Chris Infusino (US)
#The Vim Dicta
Paiste Artist Since Apr 2008
18" Signature Precision Thin Crash
18" RUDE Crash/Ride
4" 2002 Accent Cymbal
20" 2002 Crash
24" 2002 Big Ride
5.5" 2002 Cup Chime
22" 2002 Crash
Chris Infusino is a professional drummer based in New York City, NY.
After cutting his teeth in Chicago working with the likes of Buddy Guy, John Kattke, The Blues Brothers Tribute, Chris moved to New York City in August 2010, and quickly got on the scene recording and performing with: Dr. John, James Maddock, Susan Justice, Freddie Stevenson, Jon Paris, Gene Cornish, Bernie Williams, Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), Jay Levine (Producer w/ Atlantic Records) Jeff Hill (Rufus Wainwright), Benny Harrison, Bobby Watson (Rufus), Wakey! Wakey! Jim Wolf, William Duvall, Michael Nappi, and many others.
Chris also endorses Gretsch Drums, Aquarian Drumheads, Regal Tip Drumsticks, Earthworks High Definition Microphones, Beato Bags, and Cympad Products.
-Bio by Laura Rogas
About THE VIM DICTA
There is a new sound coming out that not only embodies the pure energy of great Rock n’ Roll, but offers up soulful, sophisticated musicianship and great lyrical content. THE VIM DICTA, a young power trio conjure the kind of excitement felt in the late 1960’s when three man bands like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience were taking the music world by storm. So energetic and exciting is The Vim Dicta’s signature sound that modern myths decrying “Rock is Dead” crumble under their command so completely that fans describe feeling the true spirit of the genre come alive within them!
The Vim Dicta formed a little over two years ago from LA’s re-energized underground music scene and have worked hard to hone their sound and personnel. Original members Cori Elliott, 21, (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and Matt Tunney, 20, (lead guitar/backing vocals) make up the nucleus of the trio and have set the tone for the band’s remarkable sound. Soon to be LA-based Chicago native Chris “the Fuse” Infusino, 28, (drums and percussion) was recently brought aboard to match the musicianship and feel by providing a powerful, consistent and intensely inspiring foundation. Now they are three equal parts of positive virtuosic prog rock (think “The Dead Weather Zeppelin with a dash of Santana”); a psycho groovy rhythm section (a la Nick Mason / Noel Redding on a Latin jazz acid trip) and a sexy siren of a soulful blues vocalist combining the punk attitude of Alison Mosshart with the timeless emotion of Billie Holliday.
Already veterans of the road, The Vim Dicta have played over 120 live shows at a diverse collection venues in Southern California and New York City ranging from small “hipster” clubs to large well-known halls. They’ve put in time at music festivals such as SXSW; the Sunset Strip Music Festival; BuzzBand LA's recent Chinese Lunar New Year Festival; and have several hipster festival events coming up on both coasts.
They have received endorsements from many companies including Gibson and Epiphone guitars, Gretsh drums, Paiste cymbals, Blue microphones and TC-Helicon vocal fx. The band was recently voted #2 in The Deli Magazine’s list of “Best New LA Bands of 2012.” Recordings of the band have always been 100% live in the studio (no overdubs allowed); they released a critically acclaimed four-song EP (“Lucky Strike”) in 2012 and just released a new single ("Point Blank") via their nascent self-owned label, PsychoGroove.
Dan Nash/Just Great Management
Margo Drgos/The Musebox
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