Corleone, a four-piece band based in Nashville, TN, has a unique sound that is impossible to ignore. Layering the beats and rhythms of dub, trance, rock and soul, Corleone creates a distinct yet deep sound that pulsates through the souls of their audiences around the southeast and beyond. Formed in the Spring of 2003, the band has shared the stage with many diverse acts such as Toubab Krewe, Shpongle, Big Gigantic, Telepath, Signal Path, Dubconscious, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers, RAQ, Jerry Joseph, and Brothers Past, just to name a few. A growing fan base has made them the hottest improvisational act in the southeast. Corleone has been tearing up the southeastern jam scene playing major venues as well as underground parties and festivals, melting the crowd's minds and setting their feet free.
The band fuses soul, funk, and heavy improvisation around a human drum machine, Ian Hill aka Lord Baltimore aka NIA, creating a vibe for the soulful, bluesy storytelling of lead guitarist, John Peters, whose incredible vocals have mesmerized listeners everywhere. Peters aka White Jeezy is smooth as butter with a soulful shredatastic funk technique that defines the bands sound. The backbone of Corleone is held down by James Fox, who plays a deep dubbed out bass that pulsates through the hearts of the crowd while crumbling foundations of venues across America. Ian Hill kills the kit with Martin VanTastic playing tripnotic movements of the band's colorful soundscapes on the keys. Corleone blends artistic skill, modern beats and rhythms, a passion for improvisation, and amazing vocals to create a unique and energetic melting pot of sound.
Corleone's music has been praised as a breath of fresh air. This live, improvisational band blends numerous musical styles, including electronic instruments, to create an original sound which is undeniably the hottest around. In an age when electronic machines have over-shadowed musical ability and creativity, Corleone provides a live, organic, psychedelic experience generated from heart, soul and passion. The band just finished recording their second full length album that is scheduled for a Spring 2011 release. Look for them in a city, festival or venue near you.