Raise High the Room Beam is a folk rock group formed in Chicago, Illinois, United States consisting of Thomas Fricilone (vocals, guitar), Aly Barohn (vocals, keyboards), Will Wood (bass, vocals), Josh Lambert (guitar) and Scott Westrick (drums). They are named after a J.D. Salinger story published in 1963 in the collection “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction”.

With a wide range of influences and musical styles the quintet offers an energy level and style that is hard to find. The diverse musical interests of the group inform a unique, upbeat sound, and each of the band’s members brings a wide range of influences to the new project. Together since late February, the quintet’s live show is energetic and exciting, always engaging the dancing crowd.

Backing their oft-employed group vocal sing-alongs, the band implements an eclectic array of acoustic and electric instruments, from the rock-standard guitars and synthesizers to the folk-based banjo, ukulele and mandolin to add layer upon layer to their sparkling pop gems. “The band keeps viewers guessing with unexpected breaks in songs and unpredictable melodies,” says NBC5’s street team.

After two months of live shows, with a growing base of dedicated fans, Raise High the Roof Beam took shelter in their self-built studio to record The Buildup, a five-song EP. After weeks of long days and even longer nights, Raise High the Roof Beam has created a record they can’t wait to share with the Chicago music scene

Currently, Raise High the Roof Beamis recording new tracks and playing lots of shows. The entire band is very excited to play your venue/bar/loft/basement/dungeon/bathroom/industrial warehouse. If you’re interested in booking please contact Thomas:
tfricilone [at] gmail.com or 7087321030

Email RHTRB at raisehightheroofbeammusic@gmail.com

Edited by IRONICtypo on 2 Nov 2008, 07:21

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