By Jenna Kauffman
On Saturday, Nov. 19, bands The Roof and She Pulled the Trigger performed for “Take Back the Stage,” a concert event in Laird Hall hosted by the Drama Club. It was the first time the bands performed together, and the first time they performed at a college.
The show came to be when Drama Club President, Lauren Hampton ‘17, asked She Pulled the Trigger if they were interested in performing a show at Wilson, after having had the opportunity to interview them for an internship this past summer. Hampton collaborated with Drama Club Vice President Myah Quirin ’18 to bring in The Roof, since Quirin is friends with one of the band’s members.
The Roof from Altoona, Pa., formed in December 2015 with members Frank Musaraca, Ivan Zvorsky, Jacob Finkbiner, and Skyler Scholl. They started the night off with some acoustic tunes with members Musaraca and Finkbiner before moving to full band. Musaraca is vocalist and bass guitarist, Zvorsky is on guitar, Finkbiner is also guitarist and occasionally does vocals, while Scholl is the drummer.
The band describes their sound as a variety focused more on classic rock and blues, which they showcased with a cover of “Fire on the Mountain” originally by Grateful Dead during the show. While the band has yet to release any Extended Plays (EP) or albums, they have released a few demos on their YouTube channel.
She Pulled the Trigger (SPTT) is a band from Lancaster, Pa., with member Chris Zell taking on vocals, Patrick Kearney on lead guitar, AJ Lopez on rhythm guitar, Tyler Travis on bass guitar, and Nick Zell as drummer. The band’s original name was ZELL, starting with members Chris and Nick. It officially transformed into SPTT around two years ago, with Kearney, Lopez, and Travis joining.
The band has opened for We Came as Romans and Buckcherry, and has a rock sound just a bit edgier than The Roof. Having played at venues like the Chameleon Club, the band is fresh to the scene having one Extended-Play (EP) entitled “10,000 Worlds Away.” For the show, they performed the entire EP and did not fail to get the crowd hyped up as the closing act.
A crowd of 30 came out to see the show that ran from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Both groups gave their all to make for a memorable concert in Laird Hall. Check out The Roof on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theroof2015band/ and She Pulled The Trigger on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ShePulledTheTrigger/.
Slideshow photos by Jenna Kauffman