Lys Guillorn & Her Band
Lys Guillorn is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Shelton, Connecticut. She is of the same musical school as Laura Veirs, and Kristin Hersh, with a little Emmylou Harris thrown in: dreamy, lyric-driven, melodically interesting, and undefinable. She calls her genre of music "Avant-Twang."
Live sound is solo on electric or acoustic guitar, focusing on lyrics and intricate guitar work, or with full band, adding a little more crunch. Band members: Lys Guillorn (vocals, guitar), Peter Riccio (drums, vocals), Eric Bloomquist (bass, vocals), Julie Beman (keyboards, vocals).
Guillorn has opened for artists including: Laura Cantrell, Amy Rigby, Scout Niblett, The Handsome Family, and Nora O'Connor.
Guillorn’s eponymous debut CD was released in 2003, receiving international radio airplay and notice in indie press. The CD was produced and engineered by Jeff Feuerzeig (best known as director of the films The Devil and Daniel Johnston and Author: The JT LeRoy Story). Feuerzeig enlisted guests Stanley Demeski (Luna, Feelies), Brenda Sauter (Feelies), Dean Wareham (Luna, Galaxie 500), Robert Quine (Voidoids, Lou Reed, Tom Waits) and Glenn Mercer (Feelies, Wake Ooloo).
In the spring of 2006, Guillorn released the Three Songs EP; a trio of intricately arranged, original home-recorded tracks, packaged in a hand-letterpress printed cover.
Guillorn's 2009 oddities collection Wayward Children pulls together her releases on compilations from various small indie labels, including originals, covers of Skip Spence, old English ballads, fragments, and other miscellany.
Winged Victory was Lys Guillorn's first full-length studio record in ten years. It was recorded at Dirt Floor Studio in Chester, Connecticut with her bandmates and some special guests and released in November of 2013 on Guillorn’s own Little Cowgirl Records.
Sunny Side Down was released in January of 2016, a 2-song single recorded with drummer Peter Riccio and bass player Eric Bloomquist at Bridgeport’s Gold Coast Recorders in the fall of 2015 and released in January 2016. This effort is described by Guillorn as “Nancy Sinatra on a grunge bender."
I'm a Boy EP is Lys Guillorn & Her Band's latest. It picks up where Sunny Side Down left off--garage rock with a live feel recorded at Cheshire's Bonehead Studios. This is the first recording documenting the four-piece as a band.
In addition to being a songwriter and performing musician, Guillorn is also a writer, and visual artist.
Audio Jane is a rock band from Hartford, Connecticut.
The band received rave reviews for it's 2016 EP "A Full Bird's Wing", with the Huffington Post affirming "Audio Jane is just damn good". The follow up, 2017's "Naive" was similarly well received and won CTNow's 2018 Best of Hartford Reader's Poll for Best Connecticut Album of the Year. They were also featured on NPR's "Where We Live".
Audio Jane has a 90's alt rock vibe with reverb -drenched vocals, dueling lead guitars, and a heavy rhythm section.
They are recording their second full length album to be released in the fall of 2018 and tour regularly throughout New England and New York.
Audio Jane is:
Sarah Pech- vocals, rhythm guitar and songs
Mike Goldberg - lead/rhythm guitar
Dave Ciciotte- lead/rhythm guitar and vocals
Jesse Perkins- bass
Mark Coté- drums