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!
The furious threesome formed in Glass Hollow in Afton Virginia. James 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. 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, Lord Nelson, Galaxy Dynamite, Aarodynamics, Threesound, Electric Love Machine and have played local venues to festivals. 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.