La Res formed in 2007 when its three members got together and decided to create the music they couldn't find on the radio or in the store. Though radically different in personality and musical tastes, the chemistry between the three (K. Lorrel Manning on bass and lead vocals, Dave Riccardi on guitar and noise, and Johnny Morris on drums) is undeniable. This band of mystics has created a massive amount of material in a short period of time and are looking for every opportunity to get it out into the world. Manning's lyrics tend to focus on the deeply personal, political, and/or spiritual, while Riccardi finds every possible way to bring the noise, and Morris the beat. The result is music that is raw, driving, unapologetic and real. In just two years of playing such popular NYC venues as the Mercury Lounge, Pianos, and Webster Hall, the band has become known for their incredibly powerful live shows.
The just completed recording its first full-length CD, "Revolution," with producer Roger Greenawalt at the helm. Three of the songs will appear in Manning's upcoming feature film HAPPY NEW YEAR, that he wrote and directed.