The Lobbyists

The Lobbyists

BandFolkPop

The Lobbyists have crafted a distinctive harmony-driven sound that draws on folk, bluegrass, country, roots, and pop. Acoustic instrumentation, intricate harmonies, and inventive, collaborative songwriting combine to create a fresh sound at once unique and rooted in traditional folk music.

Biography

The quintet met while acting together in These Seven Sicknesses, a Drama Desk-nominated hit of the 2012 downtown New York theater scene. Tommy and Will, who met while playing and acting together at Yale, brought their musical partnership to The Flea, where the duo began playing together in the lobby of the theater as pre-show entertainment. They were quickly joined by Alex Grubbs on mandolin. Percussionist Tony Vo and Parisian singer Eloïse Eonnet soon rounded out the band, and The Lobbyists were born!

By November 2012, the Lobbyists had recorded their debut EP, Our Home. Released in February, 2013, the EP has already garnered praise from diverse sources, including the UK music blog Leicester Bangs. The Lobbyists are also a featured artist on BBC York's "BBC Introducing" series.

The Lobbyists play a variety of venues around New York and Brooklyn. Recent highlights include The Bitter End, Piano's, Pete's Candy Store, The NYC Gibson Show Room (where they played for Les Paul's son!), Ars Nova, and many others.

In spring 2013, The Lobbyists added fiddler Rosa Gilmore to their ranks.

People say The Lobbyists are unique for their sound, charisma, and engaging stage persona. They love to put on a live show, and their dedicated group of fans - primarily made up of artists, actors, and musicians - loves to come out and dance the night away.

Discography

Our Home - EP (2013)
I Wake Up a Lot More During the Night - single (2013)
J'ai Deux Amours - single (2012)

(Upcoming) Radio appearance on BBC York's "BBC Introducing" June 2013
Radio appearance/play on WMSC 90.3 FM March 2013
Soundkicker.com (Indie version of Pandora) streaming