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HIDDEN CABINS is primarily a two-piece indie-folk group, comprised of Craig Cirinelli (microphone, hand percussion) and Brian Hofgesang (guitar, textures, addt'l microphone), writing melodic songs with a simplified vision yet a complex emotive flair. Far reaching exposure for the duo, has seen them journey outside of the USA on multiple trips to England, Canada, Spain and Scotland. After multiple releases, they’ve brought Rich Perry (drums) and Jason DelGuidice (bass guitar) on board to flesh out a full-band EP for 2018, plus add to sporadic live shows. Hidden Cabins currently claims dual residence in New Jersey & North Carolina.
Northern New Jersey's Hidden Cabins formed as a collaborative idea, trading home-demos in the Winter of 2012. A few songs quickly turned into enough material to fill an entire set prior to their first rehearsal in January 2013. The duo consists of Craig Cirinelli on vocals/hand percussion and Brian Hofgesang on guitar/ TEXTURES/ADDT'L VOCAL. Don't call them purely a folk act as they turn up the volume, gut and grit with a healthy dose of melody in their expandable music.
Hidden Cabins recorded their first set of songs at Portrait Recording Studios with John Ferrara in March of 2013 and began stamping their namesake onto stages near and far, soon after. A South East England tour took place during September 2013, as well as a trip to Canada one month later, coinciding with a split CD entitled Landwater with Edmonton duo, Brother Octopus through Oak Apple Records of Alberta.
Without hesitation, two additional songs were tracked at Nada Studio in New York State with John Naclerio and subsequently released on a split 10-inch record entitled Weathered with fellow NJ group, Eyeswan on Engineer/Koi Records of the UK. By Summer, Hidden Cabins hooked up with a promo team from Barcelona by the name of Desert Pearl Union and a second trip
to Europe took place, reaching both England and Spain this time around co-sponsored by Big Cheese Magazine (UK).
Back into the studio during the Fall of 2014, Hidden Cabins recorded a new compilation single of theIr song "Suffer The Surge" for New Jersey based Combover Records in which a video was also made.
In the Spring of 2015, Hidden Cabins took a partial week's travel down east coast, USA from New Jersey to North Carolina and brought along one of their UK tourmate, Sirens And Shelter.
To close out 2015, two Hidden Cabins vinyl EPs arrived, the first being a special flexi-disc 7-inch entitled We're Not Local, with two songs recorded at Casa De Ross in Milltown, NJ and released in October by the Friends+Neighbors label. Two months later, a split 10-inch entitled Boundaries was released, pairing fellow NJ songwriter Christina Alessi with the group. Issued by Combover Records with two new songs by each artist, all four tracks were recorded at Nada Recording Studio over a weekend.
Hidden Cabins embarked on a tour to the United Kingdom once again in the Spring of 2016, this time hitting Southeast & Central England as well as their debut dates in Scotland.
With consistent output and more touring ahead, Hidden Cabins continues to connect to listeners, laying their foundation at a steady pace while keeping their blue-collar spirit firmly intact.
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