LiLach and Gary Bonanni, a songwriting duo originally based out of NYC, are celebrating the release of their third album since forming the band in 2007. On two previous albums (in 2008 – “Sawyer” and 2009 – “For Our Friends”) they performed across the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Israel , with over 20 major cities in the United States and Canada alone including: Chicago, Louisville, New York, Boulder, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal and others. The band Just Married also played in festivals such as The Secret Garden Party (Great Britain 2010), Jacob’s Ladder Bluegrass Festival (2009, 2010, 2011) and the Jersey City Arts Festival (2008).
Along the way they have had the pleasure of working with an array of musicians in the NYC area including NYC greats Sasha Dobson (Norah Jones), Erik Lawrence (The Levon Helmes Band), Jamie Alegre (The Dig), Rene Hart (James Hunter) and Charlie Burnham (James “Blood” Ulmer). With this ever-changing act they headlined in venues all around the NYC area including: the Rockwood Music Hall, Living Room, Pianos, Mercury Lounge…etc. In 2007 they took the act on the road and since have built an extensive global resume of performances. In 2011 they celebrate the release of a new record and, very proudly, the birth of their first child.
The musical style of the band Just Married has been described as: “Americana and 60s Rock with dominant female vocals and strong melodies.” (Jerusalem Post). “Vintage and pleasingly authentic Americana” (Secret Garden Party – Great Britain). “Jolie Holland with a rock arrangement” (The Noise – Flagstaff, AZ). Citing influence from John Lennon, The Band, Aimee Mann, Beatles, Norah Jones, Neil Young, Wilco and Elliott Smith, Just Married music comes across with hints, twists and catches drawn from those greats intertwined with original concepts creating a throwback/vintage vibe. They build an authentic Indie sound that brings warm tones, interesting melodies and layers and blends created in their home recording studio. Li and Gary write, record (including all instrumentation), engineer and produce all recordings in their recording studio known as “Cabin on a Farm Studios,” a recording space retro-fitted out of their cabin tucked in the back corner of a farm.
“Waiting For The Changes,” is written, performed, recorded and produced by LiLach and Gary Bonanni at Cabin on a Farm as well at Sonic Boom Studios in New Jersey (Anthony Krizan – Spin Doctors, Lenny Kravitz) with the help of Jamie Alegre (drums) and Anthony Krizan (bass and acoustic guitar) on some tracks. Mixed by Simon Vinestock at MixFarm (David Bowie, Robert Plant, Sting).