Drawing from the diverse Washington, D.C. music scene, Lloyd Dobler Effect fuses rock, percussive rhythms and vocal harmonies to create an intricate and fresh sound. LDE's multi-layered and upbeat music showcases their universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences. Chris Bruno, the group’s guitarist, says that “our music seems to relate to a broad spectrum of ages and races. I think that people who appreciate good song structure, well thought-out lyrics and passionate live performances appreciate our sound, and so in this way, our music crosses any sort of barriers pertaining to age, ethnicity and gender.”

The band’s list of accomplishments is impressive: winners of the 99.1 WHFS Big Break Contest that pitted LDE against hundreds of area rock bands and led to several main stage appearances at the HFStival; headlining multiple international Armed Forces Entertainment tours; and being voted one of the top ten best bands in the DC area in a Washington Post reader’s poll. However, that is only the beginning for the group. Kominski says, “We aim high. We want a huge fan base and we don’t mind collecting them one fan at a time. We will tour until we have what we are looking for. We treat our fans as our friends.”

General Info

Band Members
Phil Kominski-Guitars, Banjo, Percussion & Vocals, Chris Bruno-Guitars, Mandolin, Percussion & Vocals, Donnie Williams-Drums & Percussion, Patrick Hughes-Bass &
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Alternative / Rock / Groove

Contact Info

Silver Spring, MD