Show Me Somthin
Corpus is a powerhouse, four-man hard rock band from the Midwestern United States. Corpus features Tucker Tonkel, vocals; Mike Haynes, guitar and vocals; Chris Schmoker, bass; and T.J. Snow, drums. For the past four years Corpus has been thriving in an area of the U.S. where cover-heavy bar bands are the norm. South Dakota has little to no support for local original music and Corpus has made a name for themselves by putting on a show that demands attention. With no way to avoid playing the four hour sets, at bars and clubs throughout the Midwest, the band made a decision to be different and put on a show featuring all their original songs as well as playing covers. Their debut album "Show Me Somthin" was released in 2005. Following several album reviews [that have never compared the band to other regional bands on their level, but rather major bands such as Seether, Chevelle, Godsmack and Three Days Grace] Corpus started getting air-play on local radio stations as well as satellite radio. After winning the RedWater battle-of-the-bands, and being featured in several magazines and newspapers, their popularity began to soar. The demand for Corpus to perform live is so high that clubs across the Midwest have [their] CD in jukeboxes and DJ's play Corpus songs, at the request of regulars, while the band is away. Corpus has been described as "top-notch, with aggressive music and powerful vocals." Front man Tonkel, has been quoted as having "a range and maturity in his voice, rarely heard out of vocalists on this level." "They have a showy set, with attitude and flashy lights galore," and with the addition of Snow, formerly with 'Sons of Poseidon' a national metal act, have sold thousands of dollars worth of CD's and merchandise at their shows and on the internet. Working on their sophomore album the band has taken a break after more than two years of touring. Corpus took the stage for the first time, after their short absence, during the Sturgis Rally, playing main-stage shows with bands such as: Powerman 5000, Crossfade, Saliva and Drowning Pool. With Snow's powerful drumming, the guitar driven melodies, and Tonkel's seductive vocals, Corpus has become an unstoppable force determined to pave the way for future Midwestern bands. Corpus, an unsigned band, is working very hard for their chance to take their show on a national level.