About Defined Perception
With the release of their debut album “OPEN YOUR EYES” and an extensive and nomadic touring schedule, progressive jam quartet Defined Perception has become one of the most anticipated acts to hit the Midwest music scene. Over the course of the past four years, fans in hometown Carbondale, IL have been dancing the night away at crowded performances in local venues such as The Hangar 9. On the road, DP (Defined Perception) has been putting down the miles, performing at Wakarusa Music Festival, Effitfest, TOCO Music Festival, amongst others, and traveling all over Illinois and to other Midwestern states such as Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Arkansas. DP has shared bills with nationally known acts such as Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident, and Otiel and the Peacemakers, as well as awesome regional touring groups The Station, Cornmeal, Madahoochi, and 56 Hope Road. DP has also performed at eleven festivals at the largest music venue in Southern Illinois, The Shawnee Natural Amphitheater. During the summer of 2006 DP headlined a Cave event performing Pink Floyd’s entire album Animals before playing a full set of originals. In the fall of 2007 the guys did it again, playing an hour and a half of Floyd material before playing their own set. Both shows were set to a spectacular display of lasers and intelligent lights. Most recently, DP headlined Friday night (9-26-08, 10pm) drawing hundreds to The Cave. Before many of the Cave events DP was invited to play live acoustic sets in the studio of WDBX 91.1 FM to promote the festival. The quartet draws from a variety of genres such as rock, funk, newgrass, reggae, Latin, electronica, and jazz to create their fusion of music. Along with their extremely well written and complex original material, DP uses the diversity of its member’s individual styles to explode into a frenzy of improvisational grooves comprised of screaming guitar solos, raging organ, pianos and synths, block rockin’ beats and funk driven bass.