Jake Dilley and the Color Pharmacy

Jake Dilley and the Color Pharmacy


If you were to thaw out Walt Disney's frozen head, pump it full of hallucinogens, then put a microphone in front of it, it might sound something like Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy.


In 2002, then college freshman Jake Dilley watched "The Wizard of Oz" while listening to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon". Three years, two successful college bands, and one Honors in Studio Art degree later, he has just completed "The Color Pharmacy," an original audio/visual recording which is meant to accompany the 1971 film, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". Jake Dilley's performance features him playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and piano while singing to original pre-recorded audio tracks and standing in front of three screens that showcase his self-produced video footage. He is also developing a new project to the 1957 French film, "The Red Balloon," which should become part of the performance in 2007. Lucky audiences will receive a sneak preview of this work in progress, while others might hear classic TV show theme songs. Part conceptual art performance piece, part rock opera, Jake's Dilley and the Color Pharmacy is anything but ordinary.



Jake Dilley - For Emergency Use Only EP
-Released Spring 2002
-Track 4 "As I Was" #4 in 88.7 KWDM Top Ten


Jake Dilley Band - Nothing Good Ever Lasts EP
-Released Fall 2004
-Track 7 "Not There" Track of the Day on
garageband.com 16 Feb 2005
Track 3 "Platypus" Reviewer's Pick Award on
Track 9 "How Did You Sleep" in rotation at XRT


Jake Dilley and the Color Pharmacy EP
-Released Summer 2006
-4 out of 5 Stars- The Daily Iowan Newspaper
-Stream the entire record at

Set List

Will do any/all of the following sets:

The Color Pharmacy Video Show: Running time 48 minutes.
1. Elysium
2. Screwtape
3. In Your Backyard / Relysium
4. The Holes of Moles and Rabbits
5. Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
6. We Dye Blue Shells
7. The Highest Hill
8. Um
9. The Nine O'Clock Blow Horn
10. It Makes Me Smaller
11. It's About Time
12. First There Is Nothing...

TV Show Theme Songs with video stills: Running time 40 minutes.
1. Family Matters
2. Reading Rainbow
3. Who's The Boss
4. The Brady Bunch
5. Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers
6. Saved By The Bell
7. Cheers
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
9. Salute Your Shorts
10. Step By Step
11. Garfield and Friends
12. America's Funniest Home Videos
13. Full House
14. Scooby-Doo
15. Dawson's Creek
16. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
17. Ducktales
18. Growing Pains
19. Muppet Babies
20. Sealab 2021
21. Family Guy
22. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
23. Fraggle Rock
24. Ghostbusters