A rowdy mountain funk rock band that blends a cacophony of genres to create a cataclysmic implosion of the eardrums. The sound has been described by fans as an eclectic blend of Jimi Hendrix, Rage Against the Machine, Bob Marley & Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rolling behind sneaky guitar, pounding bass and banging percussion, NEFARIOUS CHARACTERS will make you groove and make you move!
A furious foursome formed in Glass Hollow in Afton Virginia. James B Del Priore, guitarist & vocals, is an Afton native that has had musical interest since he had had memories. He brings influences from Steely Dan, Pearl Jam, Grateful Dead and BB King. Jimmy Spitler, also is an Afton native that also plays guitar and belts out vocals. He brings influences from Robert Johnson, Tony Lommi, Nirvana, Ravi Shankar and Doc Watson. The Bassist, James McLean, hails from nearby Waynesboro. He brings in his influences from Incubus, Mars Volta and Radiohead. They are kept to the beat of the drummer and West Virginia bred Clayton Witte. He brings it hard with influences such as The Doors, NoFX, Pennywise, Slayer and Rage Against the Machine as his influences.
The Nefarious Characters have joined with other bands including The Mantras, Marbin, The Deems, Galaxy Dynamite, Aarodynamics, Threesound, The Mellish and have played local venues to festivals. They have already played at several festivals this year such as, Camp Glow in June and Doah Fest in August, and a lot of events for the promotion of Pink Moon Festival. In the years to come they are aspiring to play a longer list of festivals and venues along with playing with other bands such as Lotus, Papadosio, Eoto, Umphreys McGee, Primus, and Phish.