The Lobbyists were formed in the lobby of The Flea Theater during the winter of 2012 in the critically acclaimed production, These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney and directed by Drama Desk Winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. Since their origin, they’ve played in numerous venues across the city and region. In the summer of 2013, the band began a collaboration with playwright Seth Moore and director Liz Carlson on a concert play called SeaWife set on a whaling ship. In summer of 2015, Naked Angels Theater Company presented its world premiere to sold out houses. “Undeniably talented” (Village Voice) these group of actor-musicians have created a unique sound and songwriting to numerous acclaims. The New York Times calls their SeaWife songs “marvelous” and their musicianship “impressive,” while Entertainment Weekly lauds SeaWife’s “enchanting score.”
The Lobbyists have crafted a distinctive harmony-driven sound that draws on folk, bluegrass, country, roots, and pop. Acoustic instrumentation, intricate harmonies, and inventive, collaborative songwriting combine to create a fresh sound at once unique and rooted in traditional folk music. And they always lobby for good times!