The Inside Job
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The Inside Job


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"Best Funk Band 2008"

Nominated for best funk band in The Valley Advocate's Grand Band Slam 2008. - The Valley Advocate


first demo released on 6.26.08



Chris Piquette- Guitar/Vocals

When Chris Piquette entered Western Massachusetts's music scene at the age of 16, he immediately gained recognition as one of the areas
most prominent performers. The deeply expressive guitarist, singer, and songwriter developed a large following with his first band, the blues/rock
trio, Blue Illusion. While touring the Northeast, opportunities arose for Chris to share the stage with blues legends Lucky Peterson, Anthony Gomes, and Chris Duarte. Chris also had the distinct privilege of playing with world-renowned guitarist Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, as well as with regional artist Susan Angeletti on the island of Curacao. Chris has collaborated on several diverse projects including Crosstown Blues Band, The Chris Piquette Band, Trip Delight Fantastic, Liquid Floyd, Black Dog, Alternative Nation, as well as performing acoustically. Chris has crafted a unique sound derived from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Robben Ford, blending blues, jazz, rock, funk, and soul, which now defines the trio, The Inside Job.

Keith Laudieri- Drums

Keith has been an in demand drummer in many genres of music for the past 10 years. He is a founding and current member of Shokazoba (African Funk), The Inside Job (Pop, Rock, Funk), and his own Quartet (Jazz). Keith also currently performs and/or records with Somebody’s Closet (Folk), Justin Eck (Folk), Sharp Harp Jr. (Blues), and Andrew Diruzza (Jazz). Keith has studied with Joe Morello, Max Roach, and Mike Clark. He has recorded in Nashville, L.A., New York, and Boston, done scores for the Travel Channel, and has performed at over 150 venues and festivals.

Jackson Smith- Bass

Jackson is one of the Valley's most unique and refreshing bass players. He taught himself to play at age 18 and continues to redefine bass playing with his intricate, unpredictable sound. Inspired by Les Claypool, Flea, Stanley Clark and Jaco Pastorious as well as his father's musical lead, Jackson brings his unique intricate feel to art as well as music and sound engineering. Jackson has played everything from Latin influenced music to rock, in past bands such as Bathtub Mary, The Phil darosa Band, Michael Gregory, and now with The Inside Job. Jackson has played for audiences all over the northeast, and has even played for Bill and Hillary clinton. His mad scientist meets self studied bass player role is in it's current incarnation and collaborative effort: The Inside Job.