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Milford, Delaware, United States | SELF

Milford, Delaware, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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The band, Perception, started with singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Nickolson in 2008. Dave’s influences include Nirvana, The Doors, Alice in Chains, Bush, and Sublime to name a few. He has always written songs and been in a few bands but none that continued for long like Perception has. Drummer, Chipper Darling, joined in May of 2010. Chipper having been a veteran musician added his powerful rhythms and experience to Dave’s melodic songs. Chipper’s influences include Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead. Jim Carlisle, aka Dusty Reece, completed the band when he joined in 2011 and became Perception’s bassist. Jim’s love for funk took the songs to a whole new level, incorporating the influences of Kool & the Gang, Sly and the Family Stone, and James Brown.
We are an all original band. Our style of music is a mix of rock, grunge, and a touch of funky grooves with flowing real world lyrics. We have anthem-like songs to rock/hip hop type songs. This mix of styles is what keeps people listening because audiences don’t know what to expect next.