The Hypothetical House Band
THE HYPOTHETICAL HOUSE BAND brought to you by Jon Herington and Dennis Espantman
Jon Herington (guitar, vocals) and Dennis Espantman (bass, vocals). Jon and Dennis sing and play
their signature originals as well as choice covers along with their custom-crafted Hypothetical
House Band, creating an exceptionally controlled and balanced sound. Expect big musicianship
in a small package.
JON HERINGTON is a longtime New York city based guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, and
bandleader. He has been the guitarist of choice with the iconic band Steely Dan for both
recording and touring since 1999. With the launch of “(quiet),” Jon now has six solo releases in
his discography. A previous release, “Time On My Hands,” was nominated for Vintage Guitar
Hall Of Fame Album of the Year. His guitar work with Steely Dan can be heard on their
recordings “Everything Must Go” and “Two Against Nature” (both the CD and the live DVD) and
on the Steely Dan VH1 Storytellers and “Making of Aja” DVD releases. Jon is also featured as
lead guitarist on the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue’s “Live at Lincoln Center” DVD.
Jon also tours regularly with unique song stylist Madeleine Peyroux and has previously toured
with Donald Fagen; Boz Scaggs; The Dukes of September (a supergroup featuring Donald Fagen,
Boz Scaggs, and Michael McDonald); Bette Midler; Phoebe Snow; and Bobby Caldwell.
DENNIS ESPANTMAN is a seasoned professional bass guitarist with a resume that spans many
years. He had his first brush with international stardom some time ago working for the Danish
superstar Kim Larsen and touring Europe as the opening act for the Rolling Stones. Returning to
the US, he continued to play bass and to write music. He has played with musical luminaries
such as Chuck Berry, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Al Cooper, Eddie Brigati, The Jon Herington
Band, Jimmy Vivino, and Paul Shaffer. Dennis can also currently be seen carrying the low end
with the band Eaglemania.