Lloyd Dobler Effect has been full time touring musicians for almost a decade, having performed in over forty states and thirteen countries. The band has an impressive list of accomplishments: winners of the 99.1 WHFS Big Break Contest that pitted LDE against hundreds of area rock bands and led to several main stage appearances at the Washington DC HFStival; headlining multiple international Armed Forces Entertainment tours; and being voted one of the top ten best bands on the east coast in a Washington Post reader's poll. LDE has amassed a solid and growing fan base and they love their fans.
The name for the group comes from the main character in the 1989 movie "Say Anything" starring John Cusack, where Lloyd Dobler held a large boombox over his head outside of his girlfriend's window and blasted "In Your Eyes" in an effort to describe his feelings for her. This image soon became an iconic symbol of romance by an entire generation of women who expect similar expressions of love from their mates. The LDE name was primarily adopted because the band wants that same feeling to come across in their music. Based in Silver Spring, MD., a suburb just outside of Washington, D.C., LDE has gained a stellar reputation on the national college circuit and worldwide music scene as the next great band to watch. They have performed on the same bill with such notable artists as Santata, Steve Winwood, The Fray, Jane's Addiction, Eminem, The Strokes, The Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, The Roots, Jack Johnson, Better Than Ezra and 3rd Eye Blind, among others. LDE's multi-layered and upbeat music showcases their universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences. Headlined International 2007, 2006, and 2004 AFE Tours of the Pacific and Middle East. Toured Kyrgzistan, Afghanistan, Qatar, Dijibouti, Bahrain, UAE, Japan, Singapore, China, Hawaii, Guam, Marshall Islands (Kwajalien) and Diego Garcia Winner of the 99.1 WHFS Big Break Contest. Competed with hundreds of area bands in radio station rock contest. Performed main stage at 2002 and 2003 HFStival. The HFStival is the longest running alternative rock concert in the world and is consistently one of the top ten grossing concerts nationally each year.
235 Shows and over 100,000 Miles in 2005. 235 shows performed and over 100,000 miles put on the tour van in one year. Performances as far south as Miami, north as Montreal, west as El Paso and east as Boston. Voted One of the Top Ten Best Bands in DC. The 2005 Washington Post Readers Poll voted LDE one of the top ten best live bands in the Nation's capital. Molson Snow Jam and American Music Festival. Beat out over 200 other bands in the Kahunaville "Battle of the Bands" to perform alongside Simple Plan and Mighty Bosstones at the Snow Jam in Boston. Opened for the Goo Goo Dolls at the American Music Festival in Virginia Beach.