Mimi Dorsey and Ben Gomez formed the band Printed in Slovenia in 2002. The pair joined forces with Producer Ronan Chris Murphy to create their first full length project "And the Moon Said" in 2003. Bassist Doug Kirk joined on, and later Drummer Walter Baldwin. The group has played gigs in Bakersfield and Southern California, including the Music Mentor Conference at Downtown Disney, and opening for the band Chicago at the Bakersfield Fox Theater. With the departure of Gomez, the band has entered a new phase with guitarist Matt Melton, and adopted the name Loveday. The band will rtelease their new album in June, and begin their West Coast tour in July.

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Printed In Slovenia, heard in Bakersfield
Get to know local trio at gigs or through home-grown release
By DANIELLE C. BELTON, Californian entertainment writer dbelton@bakersfield.com

Posted: Thursday November 27th, 2003, 8:00 PM
Last Updated: Thursday November 27th, 2003, 8:00 PM

At 9 a.m. it's too early in the morning for Benjamin Gomez. It's too early for everything.
Hair in his face, still wet, voice raspy, the 25-year-old announces that he is not taking any pictures.
"Sorry," he croaks. "I'm the diva."
His fellow Printed In Slovenia bandmates, Mimi Dorsey, 36, and Douglas Kirk, 39, try to entice him over while the photographer prepares for the shot, but he doesn't budge.
"I'd rather speak in front of a crowd of 3,000 rather than take a picture," he says.
But they eventually get him outside for a shot near Goose Loonies restaurant on 19th Street.
He holds the guitar to his face the whole time.
Despite the shyness on camera, Gomez is forthcoming about...


mimi: Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Bjork, Coldplay, Radiohead
Doug: Miles Davis, Radiohead, Cake and Led Zeppelin.
Ben: Interpol, The Mars Volta, Cursive, Miles Davis and John Coltrane


mimi dorsey. vocals. writer.
Former vocalist for Quadrant, Unnamed, Charisma, and Blu Jaz.
Vocal training from U.C. Irvine, Cal State University Bakersfield, and Steven Memel.
Studio back-up singer for various projects.
Owner/creator of bakersfieldbands.com.
Likes to shop. Cranky if not fed in a timely manner.

matt melton, guitarist. writer
Former guitarist for the Bessemer Process. Also plays Bass. Into web-based design. Likes to get down to business at rehearsals. Not so into idle chit-chat.

doug kirk. bass.
Former bass player Tanglefoot.
Former bass player Grasshouse.
The Philosopher of the group. Eats strange food combinations. Is a big Rush fan.

walter baldwin. drums.
Former drummer Absolute Beginners. Toy.
Likes Hispanic markets, his very supportive family, and late night plantains at Cinco de Mayo in Culver City, CA.

  • Member Since: 2003
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