Lionize started when four high school friends in Maryland got together to have fun in their parent's basement with the goal of picking up girls by performing music. Drawing on their mutual love of reggae acts like Steel Pulse, Bob Marley, Toots, and Capleton and rock groups like The Police, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath, the band sought out to create a new sound in reggae and a new sound in rock.
After a year of performing regionally to their expanding fan base, they sold their first 1000 home printed CD's out of the back of their cars, attracting the attention of promoter and international touring artists. They soon found themselves sharing the stage with reggae legends such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Israel Vibration and Yellow Man in addition to rock headliners such as Hoobastank and Flogging Molly.
Lionize continued to tour relentlessly, playing more than 250 dates over two years and selling another 2000 copies of their subsequent album Danger My Dear (2005).
Barely in their 20s, their work began gamering the attention of producers and musicians living in their area. With their follow-up EP Mummies Wrapped in Money (2006), they enlisted the aid of producer/engineer Scott Spelbring whose resume includes Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, OAR, Lincoln Park among others. Neil Fallon, the lead singer of Clutch, also lends his vocal talents to the title track.
Building a strong regional presence among fans, promoters and musicians alike, Lionize are continuing to excited the masses through their dynamic live performances at clubs, colleges, and festivals. They are also currently working on finishing their first full-length album.