Littlebird and The Bad Eggs

Now Incubating

Littlebird and The Bad Eggs is an ensemble of 6 musicians (and maybe the occasional 7th or 8th), bringing together a wide array of styles and influences by each member. For both their originals and covers, they dip into the blues with a touch of jazz, filter it through folksy Americana with some indie rock with a dash of soul, and might just build it all up on hip-hop or reggae beats if they feel like it.

-Upcoming Dates-

        8/9 3:00pm- Musikfest Main Street Stage         *Sarah and some of the Bad Eggs

           9/7 6:00pm- Rivals Nightclub, Easton PA                    *Full Band

10/19 7:00pm- Sherman Showcase, Stroudsburg PA *Full Band

Sarah Lanier

Lead Vocals/Keys

In addition to art, music and singing have been part of Sarah's life since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. Starting as a child in Georgia, Sarah sang in church everywhere she's roamed, from Florida to Colorado to California (after a detour to Uganda) before settling in Pennsylvania in 2015. 

Deciding to broaden her horizons during the pandemic, she moved to art as a profession, quickly amassing a large number of private commissions and a constantly growing portfolio of large format murals in public spaces and businesses. Around that same time, she joined the Cody Templeton Band on backing vocals and keyboard, expanding her role over the next three years. In addition to handling the band's art direction, she contributed formidable songwriting and arranging skills to CTB's 2022 album "Born & Raised", all while building additional experience as a solo performer. 

While the Cody Templeton Band is on indefinite hiatus, Sarah has hatched Littlebird and The Bad Eggs, assembling a seasoned group of musicians and inviting them to a musical playground spanning decades and genres. Above all else, Sarah is the mother of two multi-talented daughters, and very fond of gummy worms. 


Nicholas Capozzolo


Bassist, singer, and songwriter Nicholas Capozzolo has been performing professionally both live and in the studio for the last 20+ years in Northeast PA and NJ, as well as internationally. He's been part of countless original and cover projects and a hired gun for dozens of local acts, and has led the NEPA band, “The Moondogs” with his trusty Rickenbacker since 2015.  

He's influenced by players such as McCartney, Jamerson and Squire, bringing a technical and melodic approach to the bass guitar, laced with funky grooves and improvised jams, laying the foundation for soulful vocals with an ear for harmony, heightening every performance. Off the stage, Nicholas is the father of a talented young musical daughter, a soap maker and also finds leisure on the golf course, with music naturally accompanying his activities.

Christopher Condel


Chris is originally from Olyphant, where he began his musical journey as a toddler banging a toy drum from a petting zoo and oatmeal containers in the shopping cart in the grocery store. He took up the saxophone when he was 8, and hated it. He thought his mother was crazy when she told him he could quit the sax...if he started playing the drums.  From there until college, it was marching band, and then concert, jazz, polka, symphonic didn’t matter what kind of band it was, he wanted in. When he got to Bloomsburg for college, he quickly jumped ship from business school to their new bachelor's program for audio recording. That lead to an internship and job at SI Studio in Scranton doing everything from engineering and producing to cleaning toilets and making coffee ('s all important) as well as drumming on multiple recordings. While at SI Studio, Chris also worked at the legendary Dave Phillips Music and Sound in Phillipsburg NJ and immersed himself in the Lehigh Valley music scene. In 2004 he landed a gig with the Reggae master George Wesley, and spent 12 years playing hundreds of shows across the country with him and absorbing his wisdom, until George’s untimely passing from cancer. He considers himself lucky to have worked with the finest musicians, songwriters, and artists from all over the industry, which will continue with his new company CRC Audio. When he's not in the nest with the Bad Eggs, he handles drum duties for The Agitators and Young Lion among others, and is a first call emergency drummer for bands in need.    

Carl Palmeri

Guitar/ukulele/lap steel

Carl is a big fan of breakfast food for every meal and obnoxious sunglasses from the gas station. He plays some things with strings, sometimes competently, and is prone to self-deprecation. Besides being a Bad Egg, he also plays guitar for Lilly Moss & the Steel Ponies, was a co-founder of the late Cody Templeton Band, and is a certified expert at the Irish Goodbye.


Claire Elise

Trumpet/French Horn/Vocals

Social worker by day, asleep by night: Claire grew up in a piano teacher’s home where all children born with hands were required to learn to play music. She’s no stranger to a marching band, pit orchestra, or jazz ensemble, but spent the majority of her musical life touring with drum and bugle corps, first as a trumpet player for the Hawthorne Caballeros, then a member of the Boston Crusaders mellophone line. Claire served as a disc jockey and station manager for her college's radio station, delivering all things jazz, funk, soul, and blues. She enjoys hiking, camping, and other such peregrination with her blithesome husband, delightful stepdaughter, and sprightly German Shepherd. Her adventures are fueled by black coffee, bourbon, and the sustaining peace of a rainy day.

Wendy Wilson


Wendy Wilson is an accomplished and experienced musician, with her focus as a violinist. As a full-time high school orchestra teacher and mother of two daughters (also aspiring musicians) she is quite busy, yet has still managed to find the time to perform on stage with musicians such as Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Il Volo, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sarah Brightman, and Brothers Osborne. She enjoys watching her daughters play the violin and viola, and when she isn't running them to field hockey tournaments, she enjoys cooking and good wine with her fiancé Elliott.