Bluesy alternative rock band Delmont was born on the streets of Philadelphia when a broken guitar was found in a dumpster. Since then, nothing has been the same.
The band was initially formed in 2014 by Sean Ramirez and Joey Fontana writing acoustic songs in an apartment in Manayunk. With Sean’s soulful raspy vocals and Joey’s virtuosic guitar playing, this small passion project slowly gave birth to something larger than originally imagined. The duo was eventually joined by Bassist Colby Fischang, Rhythm Guitarist Ryan Branagh and Drummer Jonah Kazman. With Colby’s funky bass lines, Ryan’s steady riffs and Jonah’s chest-pounding drum beats rounding out the rhythm section, the line up was complete and Delmont was born.
While all members hail from the Northeast, Delmont’s music brings a unique southern rock n’ soul touch to the fertile Philly rock scene. Alternating between the grit and soul of the blues and more pop-inflected rock, Delmont achieves balancing many styles of music. Their lyrics strive to address life’s difficult questions and connect diverse groups of people.
Delmont draws its inspiration from the values Philly is known for: hard work and passion. A Philadelphian understands that nothing is given and if you want something you must work to the bone for it. After playing numerous gigs, the band finally recorded some of their material for their debut EP, Aged. Recorded at the renowned Forge Recording studios, the five-track EP is a blistering, soulful rock n’ roll collection filled with relatable, contemplative lyrics. Aged will be released in Spring 2019.
Delmont knows that anything worth doing right takes a lot of sweat and, perhaps, also a lot of whiskey. It takes hard work, drive and passion. Their mission is simple -- to serve as the soundtrack to the triumphs, pitfalls, victories, failures, struggles, and celebrations to all of our lives.
DATE September 13th, 2019
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