After several years of writing, recording and touring with bands from Florida, Jon Masters (Believe You Me, Woodale, Made for the Silver Screen) sought new opportunities and a change of scenery. Determined, he left the warm breezy palms of the Sunshine State for the vibrant unpredictable concrete jungle of New York City.
Upon Jon’s arrival he responded to an advertisement for a lead singer posted by New York native bassist Henry D' Allacco (Last Dying Word). After nailing the audition Jon discovered that additional band members were needed. Jon then convinced fellow musician/guitarist Dmitry Libman (Believe You Me, Winter Park, Hillside) to make the move to New York where they, for the past few years, continue to work day jobs while relentlessly writing and recording each night at their NYC loft studio. Other roster changes (Drummer Jason Juliette’s departure and the untimely loss of guitarist Joe Calvert) led Jon to contact Florida based drummer extraordinaire Johnny Coryn (Radio Reset) to drop everything and move to the Big Apple.
Originally known as “The Atlas”, “Lion in The Mane” brilliantly executed the debut of the band’s incredible wall of sound to a sizeable passionate audience at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 2010. Subsequent stellar performances at Arlene's Grocery-NYC, The Bitter End-NYC and the Hard Rock-Boston has expanded their fanbase in the Northeast. Word of the band is starting to spread to radio (WCYY-Portland, Maine and WBCR-Brooklyn, New York) as well as major and independent record labels. In addition, LITM had the privilege of playing 2 shows at CMJ 2011 Music Marathon NYC, followed by a January 2012 residency at Arlene's Grocery, SXSW, FMF, and LAUNCH which could potentially land the band a deal, and propel them to fame.
The harsh sincerity of the lyrics and vocals, spontaneous yet powerful guitar melodies, a solid, driving, and supportive bass along with the charismatic and flashy chops that roar from the drums put “Lion in The Mane” on the “short list” as they have established themselves as one of today’s most promising new bands. With that promise, the band hit NYC's PIE Studios with their producer William Wittman in May 2011 and released "The Way We're Wired" on August 6, 2011.
Prepare to experience the enormous roar of “Lion in The Mane”.
Jon Masters - Guitar and VOX
Dmitry Libman - Guitar
Henry D'Allacco - Bass
Johnny Coryn - Drums
EP: "The Way We're Wired"
Release Date: August 9, 2011
Produced by Bill Wittman
Recorded @Pie Studios NY
Mastering Engineer: Ryan Smith
Mastered @Sterling Sound NYC
Who You Need To Be Listening To:: Lion In The Mane
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Meet Lion In The Mane, your new favorite band. With heartfelt lyrics, amazing vocals, and driving rh...Meet Lion In The Mane, your new favorite band. With heartfelt lyrics, amazing vocals, and driving rhythms the band is bound to make it’s way to the top of the scene. Comprised of members of Florida based bands (Believe You Me,Made For The Silver Screen, Woodale) as well as New York City based band Last Dying Word the band has started off their career with a determined and steadfast state of mind. Many members of the promising band have dropped everything to start new in New York City leaving behind nearly everything in Florida. The sacrifices were not made in vain however, and the band has quickly created a sound that’s both dynamic and auspicious. Lion In The Mane have the capability to make music that has a wise pop sensibility; music that you find yourself tapping along to without the less than inspiring lyrics and cliches on tracks like “Parades In The Rain” and “Crashing Down”. Their most admirable quality happens to be their sense of vulnerability on slower songs like “The Way We’re Wired” that pull on the heart strings and prove that as far as substance goes the New York Natives have what it takes to make a name for themselves. Be sure to support Lion In The Mane and keep on eye on all they have in store over the coarse of the year.-Briana Boyd
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