Down North

Down North

Masterfully mixing underground rock and party-fueling soul, Down North lifts up audiences that have
been craving new soul sounds from the city that gave the world Wheedle’s Groove and Jimi Hendrix.
Down North features the bold and sensual talents of vocalist Anthony Briscoe, whose North Carolina-
bred approach to making fans swoon has no equal in the Pacific Northwest. Raised on Michael
Jackson and Sam Cooke, Anthony is as stylish and emotional as Prince in his vocal expressions.
Versatile bassist Brandon Storms writes much of the music, tapping into his love for everything from
Hendrix to James Jamerson in making tunes both infectious and substantial. Drum Off! award-winning
and crowd-amping Conrad Real and Arizona recruit Nick Quiller on guitar make the band an unusual
and extremely welcome addition to the regional music scene. In addition, the band occasionally
expands their lineup to integrate horns, percussionists, and backup vocalists to help deliver their
dazzling grooves.
Anthony and Brandon met via Craigslist, both having searched for collaborators who wanted to write
good time, high quality tunes. "I want to have a body of work... but it has to be high quality material,"
Brandon notes. Anthony agrees: "The people that play in this band are excellent at what they do and
we’re all here to play music for people who have been craving fresh, warm, loving soul in the midst of
a chilly indie scene."
Down North is poised for enduring success: they have been played on over 150 college radio stations,
"Danger" was featured on MTV's
The Real World, and they have thrilled audiences on both their home
turf and across the country, including the Seattle's Rock and Roll Marathon, Fremont Fair, Oktoberfest,
and the world-famous South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The Danger EP was recorded at
Orbit Audio, and is available for free on their website. The studio performances only scrape the
surface of what they have to offer: as legendary radio DJ Bob Rivers said, "if you get a chance to see them, do so."



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