Left Field

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Unique - General | Kempton, Pennsylvania, United States
Total Song Plays: 85   
Member Since: 2001
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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"LEFT FIELD does not fit neatly into one musical category, but they appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes. People hearing them for the first time always leave delighted, often expressing surprise that music so unusual and so good can still be known by so few." -- John Weingart, WPRB-Princeton

"LEFT FIELD is a zany and super-talented group. They do an amazing variety of songs...riotous political numbers...gospel and other traditional songs...lovely ballads.... If they're in your neighborhood, don't miss them." -- Pinewoods Folk Club

"LEFT FIELD is quite possibly the best choice of a name for a band I've seen in ages...insane, but delightful." -- East Coast Rocker

"LEFT FIELD features a unique blend of satirical, humorous and evocative songs...unmistakably original." -- Speak Easy, NYC

"LEFT FIELD'S name is very appropriate to their music. They do mostly their own warped compositions with wry humor and great four-part harmonies." -- Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown NJ

Similar Artists

Don Henley,Beth Nielson Chapman,Van Morrison (the Van),Ry Cooder

Influences

Randy Newman,Bonnie Raitt,Beatles,Sting

Bio

Once upon a time, Left Field (Bill Neely, Elizabeth Emmert, Deborah Griffin Bly, Bill Bly, Mark Dann) gave live performances of an eclectic mix of traditional and modern self-inflicted material. A distillation of those twelve years on the road can be found in our previous CD, LEFT FIELD: Still A-Live! We are hoping to "go live" again real soon!

Since then, this already reclusive group of Neo-Romantic Radical Centrist
Raccoon Room specialists has let the other shoe drop and gone virtual, taking up residence in the interstitial realm of cyberspace. Visit our web site at to find out what that means (so far).

Our new recording is a 14-tune offering called Extra Innings -- and this time, for good or ill, it's *all* original material. These songs cover a wide
spectrum, from a Neo-classical chorale ("Skeptic's Lullaby") to a road-house blues ("Mobian Waltz"); from the dreamy ("Pomo Sea") to the twitchy
("Toothache"); from a country nigtmare ("Ballad of Ingmar Bergman" to a breezy bossa-nova ("Happy In Bananland"). In addition, there's a joyous campaign song ("AlGoreRhythm.2000"); a tantrum ("Science & Technology, You Owe Us An Apology"); a lyrical vision ("Pollyanna in Exile"); a couple cabaret numbers ("The Ultimate" and "Night Is Falling"); and three gentle musical sermonettes ("Two Cheers for Moderation," "Pay Attention," and "New Beatitudes."

For more information, contact: Bill Bly bbly@infomonger.com