| ABOUT |
The best of classic guitar driven rock in one small package. Little Man
has been described as George Harrison meets David Bowie meets Jack
White with a familiar rock sound that is somehow all their own.
Perricelli began playing guitar at age 13 in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
His first band in high school was called The One Eyed Kurtz. They were
highly respected for their originals. Chris played many solo electric
shows at school and in town as well as with the band at talent shows. At
age 17, Chris found a paying job during his junior and senior year as
he joined a classic rock cover band as lead guitarist with guys almost
twice his age. The Curtis Haines Band played many night clubs on
Massachusetts north shore area earning Chris a high standing amongst
friends and live music goers. Chris becomes known as The Kid.
home, Chris moved to Chicago and attends college at DePaul University
with help of a music scholarship. He was a Sound Recording Tech. major
at the school of music. It is here that Perricelli forms Little Man. About a Painting becomes the self-released debut EP recorded by Phil Bonnet in 1998. After this release came Core of Discovery
in 2000. A full length album recorded by classmate Ed Tinley with Dave
Cottini on drums and Derek Brovold on bass. The following year Cottini
joined the Universal signed Ike Reilly Assassination and Chris joined
them as a guitar technician on their national tours. By 2002 Chris felt
the need for a big change.
He ended work with Ike, moved to the Twin Cities and formed a new
Little Man with Ken DeVoe on drums and Heath Henjum on bass. This new
trio produced Big Rock in 2004. A
self-released full length album recorded by Rich Mattson. The band now
begins to build a bigger reputation by playing more local shows and by
touring the mid-west.
In 2006 Ben Foote
joined on bass and Ryan Otte on drums adding more charismatic
performances to Little Mans shows while 2007 brought Little Man more
into the forefront of the Twin Cities music scene with "Soulful Automatic".
Perricelli worked with four different producers to realize this
colorful classic sounding rock album that the media placed high on their
best albums of the year lists. The City Pages did a cover story and
named Little Man Best Rock Band 2007.
Perricelli continued to make the band shine with the 2009 release Of Mind And Matter.
Pulling from his Kinks, Zeppelin, Bowie and T. Rex influences,
this album is lush with layered vocals and strings to create an
experience of fantasy and wonder. Produced by Ed Tinley (Ike Reilly, Liz
Phair) he helped Chris realize this project while recording
in an old hunting lodge just outside Chicago.
2011 brings Chris back to Chicago to record the "Orbital Amusement"
EP with long time producer Ed Tinley. An astral modern rock album with
help from z.vex effects with new sounds and a new direction. Drummer
Sean Gilchrist and bass player Brian Herb form the new sounds of Little
2014 has Little Man releasing the full length album called "Original Face".
While expanding on the ideas of the previous release yet keeping their
strong influences on their sleeve with the same member line-up, the new
album explores Self-realization and human emotion with zen-like
precision. The Little Man live rock show is not to be missed. Exuding
with passion and that rock star quality that really pulls you into a
performance, Perricelli keeps growing leaps and bounds.