Mark Rose (of Spitalfield)
Alright Junior, The Escape
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
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Mark Rose (of Spitalfield)
Mark Rose is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL who plays his own blend of blues-infused rock and progressive pop. Front man & key songwriter for rock band Spitalfield from 1998-2007, Rose has made a name for himself as a versatile songwriter and performer. "If the name Mark Rose isn't familiar to you, clearly your MP3 collection needs an overhaul," says Rob Ortenzi of Alternative Press Magazine.
Alright Junior is a raw, genuine, modern alt rock trio who has a desire to communicate their collective internal focus. Touring aggressively since 2006, Alright Junior is keen on constantly being on the go, as this band’s live show is what defines them. This musical endeavor has led Alright Junior to share the stage with Incubus, Cake, Circa Survive, Local H, Toadies, Flogging Molly, Civil Twilight, Maps & Atlases, Sponge, Our Lady Peace, Nick Oliveri of Queens of the Stone Age, 10 Years, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Young the Giant, The Ataris, The Head and The Heart, KONGOS, Bear Hands and more. The explosive, impulsive, and intense vocals of Jace Miller, mixed with the creative efficiency of Jamie Victor's bass/harmonies and Mike Fraclose's incendiary drumming, makes for an electric mixture of rock, with passionately haunting lyrics, infectious songwriting and stunning energy.
"Philadelphia's own Alright Junior has been one of my favorite locals for years now."
- Wendy Rollins, Assistant Program Director at Radio 104.5 WRFF
"Alright Junior...this is like Philadelphia's finest right here. It is such a treat getting to see these guys live. They're a talented band with HUGE stage presence. Not to mention they have addicting little songs, too."
- Jessie Sabella, On-Air Personality at Radio 104.5 WRFF
“They have endurance, no doubt, extolling their engendered appreciation for the last “good” era of rock music with all the spasmodic moves of an undomesticated bronco”
- Origivation Magazine (That Mag)
"I would describe Alright Junior as beautiful melodies, mixed with thought provoking lyrics, tied together by the threads of tangled guitars being dragged about by the rhythms of an incendiary drummer."
- Philly Rock Blog
“..Alright Junior is a must add to your collection."
- Campus Philly
“Alright Junior offer beautifully-arranged frenetic rock songs, doused with passion and finished off with a heavy dose of head thrashing. Lead singer Jace Miller is a born performer, and gestures frantically, grabs the microphone for dear life, and at one point even dives into the audience, almost knocking over an unsuspecting spectator. The entire band is all over the stage, thrashing harder than any band I’ve seen. I’m struck by the comparison of children on a Moonbounce.”
Unlike other bands who spend most of their time touring the county, sleeping at random truck stops and showering in rest stop bathrooms, The Escape, a Philadelphia-based rock band, took the past two years off from such luxuries to rediscover themselves. "We wanted a fresh outlook on what we loved most about being in a band: writing music." Putting aside their considerable catalog of music, they chose to wipe the slate clean and give their fans something that they've never heard from The Escape before. The songwriting is honest and true, the lyrics are genuine and sincere, and the band's trademark heavy hitting, upbeat edge doesn't miss a beat. Be sure to check out New Direction, available now.