Brooklyn lads and ladies Dolly Trolly were formed in late 2008 when members Tara Lynne & Gerard Kouwenhoven left their solo projects to create a cohesive sound, reminiscent of early Starship, Jefferson Airplane meets Fleetwood Mac & the B52's. Gerard's emphasis on electric guitar styling and power vocals seemed an unusual yet luscious fit to Tara Lynne's poundin' acoustic rhythms and sultry lyrics. The two admitted "harmony junkies", along with Drummer Tami Johnson, pushed and pulled the boundaries of each other’s comfort zones by experimenting with a wide variety of musical genres. Their evolving styles range from a folky and country party vibe to aggressive and melodic guitar driven rock-n-roll. Bassist Samuel Trioli joined the group before their first show in the Lower East Side of New York City, where they were approached by Grammy award mixing engineer Andy Manganello, who offered to take the band's self recorded EP to the mixing bowl. The group can be found in the NYC area playing unusual shows such as in front of Macy's in downtown Brooklyn, or pushing their PA in a shopping cart down 5th Avenue in the NYC Pride Parade. Although always unpredictable, the group focuses on delivering a versatile show with high energy and tons of ear pounding excitement. Dolly Trolly sets out to support their premiere EP, "Tiny Love Pieces" in 2010.
Gerard Kouwenhoven- electric guitar, vocals
Tara Lynne Mallon- acoustic guitar, vocals, piano
Sam Trioli- Bass Guitar
Tami Johnson - Drums
Tiny Love Pieces
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Record Label: Dolly Trolly
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Dolly Trolly (clockwise from top left: Sam Trioli, bass, guitar and piano; Tara Lynne Mallon, rhythm...Dolly Trolly (clockwise from top left: Sam Trioli, bass, guitar and piano; Tara Lynne Mallon, rhythm guitar, keyboards, percussion and vocals; Tami Johnson, drums and vocals; and Gerard Kouwenhoven, lead guitar, bass and vocals) is a Brooklyn-based band with a self-described style--"Indie/Southern Rock/Pop"--that caught my eye. Having listened to their songs on their MySpace Page, I'm convinced of this group's potential. In some of their vocal harmonies and guitar work I hear echoes of the early Byrds, and their arrangements bring to mind Smiley Smile and later Beach Boys, so perhaps the "Southern rock" refers to Southern California (although when Tara Lynne dons the blonde wig and shades she bears some resemblance to Marshall Chapman).
They're now appealing for funds to complete their demo CD; counting, in these fraught economic times, on their fans to come through for them. Their appeal is stated in this video:
In order to raise the $2,799 (of which $820 has already been pledged) needed to complete the project, the band is asking for pledges (which will only be called upon if they reach the goal by 9:00 A.M. on November 9), for which they are offering rewards based on the amount of the pledge (the rewards are also presumably contingent on their meeting the $2,799 goal by the stipulated date). These are described in detail on this web page. A pledge of only $9 gets you a CD; $25 an autographed CD and a t-shirt. Above that, the reward selection becomes a veritable narcissists' candy store. A $50 pledge gets "props mobile", meaning the band will dedicate a song you choose to you at all their performances, and $150 will have you listed as an "executive producer" of their CD. Pledge $200 and they will write a song about the subject of your choice, list you in the song credits, and dedicate it to you at their three subsequent performances. For $300, you get the "YOUniCyCle" award, which means the group will write a song about you; and $500 gets you a starring role in their next music video.
Posted by Claude Scales at 11:23 PM
Sets range from 30-60 minutes of all original material
There are no upcoming dates at this time.