New Life Crisis is an American male Rock singing and musical band.
Originally formed in 1986 by Rob Woebber and Jerry Hollis under the name Virginia Dare, they pulled together with drummer Paul Garafola to form a mix of originals and covers and would go on to play songs in the influence of The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Depeche Mode and The Smiths to name a few. After the addition of bassist Dave Isham, they changed the name of the band to New Life Crisis and went on to play the tri-state circuit for years performing to packed clubs and developed a large following. After Rob Woebber, guitarist and keyboardist, left the band in 1992, the band went on for a few years cycling through members until the other founding member, Jerry Hollis left and handed the band over to his brother Paul Mahos.
Paul Mahos, Steve O'Brien, Steve Bonacio and Jeff Allegue joined together in September 1999, signing to Tommy Boy Records in Spring of 2000. Their debut single "Daylight" appeared on MTV's platinum selling "Party to Go Remixed" and was also recorded by the European group No Angels, selling more than three million copies worldwide in 2001 and 2002.
But Tommy Boy folded before the release of their album. In 2005, the group finally released their self-titled debut album, through independent label. The album included the song "Breaking", featured on the hit MTV show "Laguna Beach: The Real O.C." and the smash single "Dirty Little Girl".
The same year, New Life Crisis's single "Dirty Little Girl" was heard my music executive Stephen Stone from Ruffhouse Entertainment).
In 2006, drummer Steve Dupree left the band and was replaced by session drummer and previous member of New Life Crisis, Steve O'Brien.
In 2007, Paul Mahos and New Life Crisis was invited to play for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual Gala, held in Rumson, New Jersey. The event raised more than 1.3 Million Dollars for Juvenile Diabetes Research.
"Dirty Little Girl," from the self-titled album, was played on October 3, 2007, during an appearance by Paul Mahos and Joe Cumia on the XM Radio program The Opie & Anthony Show.
They were the house band Dockers Bar and Restaurant for almost 20-years in the Hamptons.
In 2010, New Life Crisis was voted "Best Band in the Hamptons" by "Hamptons.com"
In 2010, Paul Mahos was interviewed by Nicole B. Brewer on the online interview show, "Main Street Series"
In 2012 Dan's Papers readers named New Life Crisis a Best of the Best winner for local band in the Hamptons.
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