Mario Lalli (Guitars): Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man and many Seminole Desert Rock bands
Bernie Larsen (Guitars): David Lindley & El Rayo X, Melissa Etheridge, Lucinda Williams
Butch Norton (Drums): Eels, Tracy Bonham, Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams
David Sutton (Bass): Ben Harper, Liz Phair, Lucinda Williams
Tina Guo: (Cello): World class soloist Classical & Industrial, Self titled artist, Featured performer (Cirque Du Soliel's) Michael Jackson: Immortal Tour
Mathias Schneeberger (Multi Instrumentalist):
The partnership of John "Sandpaper" Colella and Melanie "Lilt" Ruane was formed in Los Angeles, California in the summer of 2011. The psychedelic influenced undertones and heartfelt baritone vocals of Colella brilliantly juxtaposed with Ruane’s harmonious ethereal vocal styling add splashes of light and energy throughout the Sandpaper & Lilt song line up. Sandpaper & Lilt's debut album "O" is a poetic voyage of the "he said/she said" and the two meeting in the middle. The lyrics are well crafted, poignant and further exemplify that the human condition is eternal. "O" conjures an organic hybrid of American Indie Pop/Folk Rock that evokes the spirit on many different levels.
Sandpaper & Lilt are presently gaining a substantial online following and steadily climbing the Indie charts on Reverbnation at: http://www.reverbnation.com/
"O" is now available at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California, the world's largest independently owned record stores as well through a variety of online music distributors.
"O" available on iTunes at:
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Los Angeles, California indie pop/folk rock duo Sandpaper & Lilt is comprised of John Colella (Vocals) and Melanie Ruane (Vocals, Piano).