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Dancing Heals is a Melbourne based five piece that tastefully weaves tales of nostalgia, angst and lust into melodic and memorable popular songs.
Combining youthful passion, soaring synths and crystal acoustics layered with the subtlety of red wine inebriation; the music lies somewhere between the thump of Arcade Fire and delicacy of Nick Drake.
The band was born in 2009 from a collection of seasoned Melbourne musicians. Featuring instruments ranging from electric and acoustic guitars, Hammonds and synths, to live drums and samples, the songs take on their own depth without conforming to any particular trend. It's easy, inviting and layered for a thousand listens.
Taking a short break from Melbourne in April 2009, Jon-Lee took the song acoustic to North America - first up, alongside Youth Group in New York City and then further shows in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Since their live debut as a band in February 2010, Dancing Heals have played a slew of shows in Australia... standouts including shows with Astronautalis (USA) and Fanfarlo (UK).
In October 2010, the band took a self funded 2 week trip to Los Angeles, where they played five shows at venues including the Key Club on Sunset Strip and Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Making connections, selling a tonne of records and garnering interest from industry types, the band will return soon with more artillery.
The band are currently working with both Tony Espie (Midnight Juggernauts, The Holidays) and Paul 'Woody' Annison (Children Collide, The Living End) on finishing off works for their debut long player.