Lateo is the genre defying brainchild of Brisbane based drummer/percussionist and composer Joe Marchisella, who has worked across all genre’s of music both nationally and internationally, playing live and recording with a who’s who of Australian and International music on all continents including James Morrison, Ben Folds (USA), Grace Knight, Dale Barlow, Joe Chindamo, Marialy Pacheco (Cuba), Ernie Watts (USA), Mike Nock, Paul Grabowsky, The Queensland Orchestra, The Queensland Pops Orchestra, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Jon English, Simon Gallaher, Sean Foran, Steve Newcomb, Isorhythmus, to name but a few, and brings this diversity to bear with this critically acclaimed new project: Lateo:
Lateo will take you on a musical journey not to be forgotten easily, playing cutting edge music delivered by accomplished, world class musicians in exciting, dynamic performances. Members of Lateo have also performed globally and nationally, as part of numerous festivals, including Jazzahead, Bremen, Germany 2014, Guangzhou International Music Festival, China 2013, Manila Jazz, Phillipines 2013, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival 2009, Queensland Music Festival 2004 – 2010, Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2012, Wangaratta Jazz Festival 2011, and many more…
“The large audience sat in stunned silence and had their senses thoroughly and benevolently overtaken by these sensitive musicians........The synergy between the musicians was amazing as they took us through a range of standards, originals and some lesser known jazz pieces which were all given the cool, sensitive, intense Lateo treatment. Just thinking about some of Joe's drumming still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up..... four musicians who are truly at the top of their game”.
— DH BJC February 2014.
Joe Marchisella drums and percussion
Cleon Barraclough piano
Toby Wren guitar
David Galea electric bass