Tracorum
Tracorum Tracorum is an original Rock'n'Soul/Rhythm'n'Blues band from San Francisco, California. Serving as a touring and studio vehicle for the music of songwriter/pianist Fletcher Nielsen, epic live shows and original music are at the heart of this soul quenching, eclectic bay area talent. Steeped in traditional roots music the band has continued to create a positively unique sound that is the vast umbrella known as Tracorum.

The band contains a collection of some of the San Francisco bay areas most talented and varied musicians: The individual sounds of South African legend Ian Herman (Paul Simon, Sting, Mickey Hart Band, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masekela,) on drums and champion Mark Calderon(Zigaboo Modeliste) on bass coupled with soulful songwriter/pianist/vocalist Fletcher Nielsen and the electric Derek Brooker on guitar make for a band who's sound is equally masterful both in the studio and live on stage.

The band has released two studio albums:
2006 – "Rock n Soul"
2011 – "The Lesson"

The Lesson has been well received and is in rotation on over 50 college and AAA radio stations across the country. The song "Break the Chains" was recognized as a 2011 IMA awards finalist.

Tracorum has shared the stage with great acts such as Robert Randolph Family Band, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville Dumpstafunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Umphreys McGee, Bill Kreutzmann's (Grateful Dead) 7 Walkers, Mickey Hart Band (Grateful Dead), Anders Osborne, Meters Experience, ALO and many others...

Song writing and consistent gut wrenching concerts separate this band from the masses. Tracorum has toured consistently inking over 400 shows from California to New Orleans to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tracorum dedicated efforts can been seen night after night in the contagious joy they exude while playing on stage and in the crowd's attentive response to the ever changing eclectic music the band creates.

Members:
Fletcher Nielsen - Vocals/Piano/Harmonica/Guitar
Derek Brooker - Guitar/Vocals
Mark Calderon - Bass/Vocals
Ian “Inx” Herman - Drums/Percussion