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.