The Lemonhammer consists of Alexis Harte (electric guitars & vocals), Fergus Lenehan (bass & backing vocals), Damond Moodie (acoustic guitars & vocals), and Aaron Brinkerhoff (drums, harmonica, & backing vocals). They blend voices and weave the breadth of their experience to produce powerful original music.
For the last four years, this Bay-Area based group has impressed live audiences with their diverse blend of rock, blues, pop, and soul with performances in Berkeley, San Francisco and Marin (including a highly successful opening slot for The Fixx & Smashmouth at the Sausalito Arts Festival)
They can also produce an all-acoustic set of music.
What to Expect
The Lemonhammer's genre-bending approach to rock, and alternative take on cover songs make them equally at home performing at a wedding, a backyard BBQ, a corporate event in a ballroom, or in an intimate acoustic house concert.
We can provide sound equipment to enhance our acoustic sound or deliver a full-on rock-n-roll experience!
The Berkeleyside -
"Pounding Sweet Sounds with The Lemonhammer"
The San Francisco Chronicle said-
"The Lemonhammer nails rock n' roll with some soul"
The Lemon Hammer is a sweet and sour mash-up that goes well with most drinks. They spin stories that span rind bitterness to floral bloom sweet, while the sound is ripe with sticky rhythms, searing leads, and a soul stirring delivery. While its members have been known to say, “Genre is for suckers,“ the Lemon Hammer is growing somewhere on the rock tree, between the folk and blues branches, with leaves of soul, pop, and singer-songwriter shading it.
Alexis Harte is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist. With The Lemon Hammer he coaxes delicious yet gritty electric guitar lines from his fingers, squeezes his delicate rasp on top of the music, and shares his gift of song craftsmanship. Fergus Lenehan provides the hammer in the 35 Hertz range, with his 4 and 5 string basses. He also gives good stage face. Damond Moodie both attacks and caresses the microphone. He also writes songs, and claws out rhythm on acoustic guitar; Aaron Brinkerhoff holds it all down on the stand-up cocktail drum kit, while somehow wailing on the harmonica, singing the high part, and contributing songs.
About 75 - 90% of our songs are original, when we cover songs they might be "Ain't No Sunshine" By Bill Withers, "Message in a Bottle" by The Police, "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman, "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley, "Bad Moon Rising" by CCR. Our cover choices reflect the variety in our original compositions and performance.
|Aaron Brinkerhoff||Drums/ harmonica/vocals|
|Damond Moodie||Acoustic guitar/vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, U2, Paul Simon, Seal, Bill Withers, The Pogues, The Pixies, D'Angelo, Radiohead