ROCK - Alternative
The Peachtree is a Hip-Hop/Latin Rock band born in Aurora, IL during the late winter of 2008. Not trying to fulfill any particular genre but instead creating their own sound, The Peachtree has managed to reach a large number of fans that are just as eclectic as their own sound.
Jesus Diaz and Carlos Jacobo, the bands founders and vocalists, had an idea to combine the basic rhythms of traditional rock with their own Hip-Hop sound. This combination created a unique sound that doesnt fit any traditional genre, but has filled an area of long awaited need.
In early 2008, Jesus and Carlos reached out to local musicians Cristian Saenz and Chris Calderon to bring the live instrumentation to the Peachtree's unique approach. Later, original bassist Kevin Ozoa was added to complete the line up. The result of the 5 musicians' diverse musical influence would later help create the Peachtree's first EP as a band.
The premier album, Did You Hear What I Said, was released in May of 2010, its sound heavily influenced by Rage Against the Machine, Ozomatli, Goldfinger, Eric B and Rakim, Common, NOFX, Reel Big Fish, 311, Rancid, and De La Soul, among many others.
After the release of the "Did You Hear What I Said" Kevin left the band to pursue his career in the Air Force. Josh Byrd would later fill the gap that was created and bring once again a new range of musical background to help further continue the diverse influence that the Peachtree had come to be known for.
Currently the Peachtree has released their Second EP titled "El Segundo," Spanish for "The 2nd." The title reflects on where the Peachtree is in their career and hints at the influence that helped create it. The album was released in Febuary of 2014.
In the late summer of 2013 The Peachtree added Alex Nicole to replace Chris Calderon on guitar so he could focus time with his family. Alex comes trained musical background which has helped continue the evolution of The Peachtree a