A BIT ABOUT THE BAND.
Marigolds is a band that tries not to complicate things too much. There are plenty of groups out there who point to their influences with one of those big foam sporting-event fingers, and that’s all fine and good. But nowadays there aren’t too many bands that play rock and roll in quite the way Marigolds does. Plus, you’ve just got to hear the set of pipes on Lucy.
Marigolds was first dreamed up in 2009, although back then, Ronnie and Lucy were still a couple wide-eyed high school kids. The band started out as a side project that the two friends worked on every once in a while, which is really just a polite way of saying that nothing much happened with it. However, the duo did manage to put together two EP’s (The Modern Age in 2009 and Drops in 2010, with the assistance of drummer and all-around good-guy Nic Sheehan) during this protracted period of half-assery. But then, who could blame them for limited progress? They were just a couple kids, after all.
Then in 2011, things got serious. Well, comparatively serious anyway. The band decided to take their chances at the Drexel University Battle of the Bands for their first-ever show. It must have gone well, because their second-ever show was an opening slot for B.o.B. & Major Lazer at Drexel’s Spring Jam concert a few weeks later. With this bit of momentum, Marigolds started booking some shows around their home town and made recording plans for their debut LP.
These days, you’ll find Marigolds (finished debut full-length Easy-Going in tow) galavanting about the Philadelphia music scene with plans of going national in the near future. Give them a chance to win you over; come out to a show. They’re great fun, promise.
Lucy Stone: lead vocals, sass
Ronnie DiSimone: guitar, stank
Sean Donaghy: drums, backing vocals, percussion, boots
Ben Plotnick: bass, backing vocals, tambourine, beard