The Vim Dicta formed a little over a year ago from LA's re-energized underground music scene and have worked hard to hone their sound and personnel. Original members Cori Elliott, 22, (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and Matt Tunney, 21, (lead guitar/backing vocals) make up the nucleus of the trio and have set the tone for the band's remarkable sound. NYC-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. They are three equal parts of positive virtuosic prog rock (think "The Dead Weather Zeppelin with a dash of Volta/Santana"); a psychedelic 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 emotive soul of Billie Holliday. WOW.
Already veterans of the road, The Vim Dicta have played over 160 live shows at a diverse collection venues primarily 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 are currently focusing on the San Francisco/Oakland area.
They have received endorsements from many companies including Gibson & Epiphone guitars, Gretsch 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." Recordings of the band have always been 100% live in the studio (no overdubs at all); they just released the five-song EP "Von Tango" on their self-owned/run imprint, Psychogroove Media, and a critically acclaimed four-song EP ("Lucky Strike") in 2012. via