Anticapitalist rock-n-roll stories with drums, keys, tenor sax, and only a little cynicism.
The Brooklyn Players Reading Society blends experimental song structures and catchy pop riffs with (mostly) true stories and anticapitalist sermons. They’re influenced by Tom Waits, Living Color, Laurie Anderson, The Talking Heads, Morphine, and Lou Reed.
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Becky Fine-Firesheets: vocals, keys, tenor sax, lyrics
Becky blends upbeat melodies with stylized spoken word, set to spooky yet catchy organ riffs. She knew as a six-year-old when she wrote her first story about a Liquid Prince who brought dead girls back to life that she wanted to be a writer. Having already started music lessons, she continued on both routes and now finds great pleasure in combining the two.
David Fine-Firesheets: drums, mixing, production
Dave blends various styles of traditional drumming with experimental rhythms, new sounds, and unexpected production choices. His 20+ years as a drummer and engineer have taught him how to rage the punk, chill out with the funk, and break all the rules while still keeping everything rooted. He only misses a beat when he means to (at least he makes it seem this way).
The Fine-Firesheets are also anticapitalists and antiracists who practice urban homesteading, radical homeschooling, and collaborative living in an effort to create a more just and equal way forward.
Experimental rock-n-roll? Avant-garde pop? Hippie-dippie art rock? Whatever you want to be calling it, The Brooklyn Players Reading Society is psyched to be playing and living it.