Meet Dot Dot Dot, an unparalleled band from Chicago with spectacular chemistry that proves they can continually deliver a supercharged show of incredible force which will speak directly to the hearts of everyone. For most independent bands, performing 450 shows, selling 30,000 units, and releasing three records is something of a dream. But for Dot Dot Dot, it’s business as usual. And what makes them even more exceptional is that they’ve been able to do this and more in only three short years—all without record label support.
Dot Dot Dot formed in 2007 when select members of two well-known Chicago-based cover bands joined forces. The plan was to bring their unique talents together to create a distinctive and dynamic live act, rather than to rely on a limited theme or particular musical genre. Their remarkable mix of personalities stems from the members’ varied backgrounds: Little Lisa raced as a professional mountain biker, while Marty grabbed a degree in Jazz; Rose grew up in a musical family on the island of Guam, and Michael went the university route in music theory and education; Adam worked in hardware stores as a youth and is the one responsible for “playfully stealing” the band name from a former teen drum student. The band members have spent most of their lives in Chicago and its suburbs, with the exception of Rose, who moved to the mainland a decade ago.
Adam (vocals/guitar) is charming on record and frantic on stage, full of the spirited presence that makes for an undeniably compelling front man. Rose (guitar) and Little Lisa (bass) are truly accomplished and inspiring players. Michael (keyboards) and Marty (drums) exhibit equal parts precision and abandon. The music might be described as a thrilling union of rock elements cloaked in dance beats with synthy frills. And though the lyrics often evoke the darker moments of love gone wrong, Adam delivers them with such dynamic fervor that they bleed bright red with optimism.
Radio single, “Stay” (from the release, II, July 2010), broke into the Top 100 Mediabase Hot AC chart. The captivating songs on 2009’s EP titled, I, charted on the College Music Journal Top 200. A self-titled album, released in 2007, offers short, accessible pop songs that continue to resonate with fans at every live show. Another EP is planned for release in the winter of 2010. Additionally, Dot Dot Dot has penned several songs for national ad campaigns (Party City/Factory Card Outlet, Florida Gators, Kentucky Derby, Jeep, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution). In June 2010, Dot Dot Dot launched its first annual non-profit concert series called “Hearts and Stars,” donating all proceeds to charity and giving back to the communities and fans that have supported them from the beginning.
Familiar to some as finalists on FOX TV’s American Idol spin-off show, The Next Great American Band, Dot Dot Dot annually performs 120+ dates nationwide at night clubs, festivals, college parties, concert halls, and private events. The band handles a stunning variety of music with equal skill, from their potent original songs to dramatic adaptations of popular classics and current hits. Every member takes a turn fronting the band, concerned less with imitation and more with infusing each song with stimulating and imaginative originality. All of their music is available at their website, iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, and elsewhere.
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