Brooke Surgener and Friends with Lauren Joyce Play Kings Rook Club

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 1:15 PM
Brooke Surgener and Friends with Lauren Joyce Play Kings Rook Club by Bridget Fessler
Brooke Surgener

Friday, July 29

If you’ve been keeping up with the local music scene in Erie for the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly heard Brooke Surgener’s name. Surgener is a folk/pop artist with a beautifully expansive vocal range, and a wide range of instrumental expertise, as well. She plays guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, violin, and piano. Surgener has recently teamed up with a group of talented local musicians that will accompany her on stage: Joshua Travis, Mckenzie Sprague, and Jess Scutella. Travis and Sprague are both solo indie/folk acoustic artists who have been making waves in Erie. You might know Sprague as Optimistic Apocalypse. Scutella, who will be on drums, may be familiar as an extremely talented tattoo artist or as the drummer for the former punk band In The Day.

“Mckenzie has her own songs that I will accompany, as does Josh, and they all will perform with me on my songs so we all have more of a band to play with,” said Surgener. “It’s fun because we each have our own individual style, but the genres are similar.”

Brooke Surgener and Friends recently opened for Hayley Reinhart, pop star and former American Idol finalist at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.

The quartet recently opened for Hayley Reinhart, pop star and former American Idol finalist at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. They’ll once again grace the Kings Rook Club with their harmonies and guitars. Singer/songwriter Lauren Joyce will kick off the evening at 10 p.m. and Brooke Surgener and Friends will follow.

Surgener is currently in the process of finishing up her second EP. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for her new music video for the song “Be Your Babe.” (If you’re into cosplay, you’ll definitely enjoy the video).

The show will be held in the Rook’s upstairs venue. It’s 21+ and free to all members and guests. It’ll be a night of folky, acoustic melodies and beautiful harmonies. – Bridget Fessler

10 p.m. // 1921 Peach St. // Free admission with member ID // facebook.com/kingsrookclub

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