Bringing the mass appeal of pop music, the charisma of jazz, the groove of funk, and the soul of gospel, Vertical Current is not your typical ensemble! Since the formation of the band in 2009, "VC" has been busy crafting fresh and exciting original music by harnessing the skill and experience of its members and tapping into the vibrant creative energy of the incredible musical community surrounding them, which has resulted in a unique and powerful sound.
Individually, the members of Vertical Current have traveled throughout the world, performing and/or recording with a variety of top billed artists, including Earth Wind & Fire, Roberta Flack, The Roots, Michael McDonald, J Cole, Guy, Tye Tribbett and an array of celebrated and award winning artists. As a band, VC has been honored to accompany/share the bill with incredible acts like the Robert Glasper Experiment, Eric Roberson, Jessica Reedy from BET's Sunday Best, and Cory Henry of Snarky Puppy to name a few. Not surprisingly, their interaction with such amazing artists and composers has further kindled Vertical Current's passion to create and perform at the highest level.
The band is excited to share their compositions and dynamic live performance with the world! Following up their eclectic 2011 debut EP "aRe" (produced by Philadelphia hit-maker Donald Robinson), VC's first full-length project "Bright Side of Midnight" (available July 29th!!) and a live studio DVD recording which is currently in the final stages of production, and due to be released this year. Vertical Current is poised to take flight, and invites you to join them on their journey!
"The concept is about not only outlasting the darkness, but also racing toward the light!"- Chris Stevens, Founder