Within DAMEHT are three musicians, Rivington Starchild, Lucas Garzoli, and Roman Lewis from New York City now residing in a secret base hidden in Los Angeles. DAMEHT left NYC after successful, 4-week residency at the iconic, Lower East Side venue ‘The Pyramid Club’, with a larger sound in mind than what themselves and associated acts had in their repertoire. In order to transcend the disposable, hype based culture, DAMEHT made their way to LA where unknown and with no expectations but their own, they would focus on writing and record away from the traps of acceptability and comfort. To extract the essence and arrange the chaos of what made NYC culture so appealing was their drive, to bring out its universality was their goal. In Los Angeles, the band has built out an infrastructure for themselves as well as other local and touring acts to perform in. The secret venue, a curious loft, called “The Factory”, reminiscent of the seminal British label “Factory Records”. Already they’ve hosted DJ A-Trak, h09909, Chromeo, Surfbort, Wicca Phase and many more genre-defying acts. Those fortunate enough to be in on the secret are in for even more surprises for 2018.
The members of DAMEHT started off with the same intentions as any other band. In the attempt to be “different,” that which seems to be outside of convention becomes conventional, the individuals of the band sees each circle they draw, then the process of stepping outside of that circle in order to draw another one.
Science has been cognitively defined by others as the attempt to set in order the facts of experience. The dial that we physically experience with songs, performances, tribulations, and success, are correspondences with an invisible realm of energies. Punk, rock and roll, and hip hop. These great expressive powerhouses are far from threatening, although packaged to seem so. Why not simply make a good song, look really cool, find a way to “make it” within the existing structures? DAMEHT has already “made it” and now would like to celebrate this space with all who feel that the validation of said efforts, standing far apart from the existing tokens given by culture. With “Imitation,” the track is inspired by philosopher Carl Jung’s individualization theory which says the creation of self is a process of integrating unconscious and conscious thinking. We must know that culture is to be destroyed; the cultured man with his systems and security stands not a chance in the world that belongs to all who just dares to accept it.
The Evolution of DAMEHT:
2014: DAMEHT had a successful month-long residency at the Lower East Side legendary spot, The Pyramid Club.
2015: The band made their way from New York to Los Angeles to transcend the disposable, hype based culture and create music with no expectations but their own. That fall, the band released their debut EP, Girl Jeans.
2016: DAMEHT released single “Creeper Creeper” and announced their assistance in the reopening of illustrious New York City photographer Clayton Patterson’s gallery, Clayton Outlaw Art Museum, which was closed to the public for 10 years. The gallery featured the revival of “Clayton Caps,” a series of 5-panel embroidered hats with a new design in collaboration between Patterson and the band.
2017: Collaborating with iconic British shoemaker George Cox, the band designed two exclusive shoes. The first was a classic creeper silhouette in a hot pink hue and finished with flat silver studs around the toe, while the second transformed George Cox’s signature platform into a hot pink suede boot with stacked black leather straps.
2018: DAMEHT return to the music scene after two years with the release of “Imitation,” a track inspired by philosopher Carl Jung’s “Individuation” theory, which says the creation of self is a process of integrating unconscious and conscious thinking.
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The band currently operates a secret DIY venue, The Factory, in downtown Los Angeles. Reminiscent of the seminal British label Factory Records, the band has hosted acts including DJ A-Trak, h09909, Pussy Riot, Chromeo, Surfbort, and Wicca Phase, among others.
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Cherry White grew from the London’s dusty underground blues scene. Four individuals who had nothing else in common but music, and somehow gelled together in the sweat and smoke of the city’s basement clubs, Cherry White bring a fresh flavour to contemporary classic rock.
The frequent comparisons to Fleetwood Mac, Halestorm, and Royal Blood merely scratch the surface of the music, for this group weaves a far darker set of stories around its rich musical framework. Daring, blues-soaked rock provides an elegant backdrop to tales of anger, desolation, greed and obsession. A stark world seen through the eyes of powerful uplifting music.
On an upward trajectory since the release of their latest EP, “Staring at the Sun”, recently Cherry White played The 100 Club in London to celebrate their 200th gig, and have headlined White Trash in Berlin as well as The Troubadour, The Covent Garden Arts Theatre, The Hope and Anchor (all London) and The Portland Arms (Cambridge). They’ve also appeared at Planet Rock radio’s festival, Rockstock, The Dereham Blues Festival and Togfest among others. With new singles, live recordings and an album in the works, things are looking bright for Cherry White.
Sirius XM artist Lisa Addeo has 3 songs currently playing on Siriusly Sinatra. She plays and sings the Great American Songbook, jazzy pop piano and delivers soulful vocals with a sultry swoon.
In addition to being heard on Siriusly Sinatra, her self-released tribute to Frank Sinatra and her holiday CD can be heard on her own Pandora radio station. The combination of her arrangements plus her piano and vocal talents makes her stand out in a musical crowd.
Besides Siriusly Sinatra and Pandora, her music can be found everywhere from iTunes to Spotify to Amazon and more. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Musicians Union Local 47 and ASCAP.
Lisa broke attendance records as a young adult playing piano alongside the legend Liberace as his protégé́ at Radio City Music Hall.
Fans describe her as a ‘world-class musician’ and say her music is ‘tenderly intimate, exquisitely arranged masterpieces, a joy to listen to.’
One fan wrote, “Prepare to fall in love with Lisa’s music. It will take you to a place you’ll want to stay.”
Review: Lisa Addeo is a piano player, singer, and songwriter whose tranquil works at times bridge new age, jazz, and easy listening. A protégé of Liberace who performed with the legend at Radio City Music Hall several times in her young adulthood, Addeo started playing the piano at age six. She began performing publicly by age nine and would go on to earn a degree in composing from the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. Her debut album, 1997’s In a Heartbeat, was a tribute to Frank Sinatra on which she covered mostly 20th century American standards with her trio. In contrast, 2000’s Hotel California included a version of the Eagles hit but featured mostly original songs. Subsequent releases included a Christmas album titled Spirit of the Holidays, Musical Inspirations, and Live at the Kerr, recorded with her band at a show in Scottsdale, Arizona. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You arrived in 2010, and 2012’s Whispering Souls offered ten delicately performed original instrumentals.