Lily and the Drum is a Contemporary Blues, Roots Rock and Soul duo featuring vocalist, guitarist Lily and John on percussion, harmonica & backing vocals. Their shows have been described as “honest, raw and energetic” and “a guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”.
They released their debut album “Nobody Just Like Me “in 2012 and began touring throughout Victoria, NSW and SA. In 2014 they continued travelling to promote their next full length CD “Welcome Change”. This SA pair has been performing relentlessly since forming 5 years ago touring both cities and regional centres. Following their new release “Buried in Blue” in 2016 Lily and the Drum will continue to tour. “Australia is big place and although we have performed over 450 gigs and covered over 153,000kms we have only scratched the surface”.
The duo is popular for their live performances however; their recorded performances have also captured the attention of the music industry having had two Albums in the Top 25 Most Played Albums Australian Roots and Blues Airplay Chart.
They have performed at numerous festivals throughout the country. Engaged to open for acts such as The Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything and supported by many Radio Stations in Australia the duo has built a good solid following throughout the country. LILY AND THE DRUM UPCOMING GIGS Tues 3rd January- MORUYA SAGE MARKET 3-5 pm Thurs 5th January – DROMEDARY HOTEL, CENTRAL TILBA NSW 12.30 3.30pm Fri 6th January – CLUB NAROOMA, NSW 5.30 -9.30pm Sat 7th January – DROMEDARY HOTEL, CENTRAL TILBA NSW 12.30 3.30pm Sun 8th January – MORUYA HOTEL/MOTEL NSW 2-5pm Sat 14th January – NELLIJAM MUSIC FESTIVAL, NELLIGEN NSW Tune in to 2 EAR FM 'Good Morning Variety' on Tuesday Jan 3rd after 7:00am to hear Kathy Shields interview Lily and John.
Recent Review of the new Album “Buried In Blue”
“Song after song, ‘Are you Gonna be Brave’, Could it be I’m Wrong’, ’Let it Slide’ and ‘Child of Love’ demonstrate that there are no weak links at all to this album. Lily’s vocal style is bold and brassy. Her voice has a control, power and clarity other female singer’s wish they had. Her guitar playing is equally as good, in fact I think the synergy between her and John Yacka is evident everywhere. Hear Lily stretch out vocally on the album’s title track, ‘Buried in Blue’, more of John’s soulful harp and sympathetic drumming…beautiful stuff.”
Mike Hotz & Radio Presenter
Lily and the Drum Passionate Believer (with permission)