Lydia, Phoenix, AZ
Lydia was formed in 2003 outside
of Phoenix, AZ.
Lead vocalist / guitarist
Leighton Antelman, Keyboardist / backup vocalist
Mindy White, Guitarists Steve McGraw and
Ethan Koozer, Bassist Jed Dunning and Drummer Craig Taylor.
In 2004, Lydia won a contest
with Blink – 182 owned Atticus Clothing which resulted in their track
‘Your Taste is My Attention’ being included on the Atticus compilation
‘Drag the Lake, Volume 3’.
It’s One More and I’m Free’ and hit the road in support of the release,
performing as part of the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour and
The reaction from the fans was immediate - kids
recognized Lydia as a group of incredibly talented musicians worthy of their
loyalty and have remained true to the band since its inception, many of them
getting Lydia lyrics tattooed on themselves as proof of their commitment to
the bands music and message. The fans interaction with the band is immediate
and intense; to date, the band has over 54,000 friends on their Myspace page
and over 3.9 MILLION total plays to date – a strong indicator of the power
of the band and their music as well as the connection with their fans.
With the impending release of
the bands sophomore album ‘Illuminate’ via Low Altitude/Universal Motown
records, the band is positioned to once again to redefine the current
musical climate. Tracks such as ‘This is Twice Now’, ‘I Woke Up Near the
Sea’ and ‘Stay Awake’ show Lydia at their finest hour – articulate,
passionate and definitely ready to bring their brand of musical intelligence
to the forefront of today’s music scene.
more information on Lydia, visit: http://www.myspace.com/lydia