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Mike Dillon Band
Tiny Boxes & Friends
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Mike Dillon Band
Mike Dillon is one of the most dynamic and multifaceted percussionists in the country, best known for his unforgettable live performances, unorthodox percussion rig and distinct original sound. After emerging in late 1980's as the first to lead a rock/funk band as a vocalist and vibraphone player, contributing to its evolution by his use of effects, Dillon has become well-known for producing genre-bending music that transcends categorization. Over the last 27 years, his creative song-writing and the repertoire of artists he has worked with - - on tour, stage or in the studio - - reveal his eclectic musical inspiration and skillful versatility. Artists such as: Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco, Polyphonic Spree, Brave Combo, Sex Mob, Galactic, Secret Chief's 3, Karl Denson, Steven Bernstein, Charlie Hunter, James Singleton, George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidocavich and Bob Schneider. His individual projects include: Critter's Buggin', Garage A Trois, Billy Goat, Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle, Hairy Apes BMX, Malachy Papers, the Dead Kenny G's, who regularly open for Primus, and his latest, The Mike Dillon Band.
As a touring musician and prolific song-writer, Mike Dillon has continuously pushed his distinct sound in new and inventive directions. On stage, Dillon is a powerful force, with boundless energy that hails a punk rock/hardcore edge and the seamless ability to play multiple percussive instruments at once. For nearly three decades, fans have been draw to Dillon's organic style, creative musicianship and the way his music never fails to stir the crowd into a big dance party from start to finish. After taking a brief hiatus from solo projects, Dillon is back at the helm with his latest quartet, The Mike Dillon Band, which delivers a cache of his new songs, infuses fresh life into his classics, and features Mike Dillon(vibraphone, percussion, lead vocals), Adam Gertner(drums), Cliff Hines (guitar, bass and keyboards) and Carly Meyers (trombone, vocals), whose raw talent, enthusiasm and infectious dance moves have created quite a stir among music goers in the past year.
Tiny Boxes & Friends
For fans of Umphrey's McGee, Frank Zappa and Jimmy Hendrix.
Tiny Boxes was founded by Bon Lozaga, whose enduring commitment to fusion and prog-rock has won him a loyal global following. Soaring melodies, epic solos, and funk-infused rhythms have been central to his approach since his days in Gong during the band’s classic late- ’70s Expresso II period—playing alongside Allan Holdsworth—through to Gongzilla and now with Tiny Boxes.
The band is rounded out by a group of seasoned musicians who also compose for the group; Leo Kishore (Barefoot Manner, Funkuponya) on Bass, Kyle Poehling (Rebus, Modern Robot) on Drums, and singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Matt Williams (The Ocean, Zansa) on Violin, Guitar, and Mandolin.
Tiny Boxes blends progressive musicality with groove together in a solid rock band package.
Having the ability to navigate complex instrumental excursions with ease and tackle creatively crafted songs as well, Tiny Boxes is making waves on the music scene. Their live show is winning new fans and turning heads wherever they perform. Several noted shows have included members of Umphreys Mcgee, Mudvayne and moe. joining their musical foray.
The release of the their debut recording, “Tiny EP” in 2012, showcases the bands capacity to mix musical styles and transform them into memorable songs full of character with creative twists and turns.
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