The Edjacated Phools are a 6-piece fusion band based in Baltimore, MD. Comprised of Devin Barone (drums), Tyler Garrison (bass), Nick Hatzis, (vocals) Kyle Sappington (vocals), Logan Sappington (guitar, vocals), and Ben Yancheski (keys), they combine an energetic blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop, ska and punk influences into a unique sound.
The band played its first show in January of 2015, and since then have had the privilege of playing alongside some amazing bands and artists, including: The Expendables, The Green, Coolio, Badfish, Cappadonna (of Wu-Tang Clan), Big Something, Bumpin Uglies, RDGLDGRN, Tropidelic, People’s Blues of Richmond, Roots Of Creation, and Passafire.
In April 2016, Edjacated Phools recorded and released their self-titled debut EP under legendary reggae producer Jim Fox (Inner Circle, Rebelution, SOJA, The Wailers, Don Carlos) at Lion and Fox Studios in College Park, MD.
The band had the honor of playing at the 35th Annual Artscape Festival in Baltimore, MD in July 2016, and also organized and curated the very first Hightopps Backstage Bash music festival in Baltimore County in September 2016. The festival is entering its third year in 2018, and will feature headliners The Movement, RDGLDGRN, Sun-Dried Vibes, Electric Love Machine, and many other acts on September 8th.
Edjacated Phools signed with Raised Fist Records in August of 2017 and released their debut album, Check The Vibes, on September 1st, 2017.
The Phools have continued building their presence in 2018, having played their first show at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC on February 16th, and their second supporting slot for Badfish at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on April 20th. The band also opened for Coolio at Baltimore Soundstage on May 2nd, and is very excited to support the legendary Wyclef Jean at Power Plant Live on August 17th.