Songwriter and performer, Lily Vakili, has been on a wild ride: “I was born in Honduras during a military coup,” says the New Jersey-based artist, “in the hospital, my dad had to walk over injured soldiers to welcome me to the world. He’s always said that set the stage for everything else in my life.”

A couple continents, too many jobs, several careers, and three children later, Lily is making music her way - passionate, personal, driven - and defiantly original.

Vakili Band includes Ben St. Jack (lead guitar), Joel Dorow (harmonica), Gordon Kuba (drums) and Matt Jovanis (bass) and has released two studio albums: Oh Alright (producer/engineer Ray Ketchem) and Walking Sideways (producer/engineer David Amlen).