Who Are The Lobbyists?
Founded in 2012 in the lobby of The Flea Theater, 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. One part band and one part theater company, the group of actor-musicians also creates original stage productions.
The New York Times calls their songs “marvelous” and their musicianship “impressive,” Entertainment Weekly praises their SeaWife score as “enchanting,” The New Yorker calls their music "terrific," and The Village Voice lauds them as “undeniably talented.” Their music for their debut theatrical collaboration, SeaWife, was nominated for a 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Musical alongside Steve Martin, Sara Bareilles, Michael John Lachiusa and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
They have played some of New York's favorite concert venues, including Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, 54 Below, Mercury Lounge, Pete's Candy Store, Ars Nova, The Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, and more. Their debut full-length album, Songs from SeaWife, was released January 9th 2017.
See us LIVE!
by The Lobbyists & Seth Moore
directed & developed by Liz Carlson
performed by The Lobbyists
nominated for two 2016 DRAMA DESK Awards:
Outstanding Music by The Lobbyists
Outstanding Lighting Design by Jake DeGroot
SeaWife is a haunted cautionary tale that envelops its audience in joyous pleasures, wrenching horrors, unbearable heartache, and the most glorious of nautical adventures. NYC raucous folk band The Lobbyists create A concert play of monumental scope.
What horrors are held for Percy--a sailor with most natural talent, but spurred on by tragedy. A madman at the prow with a tempest in his heart, his tale is one of tugging, a man pulled apart by the two sides of his very nature, all as he rises to be the whaling fishery's greatest hero. Step within the Melville Gallery and experience his tale of glory, haunting and woe. All spun out for you by word and melody by those most dexterous of players: Tommy Crawford, Eloïse Eonnet, Alex Grubbs, Will Turner, Tony Vo, Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, and Raymond Sicam III.