Acoustic Showcase at Coffee Works Too, featuring: Emulk, Parkwood, Breaking Tradition, Gin War, Downer, Twin Coves, Rich People
By Alexis Bradley
Although acoustic performances are held at Coffee Works Too multiple nights a week, shows that include five or more acoustic acts are held once a month. The most recent acoustic showcase held at Coffee Works Too was Wednesday, February 17th. The showcase featured a wide variety of local (and some not so local) musicians including: Evan Lynch, Parkwood, Breaking Tradition, Gin War, Downer, Twin Coves, and Rich People.
About Coffee Works Too
Coffee Works Too - Brewed From the Heart is a locally owned Coffee Shop located in Voorhees New Jersey. Coffee Works Too is an innovative coffee roaster and internet cafe that has been a focal point in the southern New Jersey region since 1998. They offer the stimulating effects of coffee and tea served in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. But, not only is it JUST your local coffee shop, Coffee Works has different, unique, and exciting events happening almost every night. There is an open mic night as well as karaoke night held once a week, along with wine nights, and performances from local artist of all varieties.
Evan Lynch (Emulk) …. is a solo artist based in Tabernacle, NJ, also playing in a band called "Ringler," where he sings and plays bass.
Parkwood .... is a four piece Alternative/Emo band from Hammonton, NJ. Parkwood consists of Jorge Estrada (vocalist/guitarist), Brandon Beckley (guitarist), Nick Moretti (bassist), and lastly, Nick Gelone (drums). They are currently in the process of recording their third EP.
Breaking Tradition …. from National Park, NJ, is a five piece Alternative/Emo band who consists of Sean McCall (vocals/guitar), Mike Corrao (drums), Kyle Lloyd (vocals/guitar), Conner DeMuro (bass), with the very recent addition of Jorge Estrada (vocals/guitar), from Parkwood. With three EPs under their belt, Breaking Tradition is currently preparing their new release which is a collection of old songs that never made it onto previous releases.
Downer …. is a four piece band also located in Tabernacle, NJ. They describe their sound as "ambient music." The band is Josh O'Hara (vocals/guitar), Austin Romanuski (guitar), Kyle Andracchio (bass), and Mike Corrao -- also from Breaking Tradition (drums). With two EP's and a split out, Downer is well on their way with excitement building for upcoming releases.
Twin Coves .… is a rock band from Atlantic City, NJ, consisting of Christine Dixon, Alex Bui, Rob Bulman, and Dan Cannon. Twin Coves describes themselves by comparing their music to "a day at the Jersey Shore, with a nostalgic for youth vibe... Twin Coves appeals to punk rock fans and pop music fans alike."
Rich People …. from Sicklerville, NJ is described as a "Hard Pop Quartet" consisting of droney rhythms contrasted by glossy melodies, blended tastefully under vocals. Rob Rich -- the namesake of the band -- (guitarist, vocals), Blake Horner (guitarist, vocalist), Tyler Fakone (drummer), and Conner DeMuro- also of Breaking Tradition (bass), are the members of Rich People. Their debut full-length album, "Jacob's Ladder" is their first and only release.
About the Writer
Alex Bradley is a student at Camden County College. For years she has been attending local shows and much larger concerts. At only 18 years old, with a passion for music and all things included, she has been consistently booking performances under Grandaire Booking, both around Hammonton, NJ and also at Coffee Works Too. With years of experience under her belt already of being involved in the local music scene, Alex is beginning to book her own shows independently as well as writing about her experiences and adding music journalism to her repertoire.