GrooveLily plays smart pop, with a contagiously effervescent sound that combines a sharp with intelligent original song writing. Unabashedly combining elements of rock, jazz, folk and popular music, their vocal harmonies weave through a lush musical landscape textured with keyboards, drums and the blazing electric violin of lead singer Valerie Vigoda.
Valerie Vigoda, electric violinist and singer, is the founding member of GrooveLily. Originally from McLean, VA, USA, she has toured the world with Cyndi Lauper, Joe Jackson, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She is thrilled to be back with GrooveLily as they take the country by Storm. Valerie is a classically-trained musician, former Army lieutenant, and an honors graduate of Princeton University, USA. She founded GrooveLily (originally "The Valerie Vigoda Band") in 1994, with a critically acclaimed CD called "Inhabit My Heart".
Brendon Milburn plays keyboards and sings. His two-fisted, rhythmic piano playing is reminiscent of early Billy Joel, or more recently Ben Folds Five. Before joining GrooveLily, he graduated from Pomona College and NYU's MFA program in Musical Theatre Writing, and played with both Ben Harper and Clarence Clemons. He often yearns for his native San Francisco.
Gene Lewin plays the drums, and hails from Princeton, NJ. His eclectic, joyful work on the drum kit has been favourably compared to that of Carter Beauford (of the Dave Matthews Band). After graduating from Princeton University, Gene earned a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He has appeared on CDs with George Coleman, John Patitucci, and many others.