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In Like Lions / Bio

Boston band In Like Lions, Most recently nominated for The Deli magazines’ New England artist of the Month, has moved crowds in Boston all the way to Austin TX and many places in between. Their live performance is powerful and polished leading to comparisons to The Kings of Leon, Radio Head, Pearl Jam, even Brian McKnight. Troy Ramey’s soulful vocals give In Like Lions genre of rock a unique and recognizable distinction.

"Place In Like Lions into an Indie Equation and you have a mixture of Kings of
Leon, Black Keys, Brian McKnight at his suavest, and non-vomit inducing Dave Matthews. The album cover might as well say, “Welcome to the church of love and rock,” and upon opening it, you’re showered with rose petals."- Ariana Hakim (Dig Boston)

In Like Lions released their second album, Through Red & Blue, on February 14, 2012. A conceptual travel along the arc of love, Through Red & Blue was recorded in a century-old Masonic temple, 1867 Recording Studios in Chelsea MA, by LA producer Jim Dineen (Saint Motel, Adam Jones, Whiskey Saints) and engineer/owner Chris McLaughlin (Mean Creek, The New Pornographers, You can Be a Wesley, Township.)
Through Red & Blue was released on Boston indie label Fort Point Recordings and is available at Newbury Comics, iTunes and every other major distribution site. In Like Lions just returned from a successful 10 show 2 week tour with 6 showcases during SXSW and will continue touring this summer in support of Through Red & Blue.

In Like Lions has also gained the attention of best-selling author Jessica Park. Their music has been chosen for exclusive use on the enhanced-edition app of Park’s highly acclaimed book, “Flat-Out Love,” which will be available on iPhone and iPad this Summer.

For more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview, please contact at: Inlikelionsmusic@yahoo.com.



"In Like Lions latest album, Through Red & Blue, harnesses...qualities to forge a truly impressive collection of pop songs. The record, ... is a unique combination of Top 40 pop sound, soul, and R&B, with a splash of rock n’ roll added for good measure. "Honey" is the stand-out track on Through Red & Blue, complete with up-tempo guitar riffs and a hook so catchy you’ll be singing the words long after the song is over. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by Through Red & Blue. In Like Lions have found the formula for making great pop songs and seem poised to make a huge impact on the Boston (and New England) music scene with this latest release. "
- Daniel McMahon, thedelimagazine.com (Jan 30, 2012)

"Fort Point Recordings' eclectic roster has its many bases covered, from the bluesy garage rock of Viva Viva to the underground hip-hop styling of Mister Jason to the skygazing soar of Endless Wave. But busy at the label's bar ordering drinks for the ladies while everyone else is distracted is In Like Lions, a radio-destined pop-rock band whose new Through Red and Blue — recorded over 84 hours back in February — is a romantic homage to the long-lost heyday of the FM dial."
- MICHAEL MAROTTA , thephoenix.com (Dec 28, 2011)

In Like Lions performed well. Their front man, humbly dressed in a sweater, blue jeans, and Black Keys t-shirt with a layer of scruff over his brightly lit face looked like an Aaron Lewis...music doll and had a decent voice. Overall...they played with energy and creativity."
- Matthew Rickett, digboston.com (Dec 12, 2011)

"Dave Matthews crashes into Kings of Leon sprinkled with a little Amos Lee on top. Pop this album onto your playlist at your next dinner party or soiree. Heart-string tugging and smile-inducing lyrics are guaranteed to bring back rushing memories of good times with good people if given a listen years from now."
- Tanya, MusicRoamer.com (Apr 22, 2011)

"In Like Lions has an edge that is well adapted to the smooth, ballad-like vocals of Troy Ramey. The first track, "At Night", hints on Kings of Leon and a ' 97 Collective Soul. Electric guitars create a raw, but surprisingly familiar feel. What interested me were the obvious signs of change and progress. Each song is quite different, well-defining the spectrum, which, in and of itself, could be steadily growing. The live piano sound meshes well with the synth strings, bass, guitars and a very spunky drum kit. the hits just chug along, keeping you moving, so what better word is there? "Don't Stay Home" is very much a feel-good song. The punchy bass guitar fills and tribal, "Graceland" sounding drums make me wish I were anywhere but home right now, i suppose appropriately so. "20's and Dreams" blurs all its own lines and boundaries, as the whole song swims in a figure-8 whirlpool of electric jello. It's all quite comforting."
- Kyle Patrick, GROOPEASE.COM (Apr 22, 2011)

"...In like Lions are a radio-ready alt-rock quartet reflecting Crow(e)s both Black and Counting. "
- MICHAEL MAROTTA, Boston Phoenix (Oct 12, 2010)

"Ah, if we've heard it once, we've heard it a thousand times (to be fair, we do drink a lot in Brighton): A couple of guys express a shared interest in putting together an alt-blues rock band, get together to practice and then, an eighth and some Mario Kart later, they're just another group of never-beens. But every once in a camo can, a group like In Like Lions comes along. Not only have they stuck with it, but they're celebrating their second CD release with a show at Church. Way to rub it in, guys."
- Weekly Dig (Jun 18, 2010)

General Info

Band Members
Dave Bates - Drums, James Bridges - Rhythm Guitar, Dave Kauffman - Bass, Troy Ramey - Vocals
Artist Name
In Like Lions
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Rock / Indie Arena Rock

Contact Info

Boston, MA

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