Paris By Sea

Paris By Sea

Lightlooms

Thu, March 14, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

Paris By Sea
Paris By Sea
Lori and Michael started the band in 2009, which was called The New Distractions then, out of their shared passions for music. The two musicians had been friends since 1996, and thought it might be fun to start a music project. Michael played in many short lived rock bands and home recorded his own material (6 releases), from lo-fi inspired art-rock to electro-acoustic, and IDM. Lori came from a completely different type of background in music, singing in choirs, growing up with classical music, The Carpenters, and The Cure. Michael and Lori worked for years to find a balance between their approaches to music. Their shared tastes in music lead them to weave together their contrasting musical experiences. Lori’s formal training and Michael’s play-by-ear style were forged in their songwriting, and their sound has grown and developed over time. The journey hasn’t always been an easy one, but their commitment has sustained the band and their common ground has kept their unique sound in tact. Ben joined the band in 2010 and when new drummer, Danny, came on board in 2012, they changed their name to Paris by Sea, which was an earlier project of Michael's. Paris by Sea is Lori Trautwein on lead vocals and keyboard, Michael B. Wenham on guitar and vocals, Ben Kessel on bass, and Danny Shuford on drums.
Lightlooms
Lightlooms
Lightlooms, a post-piano-rock band from Denver, formed after a serendipitous meeting between Meaghan Lillis (vocals/piano) and Joshua Gunslinger (guitar/ambient sounds) at a local bookstore. The two soon found musical common ground and began writing atmospheric piano-pop songs together. Eventually Chris Durant (drums) and Zack Martinson (bass) joined the group, creating a more dynamic and expressive sound. Together the group combines classically trained piano playing and emotive vocals with abstract guitar layers and polyrhythmic percussion. They are currently working on a series of three EP's, to be released as seasons turn.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/