Philadelphia City Paper Oct. 13-20, 2005
(from the cover story on Slo-mo)
…splayed against a rubbery rhythm provided by drummer Mark Schreiber, bassist Steve Demarest and dumbek master Hoagy Wing, there's a textured hominess, an odd mix of mellow country gold and fired-up funk stuck somewhere between the Middle East and Middle Earth...
… Though Novelty was deliciously dirty, its live interpretation most fascinated Brenner. "Reinterpretation without emulating loops;" is how Brenner describes it, pointing out the live heft of Wing, Schreiber and Demerest. ... "Mike has this keen 'big picture,' choosing something for me to percuss on and something for me to percuss with, telling me what the song is about and his vision,' says Wing.' Then I do my thing." …
– Buzz Worthy by A. D. Amorosi
County Daily Times July
…Old State Tavern Music Award Winners. UPPER PROVIDENCE – Nineteen
awards were handed out at the…ceremony, held this spring, with acts winning …prizes
based on patrons votes. Hoagy Wing won categories of Best Drums and Best Percussion.
Philadelphia City Paper Sept. 7, 2000
… The 2nd Annual Philadelphia City Paper
Music Awards …And the Nominees Are:
BEST FOLK PERFORMER OR SINGER / SONGWRITER … Mia Johnson & Hoagy.
The Trend Midweek March 5, 2003
…Onstage, Delaware Valley’s favorite bearded
journeyman and minister of all-things-percussion, Hoagy Wing, has become a
staple of the live show. He retreats into the shadow of the piano, gently
tapping a conga or providing atmosphere with the most subtle of suggestive
– Julia Othmer-Getting Into Tune by Bob Hill
Origivation November, 2003
…Origivation is helping to foster
an idea that – until recently – was almost non-existent in Philadelphia…This
city oozes rock & roll…Amidst all the false pretenses, just to the
right of the big-top media circus, the camera zooms in on a bearded, full-bodied
gent drumming away in colonial garb. The guy beneath the knickers is percussionist
Hoagy Wing (Marah, Slo-Mo, Julia Othmer, etc.). As the funeral march lingers
on across Independence Mall, Hoagy’s mighty snare is leading the charge.
In all things –music, my friend. Hoagy Wing gets it.
– From The Cheap Seats by Bob Hill
Philadelphia City Paper Feb. 17, 2005
his new band is glamorous percussionist Hoagy Wing. The Story
of O features Steve Demarest and Adam Winokur and will back the lovely Julia Othmer at
Tin Angel Feb. 19…
– Ice Pack by A. D. Amorosi