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The Deep Blue Dream / Bio

The Deep Blue Dream is known as "musicians’ musicians" according to Rochester music writer Frank De Blase. The band is a dynamic fusion of five talented musicians, driven by the soulful pipes of Lauren Faggiano, and encompassing a variety of styles ranging from funky soulful blues, to rock and jazz. The band consists of Lauren on keys and vocals, Ken Schumacher on the low end, Dr. Joe Chesebro hittin' the biscuits, Faith Lasher blowin' horn, and her husband Alex Lasher pickin' the guitar. The band all share vocals throughout the night and put together some unique and tight harmonies. The group has been playing in and around western NY since 2006, and in that time have been a part of some amazing shows, opening up for fantastic national acts such as Leon Russell, Medeski Martin and Wood, Big Sam's funky Nation, Joe Louis Walker, The Campbell Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Commander Cody, Popa Chubby, Carolyn Wonderland and Jimmie Highsmith, and played the Rochester City Music Fest on the same bill as Patti LaBelle and George Clinton. In 2009, the Western NY Blues society placed The DBD as a finalist in the Memphis Bound competition. The DBD also had the privilege to play the Blue Cross Arena for the Thunder Nationals show. They are extremely diverse and multi-talented. Some other venues and festivals that have hosted The Deep Blue Dream include: Water Street Music Hall, Sticky Lips, Lovin' Cup, The Dinosaur BBQ, the Lilac Festival, Corn Hill festival, Park Ave festival, Fairport Music and Food Festival, Roc City Rib Fest, Canandaigua Arts and Music Festival, Castaways, Zugibe Vineyards, North Shore Grill, Smokin' Joe's, Richmonds, The Little Cafe, The Bug Jar, Belhurst Castle, Tommy's, the Women's Right to Rock Festival and the 1st annual Rochester Policeman's ball. Their music has been featured on Bad Dog Blues 89.7 WITR, 88.5 WRUR, 98.9 The Buzz, Jazz 90.1, 96.5 WCMF and 95.1 The Fox. The DBD has two studio albums under their belts which can be found on CDbaby, itunes and amazon.com.

General Info

Band Members
Lauren Faggiano, Ken Schumacher, Alex Lasher, Faith Lasher, Joe Chesbro
Artist Name
The Deep Blue Dream
Home Page
Active Since
Blues / Groove / Funk

Contact Info

Rochester, NY