Dressy Bessy

Dressy Bessy

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Denver's fabulous Dressy Bessy is about power-pop chords, a thundering rhythm section and the stunning vocals of Tammy Ealom.

Biography

Denver's fabulous Dressy Bessy is about power-pop chords, a thundering rhythm section and the stunning vocals of Tammy Ealom. Her compelling and witty lyrics hug the infectious melodies with true MODness. Backed by guitarist John Hill, whose stunning work helped propel his other project Apples In Stereo to the forefront of the indie rock world, the thundering rhythm section of bassist Rob Greene and drummer Craig Gilbert, Dressy Bessy has become a favorite in the underground rock circles.

Produced by Britt Myers with Dressy Bessy and Transdreamer in NYC during the winter of 2004, Electrified reflects the band’s bombastic style of song writing, where everything is given a purpose, but played with the spontaneity of the their live shows. "We are influenced by some of the 60's bands our folks grew up with like The Kinks, Beatles, Monkees and so forth.... then add some hard rock like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin...then the groove of R&B like Sly & The Family Stone and The Jackson 5," says Dressy Bessy.

The lyrical cleverness has reached a highpoint for the band with sly lyrics that reflect the personal experiences of the band. “A lot of the songs are inspired by a sense of loss, either our drummer leaving or our previous record label going under, or just things that drive us to keep going,” says guitarist/singer Tammy Ealom. "I actually learned to play drums because our drummer left. I think these events have made me a stronger songwriter and more confident person."

Considering the band is rooted in the “live experience,” it is no coincidence that the impetus for the music is spontaneity and surprises. “We knew that we could take the power of the live performance and take our time and really just go for it on this record,” says Dressy Bessy.

Electrified is a more expansive and diverse effort, mixing their many influences such as rock, punk, groovy beats, and pop; but all of these elements crafted into songs with valleys and peaks, building and climaxing into cohesive songs. From the hip stylings of “Electrified,” to the indie pop of “Stop The Rain” to the epic grandness of “Try Try Again,” there is something for everyone on this record.

Electrified represents a gathering of souls and community sharing of their music. It is music that slaps you with hooks and stylish overtones. It compels you to listen by building structures and layers, and it then injects beautiful melodies that take the listener by surprise – A relentless music that refuses to stop.

The Live Experience…
When you experience Dressy Bessy in a live setting you notice that they are no ordinary band, nor are their fans ordinary. The atmosphere is party central and the music is relentless. This compelling live show has left them with one of the largest, most loyal and fanatical fan bases across the world. This band just refuses to compromise and continues to push the envelope towards blissful entertainment.

“We rock our hearts out! We try to inspire as much dancing as possible,” comments Ealom.

During their shows, while the lights are flashing and while the music is pounding, people are losing themselves and casting off any inhibitions they may have had before they came to the show. All this is standard fare for a band whose unscripted performances make for unpredictable and a euphoric experience. “We’ll rock the socks off anyone with an hour to spare. Both the band and the fans walk away sweaty and happy,” says Tammy. All told, a Dressy Bessy show is like a shower for your soul.

History...
Dressy Bessy is a major superstar in their hometown of Denver, where and recently a panel of 70 critics voted the band #1 in the Denver Post's 2004 “Top Underground Band in Colorado.”

"I decided to pick up the guitar in '96 when John Hill loaned me his four track while he was out touring with The Apples In Stereo, and soon I discovered I had a knack for writing songs and the rest is history," says Ealom.

In 1999, Dressy Bessy released Pink Heart, Yellow Moons, which was highly acclaimed and hailed as "virtually perfect and by far, the catchiest indie-pop record of 1999," by The Stranger. Continuing their run of indie-pop ecstacy, 2002's Sound Go Round, saw the band continue to develop its sound. In the spring of 2003, the band released a collection of rarities called Little Music. Later that year, their self-titled release, Dressy Bessy, expanded the band's base into bona fide indie rockstar status. Dressy Bessy has had numerous songs on soundtracks such as The Powerpuff Girls on the Cartoon Network and But I’m A Cheerleader.

“We live in a world where upbeat pop, groove, and rock & roll reign supreme. We are just determined to never let anything slow our momentum. We’re always pushing forward, what else is there to do...hopefully in the end, the world will be better place. But you can always find us, just follow the trail of smiles.” says Ealom.

On June 14, 2005, fans will be all smiles as Dressy Bessy re

Discography

Electrified
The latest full-length. Release Date June 14th, 2005 CD/LP
DRESSY BESSY
Self-titled. Released August, 2003. Bonus DVD included. CD/DVD.
LITTLE MUSIC
A collection of singles and rarities previously not available on CD. This includes DB's first single. Released April, 2003. CD.
SoundGORound
Second full-length. Released March, 2002. CD.
THE CALIFORNIA EP
Released November, 2000. CD.
PINKS HEARTS YELLOW MOONS
DB's first full-length. Released April, 1999.