All about Lemon Demon
(taken from the old version of Neil's website)
Hi my name is Neil Cicierega, the singer and songwriter behind Lemon Demon, a musical project and live band based out of Kingston, Massachusetts.
This is me.
Long before Lemon Demon existed, from ages 12 to 16, I wrote music under the flag of Trapezoid. It was fun, synthy, mostly instrumental music. In the year 2003, I decided to start creating songs with lyrics and more realistic sounding instruments, and generally improve my songwriting. So I changed my band name to Lemon Demon and got to work. That year I released two albums! Go me!
Around 2004 my neighbor and childhood friend Alora Lanzillotta took up bass playing. With her skills, my keyboard, and an iPod loaded with drum beats, we started performing Lemon Demon songs at local open mics. We did that for a little while.
In late 2005 I released a song called "The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny" alongside a flash animation by Shawn Vulliez. To date it's my biggest hit, getting millions of views and even some radio play. Hot damn!
In 2006 the live band took on Charles "Chooch" Sergio, my brother-in-law, on guitar. We hosted the first annual "Lemonic Demonade", a show/party/BBQ/sleepover in the yard between me and Alora's houses. Lemon Demon fans from all over attended, generally impressing and confusing me. It wasn't until 2007 when we ditched the iPod drummer and got Tony Wry to join our squad. In addition to the second Lemonic Demonade, we were invited over to Michigan to play at Youmacon, a gigantic Anime convention. We don't even have anything to do with anime, but it was totally awesome.