Discovered Artist Voting!Voting is open NOW. Monday, February 25th, 2019 to Friday, March 1st, 2019. Voting link available below!
We are excited to once again work with Discover Lehigh Valley in spotlighing those who are either new to the scene or who had a breakout year in recognition! Who will join our exclusive list of winners?
LVMA 16 Winner - Cedar Green
LVMA 17 Winner - Jordyn Kenzie
LVMA 18 Winner - Julia Sommer
LVMA 19 Winner - Stacy Gabel
LVMA 20 Discovered Artist Nominees
ITO is an original band out of Easton Pennsylvania. Formed in 2016 by Galen Deery (ukulele and vocals), his brother Simon Deery (bass), and childhood friend Nick DiJesso (drums). All getting an early start in the world of music by being students of the School of Rock program. Over the summer of 2017 ITO consisted of Galen, Nick, and a new bass player Thalia Colon, Keyboard Matt Miller-Brown, and Lead Guitar Will Coccia. This line up produced the first short album “Barefoot”. Since the album release, the band split up and then reformed bringing Simon back in, and a new drummer Michael Lear. With wild energy and a strong connection between the three, the music has taken a leap forward.
“…at that moment, I got something that changed my life; I got a signature Les Paul with a Humbucker single pickup. The first guitar I ever owned….wasn’t very powerful on the amp. But, after a few months, I went to the School of Rock. I learned three things: stage presence, songs, and my future job. I knew it would eventually take me somewhere. Around 2014-2015, I left the School, and it was hard. I wasn’t getting anywhere. All I knew when I left was chords, and I wanted more. So I auditioned for this High School, the High School I’m in currently, and I got in. I’m in the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, or in my case (ChArts). And I’ve learned a lot since then…”
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