Secret American, Del Water Gap
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is all ages
RFA is a four-piece garage rock and roll band from Philadelphia, PA. The strapping young quartet formed out of a couple of lunch table conversations about Elvis and the Rolling Stones while its members were just sophomores in high school attending St. Joseph’s Prep in North Philadelphia. All four of the guys--Dan Cousart, Christian Turzo, Brendan McHale, and Alec Powell—met at auditions for the school “rock band” and quickly hit it off, bonding over their shared love of stripped down rock and roll music and a ravenous hunger to perform in front of an audience. They played together in various bands throughout high school before finally coming together in their current incarnation when all four members moved to Philadelphia for college. The band, in good rock and roll fashion, immediately plunged into the Philadelphia music scene head first, cutting their teeth playing countless shows in damp basements and small clubs, all the while honing their skills night after night and captivating whoever was lucky enough to experience one of their infamously raucous shows. 3 years later, with two EP’s, a new single, two national tours, a film soundtrack, and countless hours of relentless, sweaty performances under their collective belt, the group is tighter than ever and anxious to preach their unique take on the rock and roll gospel to all that will listen--these four guys have something to say, and are going to say it the only way that they know how: loud, proud, and with a shot of Rye Whiskey for good measure.
Under the moniker Secret American, Derek Krzywicki's solo debut layers California country landscapes from the seat of an overhead Septa Train.
- Derek Krzywicki
Del Water Gap
Inspired by romantic encounters & dimly lit rooms.