With Northwest Indiana roots and a strong Chicago following, Lying Delilah has burst onto the music scene.Fronted by Jodi Rosenthal on keys with her sensual voice and complimented by Steve Pesich, bass, and Andrew Dumaresq, drums, Lying Delilah have begun to create a stir with solid live performances throughout Chicago, Wisconsin and Indiana.The band started with just Jodi, a self taught pianist, who began to dabble with song writing at the age of seventeen. After writing a few songs, Jodi realized music was where her heart was and invited long time friends and multi-instrumentalists Steve and Andrew to join her and form full time band, Lying Delilah. All agree that it was "instant magic" when they sat down and began feeding off each other's ideas, ultimately writing debut album, Polygraph (February 2005) and later releasing With No Gravity (October 2008).Both albums convey an unexplainable, adventurous sound. Jodi, no doubt, faces comparisons to female songstresses Fiona Apple and Tori Amos with her undeniable piano skills and heart melting vocals, but with the addition of Steve and Andrew and an eclectic combination of influences including Ben Folds, Etta James, Fiona Apple, Grace Potter, They Might Be Giants and Primus, the band has been able to defy such comparisons and combine various musical styles to create a sound unique and refreshing to today's music industry.Lying Delilah's songs transcend any set genre and the album has a style of singer-songwriter meets jazz and jam band, all topped off with a Broadway musical feel that makes the band's sound both different and distinct.Even more impressive than two solid albums are Lying Delilah's live performances that capture the audience with the first melodic piano phrases and Jodi's jaw dropping voice. When the rest of the band joins in creating an explosively smooth sound, it truly is instant magic. Performances are taken to the next level when songs are extended with complex instrumental sequences creating a progressive rock feel. This is where the band is strongest with dizzying piano melodies, prominent bass lines and a drum beat that completes the band's full sound. Such musical developments allow the band to satiate and appeal to the tastes of a wide, diverse audience.
Chicago native, Sugarman, has released his second album 'After The Blackout', a collection of well craftedsongs that reflects Noah Sugarman's heart and soul from his past and rumination. Sugarman'sdebut release on the Unison Music Label in 2009 'Art Of Starting A Fire' received rave reviews fromfans and music critics alike. A heavy touring schedule that began Feb. 23rd will take Noah and his bandthroughout North America with a European tour in the works to coincide with the Euro release.Says Sugarman about his new release, “This album is very different from the last. The first album was agreat learning experience for me. Great musicians, producing and engineers involved. I wrote the songs,recorded my parts and then really just stepped back, shut up and listened. With this new album, I wasable to apply things learned on the last. I produced this one myself. Played most of the instruments aswell. For the most part it was me and an engineer bunkered up in a small studio for 5 months. And webrought in Bill Halverson, known for his large catalog of work that includes Clapton, Hendrix, BadCompany, John Hiatt, and tons more, for the final mix. Working with Bill was a great learningexperience. He is one of those guys, you could just tell by his calm demeanor that not much shocks himthese days.”In support of his new CD release, Sugarman launched a video for the album's single “Ladders”. SaysNoah “Like the album, I have been highly involved in the making of the video. From rehearsing thedance all the way down to the construction of the elaborate set. Now, I very much look forward tostaying on the road. The road to me is a very important and special place. It's where I feel the most athome and where I feel I have the most independence. I feel like that's where I contribute the most tosociety. Out reaching people through music.”