Lila Bloom isn't a singer....
...it's a band - one that performs a wide range of musical genres, all written by founder, producer and bandleader, Ken Crow. Crow, who plays guitar, ukulele, and banjo in the band, has spent years developing his musical capabilities to their fullest, listening to and being influenced by a diverse blend of folk, blues, country, rock and roll, and jazz.
His multidisciplinary approach to music has led to a variety of collaborations with several iconic bands in the studio and on stage since the 1960's. But recently his collaborations have turned more ears with praise from national promoters with his creative work with vocalist Amy Diamond, bassist Charlie Bandalamenti, and keyboard player James Thorburn. Together, as Lila Bloom, they have been touring the club circuit and showcasing their music for several years in theaters and festivals throughout Denver, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
Those years on stage have strengthened Lila Bloom's musical chops, as evidenced by their two full-length recordings. The first, "Say You'll Stay," is an operetta written by Ken Crow that depicts the inception, growth, and demise of a relationship. The delicate and brittle storyline slowly unfolds in an intoxicating and dream-like fashion with the band taking listeners through a maze of emotions.
Lila Bloom's most recent release is "116," another collection of original songs. From gorgeous, drowsy ballads to sparkling pure pop, the CD is an eclectic mix of styles. Highlights include "Big Star," a sad and captivating tribute to alt rocker Alex Chilton and the title track, a 7 minute opus in which the band builds tension like a slow forming tidal wave.
The multi-talented Lila Bloom continues to make a lasting contribution to every project they create.