A Lily is James Vella, better known as the songwriter and guitar player for Kent-based indie-rock band yndi halda.
As A Lily, though, James makes music with a computer and as many instruments
as he can find - the making of debut full-length wake:sleep included
electric and acoustic guitars, accordion, piano, drums, glockenspiel,
bass, lapsteel, zheng, vocals and a light switch.
A Lily was
born wide-eyed admiration for starry skies, empty beaches, towering
trees and campfires.
The summer of 2006 saw the debut full-length
from A Lily, released on San Francisco's Dynamophone
James will release a new EP, entitled I Dress My Ankles with God's Sweetest Words in August 2008.