Tommy Crawford (guitar, vocals, accordion, harmonica, bandleader) is an actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. He grew up in Montclair, NJ. He first picked up a guitar at 15, but has been writing songs since he could first reach the piano keys. In college, he was part of Redhot & Blue, one of Yale’s oldest a cappella groups, and learned about harmony and arranging for many voices. Tommy also met Will at Yale, where the duo first started playing music together. As an actor, Tommy acts in a variety of plays and films, and was a resident company member at The Flea for three years, appearing in new plays by Nick Jones, Sheila Callaghan, A.R. Gurney, and others. Tommy also music directs and composes for theater, most recently composing and performing an original score for Seamus Heaney's Burial at Thebes with UC San Diego/La Jolla Playhouse. Tommy loves listening to WKRC 89.9 on weekend mornings, when they play soul, gospel, bluegrass, country, and folk shows all day.
Eloïse Eonnet (tambourine, vocals) has a hard instrument to tune but she manages. She hails from France and is an actor and enjoys a good bottle of wine and busking in the subway.
Alex Grubbs (mandolin, guitar, vocals) originally hails from the deep south — Mississippi, to be exact. He is a member of “The Bats” , the resident acting company at The Flea Theater, where he met his band mates in a life-changing show, These Seven Sicknesses, by Sean Graney. He’s thrilled to be a part of a folk band (finally) and to be able to share the experience with some of his closest friends. He gives thanks to his Dad for buying him the Mandolin he plays, and his friends and family for being awesomely supportive. He lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful teacher-wife Bonnie and their extraordinary wiener-dog Maggie May.
Will Turner (guitar, banjo, vocals) hails from Tampa, Florida. Little is known about him.
Tony Vo (percussion, guitar, vocals) is originally from the mile high city Boulder, Colorado. When he’s not running around NYC as an actor or making beautiful music with his Lobbyists comrades, he enjoys yoga, painting, Netflix and hanging with his feline friend Bella.
Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (fiddle, vocals) arrived in New York City on January 1st 2013 to pursue a career as an actor and musician. By February ’13 he was down on his luck. Homeless and helpless, he managed to scrape by busking around town with his Great- Grandfather’s violin. He was rescued from a life of destitution by Tommy Crawford who heard his heartbreaking musical strains from across Penn Station and generously offered him a part-time fiddle position in his band. Douglas’ life was forever changed. Theatre credits include roles in Cotton Patch Gospel and Lost Highway: The Hank William’s Story (Flat Rock Playhouse), The Sound of Music and Guys and Dolls (Studio Tenn), Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, Backwards in High Heels and Big River (The Cumberland County Playhouse). Douglas is a graduate of Belmont University and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Many thanks to Tommy, The Lobbyists, Family, and Annabelle.
Raymond Sicam III (cello, vocals) Growing up in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, he has honed his skills on many different stages, in different pits and recording studios. From 2011-2014, Raymond flew back and forth from Brooklyn to Vegas to play with Celine Dion, performing over 200 shows in her residency in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, playing cello, singing and dancing. He was also one of the original cellists from Dave Malloy's Natashia, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 in the Ars Nova production and the Kazino production.