Shadow Merchant Churchville, PA, USA
Shadow Merchant is an established original rock band based out of Bucks County. We've been around since 2008 and have played in numerous venues in and around Philly, including the Keswick Theater, World Cafe Live, Dobbs, the North Star Bar, NJ Proghouse, Trocadero, Underground Arts, Chaplin's, etc. We were also the after-party band at the international progressive rock festival, ROSfest, in 2014 and again in 2018. Our debut CD was released in 2014, and our second album was released in 2018. Both have been well-received with numerous positive reviews in print and online music magazines.
Our keyboardist has decided to retire from performing, so we are now in need of a new keyboard player- ideally, someone who can also sing (though not required).
As a progressive rock band, we strive to write songs that are multidimensional, with varied time signatures, tempos, orchestration, and dynamics. We like to add interesting instrumental sections and passages, as well as to place emphasis on the lyrical content of the songs. For example, our first CD is a concept album about one man's journey from birth to death, the meaning of life, and the trials and tribulations along the way.
We currently practice every Monday or Tuesday night from around 7:30 pm until around 10:00 pm (though the night may change in the future). Gigs are less structured or regular. Although we are an original band, we also play some covers depending on the gig. (To give an example- some of the cover songs we do play or have played include Roundabout/Heart of the Sunrise/I've Seen All Good People by Yes, Tom Sawyer/YYZ/Spirit of Radio/Closer to the Heart by Rush, Carry on Wayward Son/Point of Know Return/Hold On/Dust in the Wind by Kansas, Fear of a Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree, Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd, Bring Me to Life by Evanescence, Barracuda/Magic Man by Heart, Foreplay/Longtime by Boston, Pull Me Under by Dream Theater, Fooling Yourself by Styx, Immigrant Song/Misty Mountain Hop/Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin.)
You can check out our website at www.shadowmerchant.net. We are also on Facebook. Our two albums can be found on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc. (Search for Shadow Merchant- "the Tunnel" and Shadow Merchant- "Tomorrow")
Let us know if this sounds interesting to you, and we can talk and see if this might work out.
We look forward to hearing from you.