It wasn’t until her time at Columbia College Chicago’s music program that the project evolved into a band setting. Somera first enlisted her fellow classmate, Justin Rosado, to play bass for her EP release party. Their performance forged the start of Jillian Somera and the Beta Option and they began their search for the ever-elusive permanent drummer. After cycling through various drummers, they finally settled on fellow classmate Austin Deadman, completing the 3-piece outfit that they are today.
To date, the band has performed at various venues around Chicago, such as The Wire, House of Blues Foundation Room, Bottom Lounge, and the Elbo Room. Their debut album, Highs and Lows, is available now on all streaming platforms.<br>