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Dremana
 
DREMANA was created in 2000 by songwriter Grace Sharington and European-born composer/producer Spam. The duo laid the foundation for DREMANA by writing and recording 11 songs in the studio they built together. Sharington and Spam wanted everything DREMANA to be under one roof. Today, DREMANA Inc. includes a recording studio, production company, CD/DVD manufacturing, web design/hosting, and anything else a band needs to be self reliant. In December 2004, the band held TWO positions on XM RADIO’S “TOP 20 MOST PLAYED UNSIGNED BANDS.” DREMANA”S do-it-yourself approach is working. While constructing the business end of DREMANA, they also began the process of assembling a full band for future writing, recording and performing. Karl Geckler, internationally accomplished sculptor and composer in his own right, soon joined DREMANA as a second guitarist. Jamie Principle (aka Gypsi), one of the nation’s premiere house music artist/producers, currently experiencing success with a resurgence of his song with Frankie Knuckles, “Bac N Da Day” (Billboard Magazine Dance Chart NUMBER ONE July 2004) was added shortly thereafter to perform programming and vocals. Bassist Jason Habbley, formerly of Chicago funk band D-Funct and drummer Ziggy from Mississippi metal band Minor Chord, rounded out the line-up and solidified DREMANA as a strong musical force in both the studio and live setting. DREMANA is also known for their network of revolving guest musicians including their latest experimentation with Leah Beabout, a female rapper from Brooklyn dubbed "Feminem" by Spin Magazine (April 2002). Although Sharington's past includes numerous national print and commercial dealings in modeling, she has also worked as a songwriter for Nash Publishing/Los Angeles and a handful of noted international record labels. Her resume includes writing for artists such as The Scorpions, Gillette and Maximillion. "Hacker Rock" is how they describe their sound (a term of their own invention) but it would suffice to say that DREMANA is a kind of punched-up, edgy, pop band that, in addition to the traditional drum/guitar/bass lineup, uses programming arrangements reminiscent of a rock opera. The Chicago-based sextet has captured this unique sound on their self titled debut CD "DREMANA" which has been described as "dangerously addictive ear candy" by Soak Magazine and "A mini-orchestra" by Chicago Tribune. The fusion helped the band develop a loyal fan base and ultimately attracted the attention of Columbia College’s AEMMP Records, the label that released "DREMANA" in April 2003. DREMANA, currently self-managed, released EP (August 2004) “Aroundsomanycornersnowlookwhatwevebecome,” a sample of what’s brewing in the studio right now for the next full-length CD.

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