What genre is Galactic? It’s easier to list the musical genres Galactic doesn’t play. Yet, if someone puts a gun to our heads and forces us to pick just one then we’ll say Galactic is a New Orleans funk band (they’re from The Big Easy after all). A better description, especially if you’re attending a Galactic concert, is “jam band.” An even better description is “great.” At a Galactic concert you’re going to hear great live music performed by great musicians.
Who Sings For Galactic?
No one is going to fault you for procuring Galactic tickets, but you need to know something before you head off to the venue. This is assuming you’ve seen Galactic before. It’s highly probably you have seen Galactic before since they’re one of those bands fans see multiple times. If you haven’t seen Galactic before don’t worry about a thing and enjoy the show.
What longtime fans need to know is Galactic is not afraid to tweak their sound and they usually tweak their sound to accommodate their singer.
The band started out with vocalist Theryl DeClouet (he left in 2003 due to health reasons). Over the years (the band was founded in 1994) Galactic has tapped Corey Glover, from Living Colour, and Shreveport cutie Maggie Koerner. Who knows what talented singer(s) they’ll lean on in the future?
All of the aforementioned singers are fabulous. Yet, each brings a different vibe to the mix. With Glover up front, Galactic covered more rock songs. With raspy-voiced Koerner on board, the band covered James Brown and The Jackson 5.
Who Are The Members of Galactic?
Remember, in concert Galactic usually performs several instrumental numbers. So even if you don’t warm up to the singer you’ll still get to experience the virtuoso drum playing of Stanton Moore, the amazing horn section of saxophonist Ben Ellman and trombonist Corey Henry, the sensational strumming of guitarist Jeff Raines, the pounding bass of Robert Mercurio, and the keen keyboards of Richard Vogel.
We recommend you leave all your expectations at home when you attend a Galactic tour stop. Well, all expectations but one. You should expect to experience astounding live music.