About"Boston-based Lansdowne, armed with an undying passion for performance, has burst onto the music scene with a sound and story that tells of a dramatic past and a relentlessly energetic present. Formed in January 2006, Lansdowne is Jon Ricci (vocals, lyrics), Shaun Lichtenstein (guitars), and Tom Sargent (bass). The name originates from the legendary Boston street cradled between historic Fenway Park, and the clubs that have been home to generations of music.
Pulling influence from decades of rock, ranging from bands like The Goo Goo Dolls, Pearl Jam, U2 and The Police, to singer/songwriters like Jeff Buckley and John Mayer, the band draws upon an eclectic base to push forward with their own sound. Already having opened for artists including Wyclef Jean, Blessid Union Of Souls, and OK Go, Lansdowne has wasted no time proving that they can share the stage with some of the world's most popular acts." -From Sonicbids EPK
Lansdowne's first album, Leaving Boston, debuted in July of 2006, shortly before they qualified to compete in Bon Jovi's Have a Nice Gig (sponsored by Saturn). In August of 2006, their song, "The Hours in Between," was played on WBCN 104.1: "The Rock of Boston."