The Brooklyn Players Reading Society, featuring Becky Fine-Firesheets on vox and organ and David Fine-Firesheets on drums, explores the intersection between literature and rock-n-roll, channeling poet songwriters like Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Laurie Anderson. They enjoy experimenting with sound and playing with traditional forms of songwriting. They also host events supporting artists of all genres.
As a singer, writer, and pianist, Becky blends catchy pop melodies with stylized spoken word taken from original fiction, nonfiction and poetry, then sets them to spooky yet still 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 piano lessons, she continued on both routes and now finds great pleasure in adding music to her words.
David is a dreadlocked “master swimmer” who blends various styles of drumming with new, experimental ideas and sounds. His 20+ years behind a set have taught him how to rage the punk, chill out with the funk then 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).
Experimental? Pop rock? Art rock? Avant garde? Whatever you want to label it, The Brooklyn Players Reading Society is psyched to be playing it.