The Red Lions
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The Red Lions

Albany, New York, United States | SELF

Albany, New York, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock




"Acoustic Music Exchange"

“Brilliantly informed by Impressionism, classic rock, and chamber and adagio musics with a dash of smoky nightclub jazz. Expect Stravinsky to spice the slow sonics, Gershwin to walk side by side with rapture, Ravel to pull in fog and rain, and Weill to spike the decadence factor.”

- Mark S. Tucker

"The Times Union"

“Elegant, sophisticated and refreshingly open-hearted, singer-guitarist Margan pens wonderfully literate and melodically inventive songs that he has orchestrated. This is chamber music for the 21st century, and it simply sparkles”

- Greg Haymes


Human Rhythms - Coming Summer 2012
Midnight Book - March 2009

- #1 song from WEXT 97.7 for “You Are a Ghost” for 2009
- #2 album from Nippertown for Midnight Book for 2009
- Best Songwriter from Metroland for 2009
- “Bay of Naples” was shortlisted in the Vanda and Young Song Competition
- New Band from Metroland in 2008
- Eric Margan named of two state finalists from New York in the 2007 BMI John Lennon Scholarship.



The Red Lions are a diverse indie rock band, a unique and sophisticated addition to today’s music scene. They are rapidly earning the respect and admiration of fans, bands, and critics. They have opened for national acts including The Avett Brothers, St. Vincent and The Benevento-Russo Duo. Each of its members is a formidable session musician in his own right. Frontman Eric Margan has recently played bass with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and as well as recording sessions with Pete Seeger and Richie Havens. Margan and drummer Jim Bertini recently played on the soundtrack and appeared in the film “Peace Love and Misunderstanding” directed by Bruce Beresford as well as performing live with Christian Rich. The Red Lions continue performing regularly in the Northeast while they are preparing to record their second album “Human Rhythms”. The music draws on countless influences, and the borrowing and blending of musical elements result in an original sound to which most listeners respond with a natural familiarity.

The Red Lions demonstrate their diversity in the debut full-length album, “Midnight Book”, which was released in March 2009, and is a collection of thirteen songs that run the gamut from rock, jazz, classical and folk. Throughout the recording process, Margan often called upon the aid of multi-instrumentalist Scott Kellerhouse, presently studying jazz performance at Ithaca College, and Bard graduate and drummer/producer Jim Bertini. The addition of talented musician Rick Spataro in 2009 has solidified a core band. Live performances often feature guest vocalists such as Caroline Corrigan as well as various woodwind and brass players.