Lloyd Dobler Effect

Lloyd Dobler Effect

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We write music from our hearts and we cover songs that people love to party to. We give it all in our live show.

Biography

Lloyd Dobler Effect have been full time touring musicians for almost a decade, having performed thousands of gigs in over forty states and thirteen countries. The band has an impressive list of accomplishments: winners of the 99.1 WHFS Big Break Contest that pitted LDE against hundreds of area rock bands and led to several main stage appearances at the Washington DC HFStival; headlining multiple international Armed Forces Entertainment tours; being voted one of the top ten best bands on the east coast in a Washington Post reader’s poll; independently selling over 20,000 CDS, etc. LDE has amassed a solid and growing fan base and they enjoy getting to know their fans.

The name for the group comes from the main character in the 1989 movie “Say Anything” starring John Cusack, a movie best known for a scene in which Lloyd Dobler held a large boombox over his head outside of his girlfriend’s window and blasted “In Your Eyes” in an effort to describe his feelings for her. This image soon became an iconic symbol of romance by an entire generation. The band admired the quirkiness and compassion in the Lloyd Dobler character and strives for that same feeling to come across in their music.

Based in Silver Spring, MD., a suburb just outside of Washington, D.C., LDE has gained a stellar reputation on the national college circuit and worldwide music scene as the next great band to watch. They have performed on the same bill with such notable artists as Santata, Steve Winwood, The Fray, Jane’s Addiction, Eminem, The Strokes, The Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, The Roots, Jack Johnson, Better Than Ezra and 3rd Eye Blind, among others.

LDE’s multi-layered and upbeat music showcases their universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences.

Lyrics

MEET ME IN LONDON

Written By: Phil Kominski

This is misery.
I slip into the basement for a drink.
Another wasted night and blurry sighted
It's breaking me in again.

All this jealousy grows in me
But I can't let it out.
All these words I speak mean everything
But you won't let me in.

Meet Me…Meet Me In…Meet me in London for a drink.
Shelter breaks away. Save your worries for next week.
I know you're spinning out of control and I'm falling out of site.
Meet me…Meet Me In…Meet me inside and be complete.

Nine days I've been losing sleep.
I'm puzzled over you.
I changed my attitude as
I shuffle through your changing moods.

You’ve been suffering and
smothering your feelings deep inside.
If I could change your mind
I swear I would make you feel alive.

Meet Me…Meet Me In…Meet me in London for a drink.
Shelter breaks away. Save your worries for next week.
I know you're spinning out of control and I'm falling out of site.
Meet me…Meet Me In…Meet me inside and be complete.

You never let yourself go and
You won't let anybody know why
You're always someone else
And tonight you’re all alone like me.

There are only words…There are only words between us.
But we don't talk at all any more. We don’t talk about it.
If you're alone as much as I'm feeling alone,
Meet me where we started and where we started we’ll leave this all behind.

Meet Me…Meet Me In…Meet me in London for a drink.
Shelter breaks away. Save your worries for next week.
I know you're spinning out of control and I'm falling out of site.
Meet me…Meet Me In…Meet me inside and be complete.

RADIO

Written By: Phil Kominski

My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio

I wake up in the morning with static in my head.
My radio tunes me. My radio.
I think about the places and cities that I see.
My radio tuning…
My radio.

My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio

These days I'm always on the road.
I’m always in between.
My radio tuning. My radio.
And I guess each town's got history
that I don't care to see, when my radio’s on.
My radio.

My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio…My Radio
My Radio

All the time that passes by is never good enough for me
And all the stars up in the sky, are cold and out of reach
My small town life is miles behind, in my memory…
With all my longing and uncertainty

There might be a thousand languages, a thousand ways to say that
I never should have left you all alone.
And though I'm stuck in this hotel at least I know you're listening
You're never far away from me on my radio.

My Radio.
My Radio.

RELEASE ME

Written By: Phil Kominski

No Stars shine above this highway.
No moon lighting up this road.
This place is an empty hole, this I know.
The clock ticks on the dash beside me.
A blue light flashes on my phone.
A mute reminder that I am not alone…

But just one more victim that slipped between the lines
Of innocence and lies and finally opening his eyes

Release me. Cause I am letting go.
And falling faster than I have before
Another reason brings another reaction
Another night on the road again
I need to let go

No sunrise in this desert
Just overcast in clouds
Just rain on the way to somewhere south

I’ve tried hard not to think about her
I’ve tried hard to forget her face
But in the morning I’m heading back her way

Just one more victim that slipped between the lines
Of innocence and lies and finally opening his eyes

Release me. Cause I am letting go.
And falling faster than I have before
Another reason brings another reaction
Another night I’m alone again
I need to let go

Maybe I’ll bottle it up until it all explodes
Maybe I’ll throw her away then realize I should have held her close
Cause maybe everything she touches turns to gold.

Just let it go.
Let it go
Let it go! Oh oh.
Let it go…..oh oh.
Release me release me
Let it go oh oh
Release me release me
Let it go oh oh

MIGHT BE LOVE

Written By: Phil Kominski

I write a letter and I check my lines
Before I mail it to her home.
I write a letter and I take my time
‘cause I can’t call her up on the telephone. No.

I write a letter…my best penmanship
So she can understand my mind
I write a letter for companionship
Should I ask her what her sign is?

