The Pindrops is a Chicago based trio that creates adventurous pop-rock noted for its rich harmonies and inventive melodies.
They were originally formed in the fall of 2003 after Contemporary Classical composer turned singer-songwriter Dan Wallace played some of his songs for upright bassist John Collins. John was so taken with the interesting chord structures, unpredictable yet memorable melodies, and overall sophistication of Dan’s songs that he knew right away that this was the start of a band he had to be a part of. Very soon thereafter rehearsals began and John introduced drummer/percussionist George Lawler into the group (with whom he had played in the local band Squishy).
They booked their first Chicago club date at the Beat Kitchen under the name of Izis (after the Lithuanian photographer). “Izis” would soon become “The Poppies”, and would again be changed to “The Pindrops”, just before their debut album release in September of 2004.
Since their inception, The Pindrops have played such notable venues as The Empty Bottle, The Bottom Lounge and Club 3030; they have also played stints as the opener for Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and have provided live entertainment for the 6th and 7th Chicago Undershorts Film Festivals (Congress Theatre).
They are currently promoting their independently-released, self-titled debut album.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.danwallacemusic.com
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