The Core

Based in Santa rosa CA



The CORE is a Northern California band that performs innovative, exciting arrangements of classic rock, pop, soul and country songs. Comprised of five talented singer-musicians with many years of performing and recording experience, The CORE is Brett Palm (bass), Anthony Martinez (lead and backing vocals, keys, guitar), Phil Bunny (lead guitar and vocals), Jeffrey Nation (lead vocals), and Robert Pina (drums).

​The CORE is available to perform in all settings, from small intimate venues “unplugged” with or without microphones or amplification (“Acousti-Core”) to large concert halls using a full PA system, lighting system and drummer (“Electri-Core”). In any setting, The CORE’sdynamic sound brings out the essential elements of each song, highlighting the material itself though expert musicianship, exquisite repertoire selection, and beautiful vocal harmony. Repertoire ranges from easy listening favorites to rousing rock and roll and dance selections, ensuring something for everyone’s taste.

The CORE has entertained thousands of people throughout California and Nevada at venues such as The Peppermill Casino and Resort, River Rock Casino, The Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Cline Cellars, Balletto Vineyards, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Beltane Ranch, The “Graton Days” Festival, “Porchfest” Napa Valley, and countless private and corporate events. Book The CORE today and take your event to the next level of live musical entertainment. Don’t your guests deserve it?



Prices may vary depending on travel distance/location, date, special performance requirements or required expenses.
Standard Engagement fee
Price: $1,250.00
Number of Performers: 6
Duration: 5 hours
Extra Hourly Rate: $315.00
This package includes five musicians playing three 45-minute sets of music, full PA and lighting system, and sound engineer.