Lioness (band)

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Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock, Dance
Years active 2007–present
Labels New Romantic
Associated acts controller.controller
No Dynamics'
Members Vanessa Fischer
Ronnie Morris
Jeff Scheven

Lioness is a Canadian indie rock dance band formed in January 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The band was formed by Ronnie Morris and Jeff Scheven, former rhythm section of controller.controller (Paper Bag Records) and No Dynamics' vocalist Vanessa Fischer.[1] Lioness released their debut self-titled EP, Lioness on October 21, 2008 on New Romantic.[2]

Playing in low-key after-hours sets in off-the-radar locales in Toronto has led to supporting appearances with Hercules and Love Affair, !!!, You Say Party! We Say Die! and k-os.[3]

Their sound combines dark disco grooves of Scheven's heavy drumming with Morris' unique bass sound and is conspicuous for its lack of guitars.[4] Fischer draws upon jazz, old soul and blues, roaring over layers of electronic squall. On stage, they are a synthesis of electronic rock band and performance art project, a drum and bass wall of sound bathed in red light.[citation needed]

In 2009, Lioness took part in an interactive documentary series called City Sonic. The series, which featured 20 Toronto artists, had them talk about Toronto’s Masonic Temple and the band's attraction to the mystery of the Freemasons.



  • Vanessa Fischer (2007–present)
  • Ronnie Morris (2007–present)
  • Jeff Scheven (2007–present)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Raham, Lauren (2008-10-25). "Lioness Lioness". Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived May 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [2] Archived August 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "The Way I See It | Wavelength". 2004-12-04. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 

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