ABOUT THE BAND (Press Kit)
Having recently completed recording an album in Hollywood
with Oteil Burbridge (bass-Allman Brothers band, Tedeschii Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit and
The Aerolites' new touring lineup includes members of Death, Blues For Breakfast, and Lambsbread, as well as songsmith Jeremy Harple..
AEROLITES' BAND BIO
The Aerolites began as the mutual brainchild of lead guitarist Jeremy Harple and pianist Victor Veve in the spring of 2010 in the woods of Vermont. With sixty-two original songs in hand Harple and Veve flew out to Hollywood in January of 2011, where they collaborated with Oteil Burbridge (Bass Allman Bros, Derek Trucks Band), as well as world-famous drummer Kenny Aronoff. This fine group of musicians completed the Aerolites' self-titled first album and Harple and Veve flew back to Vermont to piece the rest of the band together.
Jeremy Harple - Guitar / Vocals / Harmonica
Jeremy Harple has been writing and performing his songs for nearly two decades. With a repertoire of over 300 original compositions, he continues to please and inspire listeners nationwide. Jeremy’s songs including folk rock, funk, bluegrass and reggae to name a few, making them readily accessible to all walks of life. A songsmith to the core, he forever strives to better his craft. Recently, both Jeremy and Victor, who have performed together for nearly 20 years, have had songs selected for two movie soundtracks; “Winter Wind” a Matt Herriger film, and “Beneath The Darkness”, a Dennis Quaid thriller-both in theaters this winter! Jeremy continues to perform at festivals and large venues as well as more intimate settings throughout Vermont and New England.
Victor Veve - Piano / Keys / Vocals
Victor Veve, songwriter and recording artist, was classically trained and graduated from Berklee School of Music in 2000.He has been in many notable bands including Lambsbread, River Factory, The Mason Jars, and Speakeasy . Victor has toured extensively for the past 10 years, and does not plan on stopping anytime soon. Behind the keys he is a master of funk/fusion as well as the sweet sounds that back the more gentle ballads The Aerolites’ perform. Recently, Victor and Jeremy’s song “Electric Cigarette” was put on the soundtrack to the soon-to-be Dennis Quaid horror classic “Beneath The Darkness”. Other musicians on the soundtrack include Warren Haynes, Bret Michaels, Allison Kraus, and Johnny Winter. Victor was born and raised in the Green Mountain State of Vermont.
Dannis Hackney - Drums / Vocals
The Aerolites’ drummer, Dannis Hackney, continues to push the envelope of original music, blending years of beat-making magic into new avenues of sound. Dannis ,of the famed punk pioneers Death, has also played drums and sang for the past 30 years, with the New England based Reggae band "Lambsbread" that he co-founded. Dannis, somehow as vital today as he was in the mid 70’s during the Death/United Sounds of Detroit years, is the backbone of The Aerolites’ new original sound. Dannis has made a name for himself as one of the tightest, drummers in New England as well as other national Reggae circles. Many in those same circles are now finding out that Dannis is also one of the tightest, Rock-n-Roll Drummers to come out of “the motor city”, Detroit.
Micah Sanguedolce - Guitar / Backup / Vocals
Micah Sanguedolce was born in Meredith, New Hampshire to a very musical family. He developed his love for music very early. He has played in various bands and projects since age twelve. For college, Micah attended St. Micahael's in Colchester, Vermont studying music and growing his appreciation for all styles of music. He loves to travel and share his music; he has performed around Italy, Nepal, and America. He meticulously has crafted his tone and continues to excel as a guitarists and vocalist.
Peter Bixby - Bass / Vocals
Groove oriented feel player with great listening skills. Song comes first attitude, with intuitive sense of the roll the bass plays to support and complement the other players in the context of the song. Peter is a singer and a songwriter and has always played and supported originally written music.
Studied the bass with Chris Rouse and currently with Oteil Burbridge. Bixby performed as a member of Augusta Brown and Named by Strangers.