Evil Genius Happy Hour Tap Takeover with entertainment by Matt Roach
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
4:00 PM (event ends at 7:00 PM)
Evil Genius Happy Hour Tap Takeover
We love craft beer. We drink craft beer. And now, we make craft beer.
The idea for our business came out of the usual "we should start a brewery" conversation that every guy has had with a friend at one point in time. However, most friends convince each other that starting a brewery is definitely a pipe dream and abandon the scheme altogether.
What makes us different is that we each made a commitment to someday reach this goal. And after years of hard work, we have you, our loyal drinkers, to thank for helping to make this business a success. The Evil Genius Beer Company just recently celebrated its 1 Year Anniversary in early September, and we look forward to many more to come!
Currently, we work with the amazing team at Cooperstown Brewing Company in New York State, who help to handcraft each batch of Evil Genius using the best available water, malt, hops, and yeast. The team at Evil Genius has been scouting locations in PA recently, and hope to begin the process of constructing a local PA brewery by 2014.
WELL, HERE'S WHERE I TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF. AT LEAST THE THINGS I'M NOT TOO EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT. I
WILL DO MY BEST TO BE TRUTHFUL. YOU WON'T FIND ANY "BEEFED UP" RESUMES HERE. SO, YOU WON'T HEAR ME SAY I DID THE
SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW OR HAD AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE. UNLESS, OF COURSE, THOSE EVENTS TAKE PLACE. SO,
HERE IT GOES. I BEGAN AS A QUASI-COMEDIAN. WHEN I WAS 15 YEARS OLD I STARTED THE SKETCH COMEDY GROUP "JIM'S
PROM PICTURE INC." IT WAS LIKE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BUT, FUNNY!!! DURING THE NEXT 8 YEARS THE GROUP PLAYED ALL
OVER THE PHILADELPHIA AREA. WE PLAYED THE WALNUT ST. THEATER, SHUBIN THEATER, BRICK PLAYHOUSE, CHEZ LABELLE,
CLUB HP, ACTORS PLAYHOUSE AT THE BOURSE, ETC. THE ETC. INCLUDES ALL THE OLD AGE HOME AND RECORD STORES WE
PLAYED. OVER THE 8 YEARS I WROTE AND DIRECTED OVER 200 SKETCHES. I ACTED, IN THE SKETCHES, WITH AN ARRAY OF
TALENTED TO SEMI-TALENTED PERFORMERS. DURING THIS TIME I BEGAN WRITING COMEDY SONGS TO PERFORM, ALONG WITH
THE SKETCHES. I FORMED THE GROUP "FESTER HITCHCOCK AND THE MONKEY MAN" AFTER THE SKETCH GROUP ENDED IN
1997, I STARTED TO CONCENTRATE ON WRITING MUSIC. I HAD OVER 100 COMEDY SONGS. BUT, I NEEDED TO ADD MORE "REAL
SONGS" I BEGAN WRITING AND PERFORMING MY ORIGINAL SONGS AT LOCAL COFFEE HOUSES AND OPEN MIC NIGHTS I KEPT
WRITING AND, NOW, I HAVE OVER 400 SONGS. SOME FUNNY, SOME SAD, SOME FAST, SOME SLOW. BUT, EACH IS DEFINITELY
ORIGINAL. I WON'T PLAY ANY COVER SONGS. I NEVER TAUGHT MYSELF ANY BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL ARTIST WOULD PERFORM
THE SONG MUCH BETTER THEN I EVER COULD. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO PERFORM ON A REGULAR BASIS. I'VE
PLAYED THROUGHOUT THE EAST COAST. INCLUDING WORLD CAFÉ LIVE AND THE TIN ANGEL IN MY HOMETOWN OF
PHILADELPHIA. PLUS, MANY OTHER STOPS ALONG THE EAST COAST. I HAVE RECEIVED RADIO PLAY IN THE U.S. AND EUROPE AND
SEVERAL "TRACK OF THE DAY" AWARDS ON GARAGEBAND.COM. I HAVE OPENED FOR HAMELL ON TRIAL, STEVE POLTZ (TWICE),
STEVE FORBERT, ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS, PETER TORK FROM THE MONKEES, UK LEGENDS THE ALARM AND OPENED THREE
TIMES FOR MARSHALL CRENSHAW. MY LIVE SHOWS ARE ALWAYS FUN EXPERIENCES. I LOVE INTERACTING WITH THE AUDIENCE. I
LIKE KEEPING THEM GUESSING BY SWITCHING MY SONGS FROM HAPPY TO SAD AND, THEN, BACK AGAIN