About the Band
Handsome Young Ladies is western New York's wildly classy cover outfit. Imagine the rhythm section of Nirvana fronted by Elvis Costello playing cover songs. Anchored out of Rochester NY, H.Y.L. is a power trio with decades of experience in both the regional and national music scenes as well as the recording industry. Specializing in festivals, clubs, bars, and private events including weddings, birthdays, and corporate parties. H.Y.L. brings your favorite multi-genre hits of the last 40+ years to life. Fronted by Chicago import Sam Swanson (of Midwest Blue, Dormlife, and Boomjuice) leading the band on both guitar and vocals. Filling in behind him is local musician Anthony Carvalho (of Red Letter Statement and Praxia) backing him on the bass. Rounding out the trio playing drums and doing back up vocals is studio producer Jesse Sprinkle (of Poor Old Lu, Demon Hunter, Dead Poetic, and Bluebrick Recordings).