Ilia (band)

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Origin Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
Genres Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, Ambient, Indie
Years active 2003–present
Labels indie
Associated acts Relentless Pursuit
Members Suzy Martinez
Jessica Patterson
Ben Flora
Justin Patterson
Jared Black

Ilia is an American rock group originating from Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The band consists of Suzy Martinez (Vocals), Jessica Patterson (drums), Justin Patterson (guitar),Jared Black (guitar) and Ben Flora (Bass).

Ilia formed under the name Relentless Pursuit in 2003. When the original band dissolved, a few of the remaining members formed a new band, while attending Visible School (located in Memphis, Tennessee).[1] The band began touring full time in 2007 and have garnered praise from numerous magazines,[2] including being named the #2 Unsigned Band in HM Magazine's Readers' Poll 3 years in a row-2008, 2009, 2010 and placing #6 on CCM Magazine's list of Best Hard Rock Bands of 2007. They have had Four (4) national charting radio singles "Last Night", "Portrait of a Lying Heart", "Wake The Dead" and the newest single "As Winter Stays".


  • Ilia - Ep (2007)[3]
  • Ilia - Special Edition Ep (2008)[4]
  • Ilia - Reborn Ep (2014)


  1. ^ Biography at, Retrieved July 8, 2009
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  3. ^ Ilia - Ep at
  4. ^ Ilia - Special Edition Ep at