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[An] unbeatable combination of memorable songs with stellar, poised musicianship that frames singer/songwriter Molly Bancroft’s bracingly bittersweet vocals. - Weekend Insider


[An] ynbeatable combination of memorable songs with stellar, poised musicianship that frames singer/songwriter Molly Bancroft’s bracingly bittersweet vocals. - Weekend Insider

"Live Review"

Singer Molly Bancroft belted out timeless melodies like a hard-rock version of Sarah McLachlan. - Dallas Morning News

"Music Morsels CD Review"

The songs are soaring in their fervor, with a rock a roll soul and lovely intricacies thrown in to give the listener the whole gamut of emotions - Music Morsels

"Lift: September EP"

When she's reaching for a note, she's up on her toes, all sharpness and intensity, all angles and planes. If she weren't such a firestorm, you might call her adorable - Performer Magazine


Molly Bancroft - Antelopia EP 2010
Love Thieves - Sparks EP 2009
Molly Bancroft - Red Dirt Diaries EP 2006
Molly Bancroft- Get Closer 2003
Lift- September EP 2000
Lift- Lifelike (Daemon Records) 1997
Lift - Stellar 1996

Reviews of Lift:

and over 30 DJ collaborations with artists like John Shelvin, Gianluca Motta, Andrew Bayer, Gabriel and Dresden, Steve Allen, Dennis Sheperd and Pulser.
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Influenced by indie rock as well as ethereal, beat-driven electronic music, Molly Bancroft's soaring voice and catchy melodies are her calling card. Internationally known for collaborations with DJs, Molly has released critically acclaimed recordings with her Atlanta band Lift in the late '90s, and three solo albums as well as dozens of hits as a songwriter and vocalist with some of the world's top DJs.

Molly Bancroft started her musical journey early on in life, playing jazz sax and piano, and starting her first little combo at age 14. Later on, after college, Molly dropped out of a graduate program after a month, heading to Boston with a bunch of pawnshop instruments and a 4-track recorder. Cambridge is where she did the open mic circuit and recorded her first 7? single “Birds Fly Free/Walk Away” on Portland Oregon’s T/K Records, produced by Tape Op’s Andy Hong. Molly moved to Atlanta to form her first band LIFT, a 4 pc band with major critical acclaim that released 3 CDs and toured nationally with Indigo Girls as well as the indie club stuff. Lift released “Stellar,” Lifelike” (Daemon Records), and “September EP,” which are available on ITunes and

After Lift disbanded, a friend helped Molly produce a solo album “Get Closer,” which won Rockrgrl Magazine’s Rockrgrl Artist of the Year Award (for her creative half-rap tune “Hey, Cheri”). Songs from “Get Closer” and Molly’s 2006 EP, “Red Dirt Diaries,” both found major placements in network and cable TV shows and radio airply, and at the same time, Molly performed solo shows opening for artists such as Lori Carson and Marshall Crenshaw.

Bancroft's Red Dirt Diaries EP was recorded in a rural town outside Athens, GA, with a group of friends recording to analog tape. Her desire to temporarily veer away from the programming electronics and digital recording - led to this folksy studio recording, which harkened back to her beginnings as a singer/songwriter in Cambridge, MA. The featured songs on this collection, "Fall Down" and "The Break" combine the smoothness and passion of Molly's voice, with strong arrangements, huge hooks and cloud-like guitars and beats.

In 2006, Molly ventured forward to new territory, linking up with huge DJ producers Gabriel and Dresden and co-wrote and performed the hit “Tracking Treasure Down,” along with other tracks on their artist debut CD. That success (a #1 Billboard hit) led to more collaborations, including Italy’s Gianluca Motta (”Not Alone”, e.g. Deadmau5 remix) Spain’s John Shelvin, Dutch DJ Phynn, and “Fountains of Youth,” with Loverush UK.

In the midst of these efforts, Molly also teamed up with talented fellow singer/songwriter/producer Adrianne to form the band LOVE THIEVES with a dreamy electro/pop EP, Sparks, which can be heard on ITunes and at MySpace:

Currently, Molly's music expands, with songs featured in Venice - the Series, and recent international releases on labels like Anjunabeats, Armada and others. Aside from performing, Molly is busy recording a new album, which merges her electro-pop soundscapes (think Sia and Imogen Heap) with rock guitars into a sexy combo of beats, electronics, and shimmery orchestral arrangements into hummable melodies. With constant melodies and music bursting through, Molly offers an inspirational and grooving soundscape to daily life.

Past Performances include:
Schuba's, Chicago, IL (with Lift)
Atlantis Music Conference, Atlanta (solo)
Star Songwriter Series, Opelika, AL (solo)
Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA (solo +band)
Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA (solo + band)
Echo Lounge, Atlanta, GA (solo + band)
The 40 Watt, Athens, GA(lift)
Tasty World, Athens, GA (lift)
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA (lift)
The Paradise, Boston, MA (lift)
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA (solo)
TT and the Bears, Cambridge, MA (solo)
The Middle East, Cambridge, MA (solo)
Johnny D's, Somerville, MA (solo)
Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA (lift)
CMJ (with Lift) New York, NY
Mobfest (with Lift) Chicago, IL
nextfest, nashville, tn (solo)
N.E. college tour w/ Indigo Girls (With Lift)
Rockgrl Conference, Seattle (w Lift)

Rockgrl Best Song of the Year winner (Hey, Cheri)
Best Band in the SE, (Lift) Discmaker's
Pepsi Bandemonium (Lift) runner up

Shared the stage with:
Lori Carson
Marshall Crenshaw
Indigo Girls
Michelle Malone