The Rook Chases the Rainbow
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers bring infectious energy and folk rock sound to the Rook
Saturday, Jan. 18
Joe Hertler: "Eclectic song-smith/dance music enthusiast. I make art and sing it hard."
That's the way to do it, Joe.
And with his band, The Rainbow Seekers, you have a Michigan-based, post-Motown folk rock collective with enough light hearts and sky-high energy to set any night fully aglow: Something special, alright.
King's Rook Club talent buyer and promotions manager Ryan Bartosek frames it like this: "Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers are one of the most positive, upbeat and fun bands I've ever had the pleasure of booking or seeing perform. They fully engage the audience and have an infectious stage presence that radiates from the stage to the crowd." He went on to exclaim that "people are smiling and dancing the entire time! If you're looking for a funky band with an '80s synth-pop influence and '70s-style brass players and dancing the night away is your thing, then this performance is not to be missed!"
Bet you didn't know you were looking for that — but you should be — and you can find it right there at the Rook.
Female-fronted roots-reggae band Root Shock opens it up that night, too. And "it's been a while since we've had any traditional-style reggae music at the Rook, so this is a special set that people will want to show up early for," says Bartosek.
— Ryan Smith
10 p.m. // King's Rook Club, 1921 Peach St. (Downstairs concert complex) // $10 for members, $15 for non-current members (admission includes 2020 membership) // 21+ // facebook.com/kingsrookclub