Allentown, PA - Est. 2012
Banchi works hard to put on the best show possible, at any venue they play. Throughout the year, the band puts together their own artist showcases with other local bands of the Lehigh Valley, PA area at their own 500 person (maximum capacity) venue. Coming from the background of not only performing and creating music, the band prides themselves with their understanding of what it takes to put together an entire show. Accompanied by a dedicated crew of audio technicians, light technicians, and stage hands, the band continues to successfully coordinate their own events throughout the year. Drummer Chad Brown has worked extensively in the entertainment industry working with local event company, Omnivent, founded by Doug Mackie, the guitarist in a popular cover band known as UUU. Frontman and guitarist Aiden Bloomfield spent his years in high school on stage in theater programs, as a drummer in concert and jazz band, a Tenor 1 in District, Region, and State Choirs, and a hired percussionist in pit orchestras for local high schools. Out of high school he spent time at The Sherman Theater working as a stage hand and sound technician, learning the work it takes behind the performance. Bassist Korey Lantaff, having studied Audio Engineering at Kutztown University, has an extensive reel of recorded artists through a video series he brought back to life at Kutztown called KUTV's Mic Check. Korey works for the university running sound and working as a stage hand for many school programs. He has worked on larger productions such as Trans Siberian Orchestra at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. Guitarist Steven Clerico has worked with a number of bands and musicians working as session musician being hired as a guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Pianist Charles Feenstra, studying music composition and performance at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA has spent the majority of his life dedicated to perfecting his craft. Focused on viola and piano, Charles has studied all genres working hard to bring a compositional approach to the band.
Banchi's take on rock and roll brings back the comforting feeling everyone knows and loves of classic rock and grunge while bringing their own spin on it. Steven Clerico's eclectic guitar work is unlike most. Combining lead licks with rhythm guitar, adds a new style of work that makes Banchi's sound unique. Korey Lantaff experiments beautifully on bass, as he creates a very solid foundation of rhythm for each song, while also integrating extremely melodic bass riffs. Aiden Bloomfield uses his 4 octave range and powerful rock vocals to paint his lyrical melodies overtop of these instruments, while filling in the improvisational instrumentals and occasional songs with extra lead and rhythm guitar. From studying at Berklee School of Music to joining Banchi, pianist and composer, Charles Feenstra, brings the sound of the band to another level with his musical prestige. Chad Brown keeps a hold of the band, as he performs a tight, in the pocket, style of drumming, while also being able to experiment during moments of improvisation that the band likes to allow themselves during live performances. A touch of classic rock, a touch of funk, a touch of grunge, and a touch of jamming, you get Banchi. They are a whole lot of heart and soul, and a whole lot of Rock and Roll.
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