The Hickups have brought 8-track player twang into a digital world since 2003, partnering popular New Haven singer Kriss Santala with The Bandidos, the eclectic roots rock trio bassist/singer Bob Elliott, guitarist James Montez, and drummer Tom Smith have gigged and recorded as since 1992. Their admiration for singer/guitarist/songwriter Chris Merk of The Sawbucks quickly transformed the The Hickups into a quintet. They released their first cd on Troutcat Records in 2007.
Benny Mikula - The Lone Gnome
Ben is a singer /songwriter in New Haven, CT. His influences include :Ben Harper, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Social Distortion, Pearl Jam, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jamiroquai, Stone Temple Pilots, Boston, Tres Mts., The London Souls, Ziggy Marley, Wu-Tang Clan, Thelonious Monk, Bob Dylan and The Band, The Police, Dion DiMucci, Paul McCartney, Derek Trucks, Nash & Young, David Gilmour, The Doors, The Allman Brothers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals and more.