WE ARE THE #BESTBANDINPHOENIX
We are the #BestBandInPhoenix and we play all the songs you want to hear! From Bar Gigs to Bar Mitzvahs, Backyards to Backroads, Festivals to Fishing Boats, and Weddings to Whatever, we’re in... We are the #LiarsWhoLie.
The Liars Who Lie core are Adam Stein, Edel Stein, and Rocky Searan. For over 15 years we have been playing around the Phoenix area together and separately. Music is our passion and our business. We bring the best quality entertainment to every show we play. With three lead vocalists and unique instrumentation style we have the ability to offer a variety of shows to meet the needs of any venue or occasion. Our full band includes some of Arizona’s finest musicians and, with the ability to build the right band for the event, there is nothing we can’t handle.
THE CORE THREE
Adam is skilled in audio & video production, graphic design, social media and web management and has a desire to tell stories. He brings this perspective to his passion; Music. He has extensive work as a “church mouse” leading worship music all over the valley and beyond, including an opening spot for Jars of Clay at their Arizona stop in 2003. As a “bar rat,” Adam has been playing around town for over 15 years, mostly as a solo artist (unless Rocky decided to stop by). Adam met his wife, Edel and quickly, all solo shows turned into Duos or Trios. Under a different name, the Trio competed in a national Counting Crows cover contest and finished in the top 10. After the contest, a new name was needed, and thanks to a website and a joke by their drummer, the Liars Who Lie were born.
Adam plays Taylor acoustics, Gretsch & Fender electrics, and swears by his Line 6 Helix. He is currently hunting the perfect pair of in-ears (anyone offering endorsements?)
Edel has been singing all her life, and it shows. Born into a family of musicians, it was only a matter of time before she found her voice. Everyone who hears her wants to work with her and she has shared the stage with artists that range from Grammy winners to local talent, and everything in between. Like her husband, Adam, Edel has spent significant time as a worship leader. She has collaborated on stage with Stu Garrard, Tom Booth, Ike Ndolo, Carl Heregesell, Jesse Manibusan, Trevor Thomson, and Chris Muglia. She has been a featured vocalist with local cover bands including Zimis and the Selfies. Edel brings joy and energy to each and every show. With a wide range of musical tastes, she brings variety to each and every set that is sure to keep the audience engaged and on their toes (and maybe even their feet).
Edel uses Sure microphones and in-ears, but remains loyal to no brand (unless they have an endorsement for her... looking at you 64 Audio!)
Raised in Nashville Tennessee, Rocky Searan has emerged as one of the region’s most sought after Keyboardists for both studio recording sessions and live over the last 20 years. Rocky has worked with several artists including Bluetree, Matt Maher, Signal Goodbye, Newsboys, Sonic Flood, Puff Daddy, Felix Da House Kat, Deadmau5, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Vinyl Station, Shari Rowe, Hollywood Yates, Robbie Seay Band, Riot For Romance, Michael McDonald, Zimis, Michael Land, Lee Perreira, The Scones, There’s That, and more! He has shared the stage with some of the top artists around.
In addition, Rocky is the keyboard technician for Kenny Loggins’ band. Rocky’s strength as an improvisational player allows him to blend many different genres of music.
Rocky uses and is proudly endorsed by Hammond Organ, 64 Audio, and Openlabs. He also plays Korg, Nord, & Roland keyboards and uses Ableton, Slate Digital, Helix Native, and Native Instruments software.
THE FULL BAND
The rhythm of our full band, Adam Johnson is a drummer extraordinaire! Adam has played with other bands including Dirt Moon, Jane and the Jungle, Zimis and more. However, his claim to fame is picking our name.
Adam Plays Tama & Sonor Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Vic Firth Drumsticks.
Part French Canadian, part German, part Native American, and all rock, Jon brings in the amazing low end. With unrivaled Bass playing skills, he has played around town with many bands including Zimis.
Jon Plays a Fender Jazz and a 5 string Michael Tobias Designs, through an Ampeg amp with a SWR 4x10 cabinet.
Flexibility is key... and so we partner with additional musicians as necessary to accommodate any situation. We call upon Carl Herrgesell (Vocals, Keys & Piano), Rob Payne and Kenny Butler (Guitars), John Lewis, (Drums & Percussion) Gary Hake (Bass), and more as needed!