Lovewhip


Boston Music Award winners and five-time nominees

Independent Music Award winners (sponsored by the Musician's Atlas)
Songs featured on MTV's Veronica Mars, Paris Hilton's BFF,
Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and many other shows

"Exciting dancehall-punk-disco collisions!" ~ LA Weekly

"A mash-up of all the world's most danceable music, from electro to Afro-beat,
to reggaeton and post-punk. It's a hell of an experience to see them live." ~ Boston's Weekly Dig

"It's an electro dance martini. Take a few shots of synth, pour on reggae and funk drums,
shake, shake, shake and serve over rockin' guitar lines." ~ The Boston Herald

Lovewhip is a dance band that jams. Playing a party-starting mix of psychedelic rock, reggae, dance-pop, and world music, the Boston Award-Winning group whips up infectious original songs for those who love shaking that booty on the dancefloor! Combining the best of world and reggae dance rhythms with 80’s synth, the band’s sound is topped off by singer/guitarist Empress Erin’s soaring psychedelic rock guitar and soulful vocals, creating an “irresistible party soundtrack” that fans love! Think Talking Heads, Gwen Stefani and Daft Punk all rolled into one. With Juicy Jim on bass, backed by drums and sequences in their trio, and saxophone in their quartet. Fans may have heard the band’s song “Wrecking Machine” from their latest album, Love Electric, on SHOWTIME’s hit TV show, Shameless!

The project of frontwoman/guitarist/singer Erin Harpe and bassist Jim Countryman, Lovewhip has been making eclectic dance music since their first release Whip It, Baby! in 2000. Lovewhip’s multicultural influences have ranged from Jamaican reggae and dancehall to Nigerian soukous and highlife, afrobeat, and more recently retro 80’s electro. “The overall concept has always been to lift people out of their daily drudgery and get them dancing and feeling good,” says Harpe. And that’s just what they’ve done, touring regularly around the country to great reactions and dancing crowds.

Lovewhip has released four critically acclaimed studio albums (Whip It Baby!, Bouncehall, Virtual Booty Machine, and Love Electric) and one live album (Live Booty Pop). Their latest album, Love Electric, is a futuristic dance party complete with unicorns, icebots, intrigue, and rock’n’roll! Each song on the album is chock full of catchy hooks, mixing dancehall reggae with disco, pop and rock. The album was produced by Jake Zavracky (producer/composer, of the bands Cyanide Valentine and Quick Fix), and recorded in Boston and Brooklyn. “It all comes together like a Kraftwerk cover band hanging out with Fischerspooner on a DEVO appreciation night at the hottest dance club in town.”

Festivals

Wormtown (MA)
Strange Creek (MA)
Jamaica Plain Music Festival (MA)
Old 78 Farm Fall Festival (MA)
Zumix Summer Concert Series (MA)
Wake Up the Earth Festival (MA)
Whaling Festival (MA)
Green Love Festival (ME)
Harry's Harvest Ball (ME)
New Hampshire (ME)
Solarfest (ME)
Loon Mountain Ice Cream Festival (ME)
All Good Festival (WV)
Stratton Mtn Labor Day Festival (VT)
Marketfest (CA)
Nelson Ledges (OH)
South by Southwest (TX)
North by Northwest (Toronto, Canada)

Colleges

University of ME, Portland (ME)
St Lawrence University (NY)
SUNY New Paltz (NY)
Brown University (RI)
University of RI, Kingston (RI)
Dartmouth (NH)
Keene State College (NH)
UNH Dover (NH)
Green Mountain College (VT)
St Michael's College (VT)
UVM Burlington (VT)
Amherst College (MA)
Greenfield Community College (MA)
Harvard (MA)
Mass College of Liberal Arts (MA)
Northeastern (MA)
Smith (MA)
UMASS Amherst (MA)
Worcester Polytechnic Inst (MA)

Ski Resorts

New Hampshire
Attitash
Mt Cranmore
Whaleback
Maine
Sunday River
Sugarloaf
Vermont
Mt Snow
Sugarbush
Killington
Stratton
Stowe