Sean Lehe (guitar/vocals), Lucas Carlton (drums) and Murph (bass/guitar) spent four years recording and touring with Bay Area jamband, Home At Last. With a desire for a fresh start, the trio decided in the spring of 2006 to branch out with a new face and renewed sense of purpose. After years of networking in the scene, close connections were made with some of the most talented players around. As a result, the trio has grown to a five-piece machine following a musical merger with Sacramento based “Four Guys From Reno”.
The Sacramento boys bring the soulful energy of Brian Rogers (vocals/bass/percussion/guitar) and the chunky funk of Sam Phelps (keys/bass/guitar/vocals). Brian and Sam have been musical brothers since High School and have already created an impressive legacy of solo recordings. The intent of this group is to develop a musical space that is exploratory, challenging AND accessible. Inspired genre-bending songwriting, danceable energy, and emotive vocals are the key ingredients toward this end. No musical experience, however, is complete without strong community.
As IZABELLA was born from musical connections, so will it thrive and grow with positive connections made in the community. The band has made big strides in its first year of operation. After 80 gigs from March to December, exceptional performances at Bobolink Music Festival and Las Tortugas Dance of the Dead, and sit-ins with Tim Carbone and Andy Goessling of Railroad Earth and Scott Law, this band has created a huge buzz in California and beyond. In January of 2008, the IZABELLA boys will release their second studio creation "In The West", and look to tour nationwide as the year progresses. The first release, "Dream When You Sleep", was recently picked up for distribution in Japan by Grey Dog's Records.
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