The Blue Dahlia were a significant departure for Athan Maroulis, who’s most widely known for his lead vocals using the industrial/darkwave band Spahn Ranch. Sounding almost nothing like Spahn Ranch or the various other alternative clothes who Maroulis got performed with — such as goth rockers Fahrenheit 451 as well as the industrial-oriented Tubalcain — the Blue Dahlia certainly are a throwback towards the vocal jazz and jazz-influenced pre-rock pop from the ’40s. Because the Blue Dahlia’s business lead singer, Maroulis is certainly cast being a simple, romantic crooner such as Billy Eckstine, Nat Ruler Cole, and early Frank Sinatra. Actually, the Blue Dahlia consider their name from Raymond Chandler’s traditional 1946 film noir thriller, which starred Alan Ladd as a global Battle II veteran who was simply falsely accused of his wife’s murder and blonde bombshell Veronica Lake because the among the people who thought in his innocence. Maroulis’ partner/collaborator within the Blue Dahlia is certainly producer/arranger Neglect Heller, who was simply well alert to the singer’s use Spahn Ranch but understood that he was also a significant enthusiast of jazz and pre-rock pop. Maroulis and Heller began making programs for an record in 1999, and in 2000 the Blue Dahlia’s self-titled debut record premiered on Cleopatra’s Stardust label. In 2001, the Blue Dahlia implemented up using the equivalent A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, which paid homage towards the pop icon’s ’40s function.