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Lloyd Dobler Effect has been full time touring musicians for almost a decade, having performed in over forty states and thirteen countries. The band has an impressive list of accomplishments: winners of the 99.1 WHFS Big Break Contest that pitted Lloyd Dobler Effect against hundreds of area rock bands and led to several main stage appearances at the Washington DC HFStival; headlining multiple international Armed Forces Entertainment tours; and being voted one of the top ten best bands on the east coast in a Washington Post reader’s poll. Lloyd Dobler Effect has amassed a solid and growing fan base and they love their fans.
The name for the group comes from the main character in the 1989 movie “Say Anything” starring John Cusack, where Lloyd Dobler held a large boombox over his head outside of his girlfriend’s window and blasted “In Your Eyes” in an effort to describe his feelings for her. This image soon became an iconic symbol of romance by an entire generation of women who expect similar expressions of love from their mates. The Lloyd Dobler Effect name was primarily adopted because the band wants that same feeling to come across in their music.
Based in Silver Spring, MD., a suburb just outside of Washington, D.C., Lloyd Dobler Effecthas gained a stellar reputation on the national college circuit and worldwide music scene as the next great band to watch. They have performed on the same bill with such notable artists as Santata, Steve Winwood, The Fray, Jane’s Addiction, Eminem, The Strokes, The Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, The Roots, Jack Johnson, Better Than Ezra and 3rd Eye Blind, among others.
Lloyd Dobler Effect’s multi-layered and upbeat music showcases their universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences.