Xingolati – Groove Cruise of the Pacific Swell Continues With Addition of Banyan to Lineup

Band, Lead by Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Joins Event That Is Part Music Festival, Part Circus at Sea

LOS ANGELES, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 08/23/2005 — It was announced today that Banyan, lead by Stephen Perkins will join Xingolati (pronounced Zîng-gô-läh-ti) — the Groove Cruise of the Pacific this October. The three night cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada will depart on October 14, 2005 and feature dynamic bands and performance art aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ ship Paradise. In addition to Banyan, Xingolati includes The Flaming Lips, G Love and Special Sauce and Medeski Martin & Wood among others.

“Stephen Perkins is the kind of artist that can come onboard and blow this event out of the water,” said Neal Turley, co-founder of Who is Guy Grand, the company producing Xingolati. “His style is so explosive and raw. Banyan brings a sound that is hard and experimental but sophisticated and complex.”

Perkins, from the legendary groups Janes Addiction and Porno for Pyros, is the leader of Banyan, an alternative-rock supergroup featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page), Brian Jordan (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe), Willie Waldman (Snoop Dog, Tupac), and Norton Wisdom, a renowned artist that paints live with the band. Banyan has an anything-goes aesthetic that touches on elements of jazz, funk, rock, world music. For Perkins, playing in the moment is one of the things that led him to form Banyan.

“I am also excited about our music being inspired by the environment, we improvise the WHOLE show, being stimulated by our surroundings. So, there will be great unpredictable music flowing, as deep as the ocean and as fresh as the sea mist,” said Perkins.

Xingolati offers music lovers a unique opportunity to experience amazing bands in an intimate setting. With only 2000 spaces onboard the cruise promises to be a music festival like no other.

Xingolati will feature:

– The Flaming Lips
– G. Love and Special Sauce
– Medeski Martin & Wood
– Banyan, featuring Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction
– Slightly Stoopid
– Everyone Orchestra featuring Vince Herman, Rob Wasserman, Joe Craven,
Jamie Masefield and Jamie Janover conducted by Matt Butler
– Particle
– DJ Logic
– Tea Leaf Green
– R.E.D
– DJ Greyboy
– The Mutaytor
– Lorin (Bassnectar)
– DJ Laird
– Rob Cantrell from NBC’s Last Comic Standing
– Perpetual Groove
– Delta Nove
– Al Howard and the K23 Orchestra
– Motion Potion
– That 1 Guy
– Soul Rebels Brass Band
– Lowpro Lounge
– Olospo
– Chris Cutz
– Fresh One
– Hamsa Lila

Tickets for Xingolati can be purchased online at or by calling 1-415-256-TIXX. Early reservations are encouraged as several cabin categories are already sold out.

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