Portland Oregon turns out another top-notch band. Lip Service. Music that takes on personal and global relationships, love & politics, with honesty, grit and strength. Influenced by home grown American music. Rock & roll, funk and blues. The lean sound of Lip Service, unfiltered by any corporate concern, immediately strikes a chord with people. Connecting through strong lyrics and the pulse of their music. With a passionate group writing process at a new level of collaboration on their CD 'Love & Politics'. Blending rock, blues and funk while keeping an ear on the world inspires their singular music. It's no wonder Portland is America's new indie rock Mecca! Performing live is definitely a highlight for Lip Service. Bars or Bookstores, Colleges or Charities, Fairs, Theme Parks or intimate House Parties are all a great way for us to meet and mix with everyone involved. The core of the band has been together since the late '90s when Paul DeLano (Extended-range Bassist) joined Rex Beard (Guitarist) on stage and in the studio during the making of 'Yesterdaze Child', the project of a singer/songwriter hailing from Tennessee. The result was an eleven song CD that can still be found on-line. Working with Keri Fletcher-Eason (Vocals) during the same project they decided to come together as a group with a long term view. A little patience delivered Mark Drury (Drums) and that rare chemistry emerged. Mark welds the band tightly together as he joins forces with the colossal bass playing of Paul on his arsenal of custom signature series, yes his signature, eight-string basses. Rex's guitar winds and grooves between rhythm and lead adding fuel to the fiery mix, as Keri's soulful and adept voice weaves it all together. Lip Service. A local band with a global view.