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Born November 10, 1992, in Randolph, NJ, Molly and Kara Delonas are two triplet sisters that harmonize together. Now 17, they are active musicians in Self Animation and the at Randolph High School, named as one of the TOP 100 SCHOOLS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION in the nation by the NAMM Foundation. The girls’ father, Nick, is a progressive-hard-rock guitarist and composer who enjoys working with his children on musical projects. While their older sister has gone on to pursue a career in music education, and their triplet brother is off chasing his own muse, Molly and Kara remain focused on writing, performing and recording as Self Animation. The project and band began when the girls recorded the cover song Cinderella back in 2005, transforming the Play and Cheetah Girls hit from a tween-girl, bubblegum song into a hard-rock-feminist anthem. Their original Sad Star, a funky electronica tune about a successful but melancholy pop star, soon followed, and they were onto something good. Nick’s colleagues were lending their time and talents to the girls’ project.The girls’ natural pop sensibilities, pleasing vocal harmonies, and classical training temper their father’s idealistic, progressive and hard-rock tendencies. The result is an eclectic yet consistent listenable pop-rock album that reminds some listeners of the Irish Alternative band, The Cranberries. Molly and Kara had the final say on all aesthetic decisions, down to the fonts on the CD cover.
Aside from Self Animation, Molly Delonas played piano in middle school, and alto saxophone in the high school jazz band. She is first chair in the RHS Symphonic Winds. Kara plays bass in the RHS jazz ensemble and double bass in the Wind Ensemble. She is also co-principal in the Arietta Chamber Orchestra, and played in the Area Band and Region Orchestra. Website
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