THE BAND

LILLY-ANNE MERAT

- VOCALS, KEYTAR

TOM BEST

- DRUMS

MERRICK NOYES

- KEYS, VOCALS

WILL DOWLING

- BASS, VOCALS

Third Nature is a very different animal today than it was ten years ago. With the recent integration of lead vocalist, Lilly-Anne Merat, the band’s unique blend of rock, house, hip-hop, and downtempo is bringing taste and originality to the world of live electronic music. Sultry melodies are paired with evocative harmonies over a pulsating rhythm that beckons you to the dance floor.

 

Though a young band, Third Nature’s history runs deep. Their tradition is rooted in family, a love of life, and a collective goal to create music that speaks from the heart and to the soul. Founding members Merrick Noyes (keyboards/vocals) Will Dowling (bass/vocals) and Tom Best (drums) began performing as Third Nature in 2004, during their high school years in Connecticut. Through years of practice, sweaty collegiate basement parties and forays into the small festival circuit, they developed a more refined brand of live electronic music.

 

           While in college, the band met Merat and they knew something magical would come from their collaboration. After college, the band set its sights on Asheville, North Carolina as its new headquarters. They made the move in 2013. Since then, Merat has become a more permanent fixture in the line-up, bringing a soulful lyricism to the band’s historically jam-oriented sound. The result is a sound that lies somewhere between a DJ set and an indie-rock show; equal parts danceable and listenable.

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