta, NYC