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Front & Main is a Soul Rock band based out of the crossroads of the Ithaca, Syracuse, and Binghamton, NY, music scenes. Collaborators Michael Wu and Paul Shotwell have gathered a slew of A-list musicians from across the region to bring their original compositions to life. Their songs range in influence from across the rock spectrum; ballads and upbeat rockers taking inspiration from multiple artists from classic rock to modern rock - all overlaid with Shotwell’s smoky, soulful vocals. 

Paul Shotwell. Paul has worked around the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York as a solo singer-songwriter, sound engineer, and stage technician. His powerful and instantly recognizable voice has become the trademark of his performances. Influenced by an array of genres, from soul to R&B to rock, Paul brings deep stories to life through his lyrics and captures audiences with the vocal delivery equal to the greats of the region. 

Michael Wu. Michael is a musician & bassist residing in the Ithaca-Binghamton region of Central New York. He has accompanied artists in a wide variety of styles, from jazz to metal to hip-hop to singer-songwriter and beyond. Michael’s creative focus has always been on original music and he has supported many regional artists as a live and studio bassist. Michael performs with Ithaca, NY, based hip-hop group Gunpoets, and supports acts such as Randy McStine (solo artist, Porcupine Tree, McStine Minnemann) and Maddy Walsh (solo artist, Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots). 

Jacob Kurtz (bass) | Jeff Tripoli (drums) | Paul (vox) | Brian Tyneway (guitar) | Samuel B. Lupowitz (keys) | Wu (guitar, bvox) | Mary Tewksbury (guitar, bvox)