Down North consists of lead vocalist/dancer Anthony “Renegade” Briscoe, whose North Carolina breeding makes fans swoon and has no equal in the Pacific North West. Raise on Michael Jackson and Sam Cooke, Anthony combines a style and emotional impact reminiscent of Prince in his vocal expressions, proudly stealing the spotlight with his ballet-trained dancing.

Bassist Brandon Storms displays versatility, blending slap/pop bass lines with deep synth, and pitch bent solos that parallel guitar leads. Drummer Conrad Real glues together a foundation through the impeccable grove and powerful chops, his finesse, intensity and strength evocative of Chris Coleman or John Blackwell. Psychedelic-jazz guitarist Nick Quiller dominates the fretboard with limitless imagination, shredding into another dimension, exploring the landscape from high to low.

Down North will perform on the Shryock Auditorium Steps on the SIU Campus on Thursday, June 14.

*Image and bio courtesy of DownNorthBand.com

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