BioAmidst shades of crimson poured from red light bulbs,serviced and imbibed by even redder wine whilst a soundmachine conditions the air of a dark wood Victorian den.Stereo speakers sound the vibrations of words like,“I don’t mind if all that’s wonderful is buried under whatwe assume; keep telling me, to lose myself, to be set free…” PIEL’s lead singer, Tiki Lewis, cultivates the band’s essencewhile delivering these lyrics in a sultry yet urgent voice inthe song “Speakers”. From their electro rock dance hit“Studio 54 (Contagious)” to the moodier BlondeRedhead/Duran Duran tinged “Babble On”, PIEL hasbeen luring even the most skeptical wallflowers ontothe dance floor at local Los Angeles venues from Crash Mansionand The Hive art gallery to The Key Club. Lewis, a South Side Chicago native, steeped in spirittransmissions and tutelage from a stunning array of80's pop gods, grew up performing in various clubs inher hometown. Her delicate whispers into contagious hooksand full-blown cathartic, unabashed roars mesmerizesaudiences and ignites souls. PIEL as a vehicle, if not a temple for Lewis's mantra's,is backed by five Los Angeles natives all having playedin their respected L.A. bands, touring both the west coastand nationally. Cultivated from L.A.'s diverse musicalunderground,Jawnee Burkes (bass) co-founder of Woven/That Noise,Chris Lopez (guitar) - Fire At Play, cousinsTamiye Yahata (taiko/backup vocals) - Ninja Academy andKen Ramirez (drums) - Paper Pills/That Noise along withSteve Abagon (guitar) co-founder of Woven,who has recorded and performed with artists such asPerry Farrell, Rickie Lee Jones, and Chris Dowd (of o.g. Fishbone fame),have all brought their unique styles to the fold; broadeningPIEL's ever changing sound. Today this strong, six piece collective carries the torchof break through material in soul soaring, electro laced,tribal dance romps spiked with punked out liberationfrequencies since PIEL's original inception in 2004with Lewis and Peter Atanasoff of Tito andthe Tarantula and Rickie Lee Jones fame. Following up their debut 2008 release of “Birthmarks and Bruises”,PIEL is currently finishing up the final touches of theirnew EP mixed by Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Jane’s Addiction,Incubus, Stone Temple Pilots).