With No Gravity
With Northwest Indiana roots and a strong all ages following, Lying Delilah is a breath of fresh air to Chicago's guitarist dominated 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. 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 most recently 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 a solid first album 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.