Lisa, Sally, Lucille
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(12 February 2000) September is a Philadelphia based
female trio consisting of Lisa "Blu" Warda (lead vocals
and drums), Lucille Wurtz (guitar) and Sally Nero (bass).
Paraphrasing from the biographical information provided
to us, September is opening the ears, eyes and minds of
many with their progressive blend of musical extremes.
Diverse emotional and musical backgrounds are integrated
into a force that attracts enthusiasts unexpectedly.
The band aims to "make a mix of elegance and ferocity
palpable." Empassioned vocals layered against guitars
permeate the music. While September continue to
evolve and mature as a solid songwriting team, raw
simplicity and emotional honesty still lay the
foundation for each song. The Philadelphia area has
produced great bands including October Project, Grey Eye
Glances and Second Story.
With Lisa's vocals somewhat reminscent of
(Landmarq) and award winning live performances,
September should find themselves in the company of these great
The band's self-produced demo recording includes seven
vocally-laced tracks accompanied by guitar, bass and drums
exclusively. "Be Together" is a moderately paced
progressive rock number with Lisa' soaring vocals
balanced with offset by Lucille's lead electric guitar.
The ballad "Dead Roses" slows down the pace and while
lush electric guitar backs the vocals, a lovely
acoustic guitar part has been added along with
delicious backing vocals to the mix. The highly
varied textures and rapid pace of "Voidhead" is
certain to appeal to many audiences and Lisa's lead
vocal especially in the chorus is most reminiscent of
Tracy Hitchings here. Lyrically very strong, the lead
vocals have been mixed way up on the slow and very
serious ballad "You See Everything."
The most accessible track on the demo recording is
"Wake Up," a sensitively sung rock number with soaring
vocals and lush electric guitar. The ballad "Another
Time," like "Dead Roses," incorporates an acoustic guitar
part to tremendous effect broadening the band's sound.
The track "River" concludes our demo recording. This
somewhat lighter and sweeter track builds upon the
group's ballads but actually has an edgy lullaby sound
to it before it develops into full rock splendour.
The song is vocally stunning.
September performs primarily in the Philadelphia area.
Certainly worth further exploration, September's music should
be listened to online—check it out at their website.