For Kilroy, a musical lone wolf, the full-band experience is an exciting new venture, one that affords him the opportunity to perform his music as he imagines it.
“When I make albums, I use a lot of layers of vocals and harmonies,” says Kilroy, who’s released three prior solo albums. “But I never really pulled it off live, or never focused on pulling it off live. I wanted to build a band around a core of singers to see if I could.”
“Jenny [Prescott] and Marc [Sonstein] had been playing with me for the Hessian Love Songs album,” he explains. “So I hit them up first. They were ready and willing,so we went on the search for the rest of the people. “
To say the search was fruitful would be an understatement. With a full seven-piece band in place, Kilroy headed into the studio. “I wrote all the songs and started recording them,” he says. “Then as I built the band, I had everybody plug in their individual flavor.”