About a year ago, right here on the outskirts of the UC Berkeley campus, the native Californian singer/songwriter Connie Lim created a band composed of the keys, bass, congas, drums, guitar and violin. The band’s style is reminiscent of Fiona Apple, U2, Natalie Merchant, Tracy Chapman, and the Counting Crows; They get down gritty, driven mainly by The Blues. Amen.
With the help of a close friend friend who has been recording with her since middleschool, James Blashaw, Connie worked tirelessly, home-studio style, to create a tangible sampler for listeners to get an idea of more music to come. The project was organic, based on a low-budget and a high work ethic. The product is sincere, unpretentious, and anxious to connect.
Connie has begun to build buzz in the Bay Area as she travels tirelessly back and forth between Berkeley and LA to share her music. This month, the Connie Lim Band will be focusing on the official kick-off of a more extensive California tour for the promotion of her debut EP, entitled Shifting. Most gigs will be played alongside the best: Walker Johnson on drums, Ian Luo on Bass, AJ Magnuson on Guitar, and Farhad Farahmand on Congas.