Delphi Freeman is an emerging 18-year-old indie-pop music artist, singer/songwriter & female- front for the band, Delphi Freeman. From a remarkably musical extended family (where musical instruments outnumber the furniture!), Delphi’s SF Bay Area-based band is comprised of her and her two talented older brothers Luke and James Lyford. Delphi is a passionate and precociously gifted musician/multi-instrumentalist (violin, piano, guitar) with over 100 self- written original songs already under her belt. Performing weekly shows at Ghirardelli Square since 2014 – just a few blocks west of the hustle of the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Delphi’s live shows at the world-renowned chocolate venue have become a tourist attraction in themselves and helped build her growing International – as well as local – fan bases.
Tilting the music genre scale toward indie- pop with a heavy dose of earnest folk, Delphi’s authentic sound takes a decidedly out-of-the-box approach, particularly for her age group and within the pop genre. Delving into uncharted dimensions of songwriting and sound, Delphi has been recognized as being talented beyond her years, an unusually remarkable young female performing artist. Many have compared her to a young Jewel or Alanis Morrisette, (both of whom she’d never previously heard), folk songstress Joni
Mitchell, Tori Amos and current pop chart topper Daya. During her weekly performances, she is known to draw tourists and local passersby into the Ghirardelli mermaid fountain plaza, where they’re mesmerized and drawn to her pure, shining voice and melodic, thought-provoking lyrics. Her talented brothers/bandmates keep a tight, percussive accompaniment as the crowd grows.
“I love writing lyrics that are meaningful and deep with the ability to make a person feel hopeful and happy and uplift those who are going through difficult times. There’s so much love, discovery, and adventure yet to be experienced in this world! I hope my music inspires people to love those they are closest to and to reach out to those who are not so close, the lonely and forgotten,” Delphi says of her musical mission.
In late 2015/early 2016, Delphi and the band produced and released three original singles. A full original debut album, “Audio Cinema”, was recorded over the summer of 2016 at the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. “Audio Cinema” features drummer Donny Baldwin and pianist Chris Smith of Jefferson Starship, and saxophonist Greg Thomas of P-Funk. The band also collaborated with composer/conductor Minna Choi of MagikMagik Orchestra (who has worked with indie/alternative artists Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie, among others). It was co- produced by the trio, OwlCove Productions and Jefferson Starship’s production manager Lewis Robertson and partner Rachel “Lightning” Rose. It is scheduled for release in early 2017.