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 a unique blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop, ska and punk influences into a unique sound. Formed in 2014, the Edjacated Phools have been making noise on the east coast with their dynamic guitar playing, smooth basslines and booming vocals, complemented with melodic keyboards, intricate leads, intense drums and hip-hop icing to complete their powerful sound. In April 2016, the Edjacated Phools recorded and released their 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 Phools played their first show in January of 2015, and since then have had the privilege of playing alongside some amazing bands, including: The Expendables, Badfish, Big Something, Bumpin Uglies, RDGLDGRN, Passafire, Roots Of Creation, Higher Education, Pasadena, Stacked Like Pancakes, The Henchmen, Bencoolen, and Dale and the ZDubs. 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 band has had an exciting 2017 thus far, having been selected to open for The Expendables for the second time on March 14th at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, as well Badfish at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on May 5th. The band also played the Light City Festival in Baltimore on April 6th, and the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair on April 30th.
The band released its first full-length LP - Check The Vibes - in 2017.