This might be more that a crush
This might be love
This might be more than enough
This might be love

I see the postman coming down my street
For once the little man’s on time
I dot my “I’s” and I cross my “T’s” and
I envelope my heart inside.

I wrote a letter and I wait to see
My little walls are closing in.
I wrote a letter and it’s plain to see that
Reality is checking in now.

This might be more that a crush
This might be love
I feel my fingers shaking, I feel my stomach aching.
This might be love
This might be more than enough
This might be love
She’s in my head and she’s flippin’ me ‘round inside
This might be love

Yesterday I had it all (this might be)
Not today…no, not at all. (this might be)

This might be more that a crush
This might be love
This might be more than enough
This might be love

Woah…all the time I spent…waiting here…wasting lines on the page.
All the time I spent…I wasted here….wasting lines…

Empty Reach

Written By: Phil Kominski

Heavy…heavy load don’t burden me.
I Know…I see the road fork in front of me.
And there’s a steamboat pulling out of the docks…
There’s an easy way out for sure
Heavy…heavy winds high up ahead

My hands are empty and reaching out for you.
I need to hear your voice. Tell me what to do.

Heavy…heavy mind don’t worry me.
If lately…you’ve been thinking uneasy things.
In my heart, she’s the reason that my running stopped
So how can I start again?
Heavy…heavy rainfall up ahead

My hands are empty and reaching out for you.
I need to hear your voice. Tell me what to do.

Cause sometimes it feels like I’m holding on to faith alone
And sometimes it feels like I’m holding on and on to something that
Won’t last forever.
No, no and this can’t last forever.

Heavy…heavy load don’t burden me.
I hope…I hope I’m ready for what she needs.
Through all I’ve done…she’s been my rock.
She’s never let me down before.
Heavy…Heavy Heart show me what’s right.

My hands are empty and reaching out for you.
I need to hear your voice. Tell me what to do.
I’ve been through all the hell…I’m holding out for you.
My hands are empty now…tell me what to do.

My hands are empty now….Tell me what to do.
My hands are empty now….Tell me what to do.

Discography

LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT - EXPERIENCE UNPLUGGED : 5 Members of LDE along with guest vocalist, pianist and tenor Saxophone Player. Track Listing:

1. Eighth Angel
2. Spare Change
3. Meet Me In London
4. Rewind
5. Radio
6. Love Is Strange
7. I Know You
8. No Voy A LLorar
9. Virginia Home
10. Cool As December
11. This Is The Sea
12. The Letter
13. Why Won't You
14. Little Boxes
15. Sloop John B
16. Even Wildflowers Grow
17. Fingertips
18. Victim
19. 200 More Miles
20. Graceland
21. Birmingham
22. Looking Out My Backdoor
23. I Have The Touch

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* ELIZABETH, PHIL & CHRIS - SEASONS : Acoustic Trio Side Project CD. Track Listing:

1. Even Wildflowers Grow
2. Feed The World
3. Elevator Love Letter
4. The Festivus Song
5. World Spins Madly On
6. San Diego
7. Je 'Taime
8. Spain
9. Love and War
10. The Roseville Fair
11. Someone To Love
12. Jingle Bells
13. In Your Eyes
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LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT : CANDLES. First Studio CD. Track Listing:

1. Have Faith
2. Meet Me In London
3. Radio
4. Spain
5. Release Me
6. Sold Out
7. Might Be Love
8. The Past
9. Fingertips
10. Stranger
11. Empty Reach
12. Going Back To the End
13. Harvard
14. Our Countries
15. I Have The Touch
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* ELIZABETH, PHIL & CHRIS - LIVE AT JAMMIN' JAVA : Acoustic Trio Side Project CD. Recorded live at Jammin' Java in Vienna, Virginia. Track Listing:

1. Meet Me In London
2. Spare Change
3. Virginia Home
4. Radio
5. The Waltz
6. Pretty As Can Be
7. Our Countries
8. Secret
9. St. Louis Home
10. Going Back To The End
11. Jessup
12. Over And Over
13. Holiday
14. Stranger
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* LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT - LIVE : Self released debut CD. Recorded live at several college performances. Track Listing:

1. Our Countries
2. A Million Ways
3. Kangol Black
4. In The Water
5. Radio
6. Harvard
7. Sold Out
8. Sabrosa
9. Tequila Worms
10. Stranger
11. Until I'm With You
12. Meet Me In London
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Set List

LDE performs all varieties of sets. Three Set nights, single set nights, openers, etc. LDE has over 100 original songs and over 500 Cover Songs in our repertoire. Some of our cover songs are:

1. Paul Simon - Call Me Al
2. James - Laid
3. Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
4. Outkast - So Fresh So Clean
5. Men At Work - Land Down Under
6. Don Henley - Boys Of Summer
7. Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany’s
8. The Police - Message In A Bottle
9. David Gray - Babylon
10. Dave Matthews Band - Two Step
11. Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way
12. The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
13. Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
14. Rusted Root - Ecstasy
15. Warren G. and Nate Dogg - Regulate
16. The Waterboys - This Is The Sea
17. The Stars - Elevator Love Song
18. Weezer - The Sweater Song
19. The Who - Pinball Wizard
20. Weezer - Beverly Hills
21. Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
22. Steve Miller Band - The Joker
23. Pink Floyd - An