Live in New York City C Phineas is the new soul music. Never before have elements of the Roots, John Coltrane and James Brown come together to create this sound. The band is dedicated to performing and recording original live music. Blending rap, improv and old-school soul, C Phineas leads the future of soul music with an energy that could never be produced by machine.
Drummer, composer and founder Chris Smith, composes creative music tuned to ears of current pop culture. He didn\'t have to look far to find amazing musicians excited about his concepts. The musicians - Jonathon Celestin (vocals), DiMaggio (EmCee), Landon Knoblock (keyboard), Josh Paris (bass), Vito Chiavuzzo (bari sax), Chris Shade (alto sax) and Sam Ryder (tenor sax) - are a cast of characters that come with unique and sometimes flat out weird backgrounds. They say C Phineas the man, is an Irish, African, Dutch and Mexican descendant who loves football, Disney music, Xbox, jazz, and 20th century German Literature. He lives on a sheep farm in Holland and has a phobia of oranges.
Surely he’s at every C Phineas show.
The 2007 launch of their self-titled album created immediate buzz in NYC. Don\'t miss their live show, where energy and improv make each show a unique event.