Creekside

Creekside

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A true mix of modern music, incorporating rock, reggae, electronica and jazz into extended jams. Creekside's delivery of unique shows each night has gained them a following throughout the South East which continues to grow exponentially. Quality all the way!

Biography

A quixotic sound with piercing solos and a smooth continuous flow as one song leads to the next, Creekside has used their full sound and experimental style to mesmerize crowds. Influenced by the psychedelic rock acts of Pink Floyd and Radiohead and by the jazz/funk sounds of The Meters and Stevie Wonder, Creekside has developed a unique and original sound, blending many styles of music.

The band originally sprouted in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, continually rocking the mountain crowds. In 2002 they made the move to Wilmington, North Carolina where they now reside.

BIOGRAPHIES :

Bill Balistreri: Guitar, Vocals
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Education: Wake Forest University, Degree in Biology
Influences: Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers, Phish, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane’s Addiction, Jimmy Herring, Pat Matheny

Will Chacon: Drums
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.A. in Music
Influences: Rush, The Police, Tony Mallard, 311, Dave Mathews Band, Art Blakey, Led Zeppelin, Stick Control, Dream Theater, Johnny Rabb, Billy Cobham

Mitch Kramer: Tenor and Alto Sax, Flute
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
Education: University of Virginia, Degree in Sociology
Influences: Charlie Parker, Karl Denson, Phish, Pink Floyd, Galactic

Colin Miller: Bass
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education: Berklee College of Music; Boston, MA; B.M. in Professional Music
Influences: Paul Simon, David Byrne, Tortoise, Peter Gabriel, Jamiroquai, Aston & Carlton Barrett, Rocco Prestia, James Jamerson, The Beatles, Phish, Monty Python, Rickey Henderson, Chewbacca

Benjamin Privott: Piano, Organ, Vocals
Hometown: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Education: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Degree in History
Influences: Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Pink Floyd

Discography

The Low Tide Sessions, Released Spring 2003

First Full Studio Album: Exit Clean (arriving summer 2005)

Live @ Kefi, 1/29/05: A Dragon Soundwork Production

Live @ Kefi, Halloween 2004: A Dragon Soundwork Production

Set List

Covers:

Jessica
Compared to What
Spanish Moon
Birdland
Frankenstein
Cissy Strut
I Am The Walrus
She Ain't No Betty
Play With Me
Have A Cigar
Time
Us And Them
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
Wooden Ships
Sledgehammer
Billy Jean
The Bends
Kid Charlemagne
So Lonely
Loving Cup
Star Wars Medley
Roseanna
Closer
Diamonds on The Soles of Her Shoes
First Tube

Originals:

Blue Minor
Hi Fi Mullify
Tabasco
Venezuelan Bubble Bath
Idea #3
Sturgeon
Animuls
Brain Muscle
Exit Clean
Pointers
In Motion
Lost Time
Wind Dummies
The Vault
Kiss The Earth
Leonard
Playground
Rise and Fall
Millestreri
Permagrin
Time Goes By