Sleeping Beauty Wakes - Groove Lily
Composer: Milburn, Vigoda
Lyricist: Milburn, Vigoda
This 2008/2009 recording is GrooveLily's soundtrack to the theatrical production of the same name, which they unveiled in 2007. The story is a modern-day interpretation of the 17th century fairy tale Sleeping Beauty; singer/violinist Valerie Vigoda and singer/keyboardist Brendan Milburn (who wrote all of the material and are joined by drummer Gene Lewin, GrooveLily's third member) envision what the sleeping princess' life would be like if she awoke in the late 2000s.
Favoring a melodic and introspective approach to pop-rock, Groovelily is a promising group that has acquired a small following playing around the eastern U.S. in the mid-to-late 1990s. The group wouldn't have come about had singer/songwriter Valerie Vigoda not been pursuing a solo career. Originally from suburban Virginia near Washington, DC, Vigoda recorded her debut solo album, Inhabit My Heart, in 1994 and was leading her own band when she met keyboardist/songwriter Milburn. The two clicked creatively and began collaborating, and in 1995, Vigoda formed Groovelily with Milburn and drummer Max Langert.