Take the raw, guitar edge of late ‘70s British punk, add soulful female vocals and infuse the mix with the electrifying spirit of the current arena rock revival and you’ve got Showin’ Tell, a modern rock trio combining irresistible hooks with smoldering lyrics, an eye-catching look and flamboyant live performances. Like the beloved grade school activity that inspired its name, Showin’ Tell’s music is about sharing the fun and excitement of discovering something new. The band’s latest release, a three-song EP, SnT was released in March 2007, joining their eight-song debut CD, Tuesday Afternoon (2006), and a 2004 EP, Adoration. All deliver a potent brew of original tunes featuring Jeska’s powerhouse Joplin-esque vocals, Lo E's rock steady bass, and the rhythmic complexity of double bass drumming. Influenced by a range of artists from Kiss to Joan Jett to Lenny Kravitz, they blend heavy drumming, melodic vocals and driving riffs. It’s easy to see why producer Jason Rubal (Nicki Jaine, Amanda from Dresden Dolls) calls Showin’ Tell “The Next Generation of Rock.”
For the last few years Showin’ Tell has been a staple in Philadelphia. They play six to eight shows there monthly and throughout the Northeast (Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey) as well as Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas, headlining and opening for Sarah Bettens (K’s Choice) Shadow's Fall. Lacuna Coil, and Stone Sour. They have several other high profile performances on their resume, having played the Mazda Rev It Up Tour at the Philadelphia Racetrack, as well as Lincoln Financial Stadium, at Six Flags Over Kentucky, on CBS for the NFL Pregame Show, Rock Room (Allentown, PA) and various dates on the Jagermeister Spring 2007 Tour. Locally, Showin’ Tell hosts the Jagermeister Original Music Showcase in Philadelphia monthly to help spotlight original bands. In addition, they work with WXPN Musicians on Call doing at least 2 shows a month for the patients of Philadelphia hospitals.
In 2007, they earned an endorsement from Music Phone Book – an honor only given to 200 bands from among thousands of auditions. A 2006 podcast featuring Showin’ Tells “Medicine” video from Other Side of the Mirror was downloaded over 4,000 times on iTunes in the first two weeks with only MySpace and word of mouth promotion. They get airplay on WYSP and WMMR in Philly as well as many regional college stations and a multitude of internet radio stations.
Showin' Tell is proud to be one of only 200 bands sponsored by Jagermeister and Jagermusic
Sponsored By Sam Ash Music
Sponsored By Dirt bag Clothing
Go Girls Elite member
Indiegrrl Performing member
Jeska is endorsed by Daisy Rock Guitars
Nicolino is endorsed by TRX Cymbals
Lo E is sponsored by Spector Bass
Jeska / Vocals, Guitar
Dan/ Drums, Percussion
Burny/ Bass, Vocals
Nick/ Vocals, Lead Guitar
3 song demo 2003
Adoration EP 2004
Tuesday Afternoon 09/2005
Songs from all CD's can be heard on various college radio stations in the US. SNT's music can also be heard on XM Radio and on IndieRadioLive, Indie Artist Radio, Jagermusic.com and many more internet radio stations.
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Showin’ Tell has crafted dark, yet catchy songs, used to deliver its lyrical message about staying s...Showin’ Tell has crafted dark, yet catchy songs, used to deliver its lyrical message about staying strong in life and relationships to its listener. On its latest release, Tuesday Afternoon, the band performs its vibrant, powerful songs with conviction.
“I think we capture the energy of ‘modern rock’ bands, but we do it with the raw heartfelt emotion of what ‘rock-n-roll’ was meant to be,” said Jeska, the band’s lead vocalist/guitarist.
With Jeska’s emotionally vibrant voice leading the way, the band’s music can clearly evoke a number of emotions from its listener.
Its style can make the listener recall many bands of the present and past.
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Showin' Tell is the type of band that, when you go to see them live, you're not really sure what to ...Showin' Tell is the type of band that, when you go to see them live, you're not really sure what to expect- and that's a good thing. Don't let the pretty girl in front fool you- she, as well as the rest of her band, can rock with the best of them. The music industry wants two things: looks and hooks. Well evil industry, meet Philadelphia's own Showin' Tell.
GoGirls in Headlights! Showin' Tell
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Sponsored by the likes Jagermeister (www.JagerMusic.com), Daisy Rock Guitars, Sam Ash (music store),...Sponsored by the likes Jagermeister (www.JagerMusic.com), Daisy Rock Guitars, Sam Ash (music store), DirtBag Clothing, and Dock Street Beer (a local Philadelphia brew), Philadelphia's hard rockin' Go Girls, Showin Tell are quickly making a name for themselves.
The band runs the musical gamut from hard rock to punk, but what truly caught my ear is their fearlessness to bare it all acoustically in the midst of the rock chaos. The band's obvious talent and potential made them the perfect band to turn our headlights onto.
Showin Tell's debut album, Tuesday Afternoon, was released in true rock and roll style with the release party taking place at Eastern State Penitentiary. Ghosts, fans, and rock was abundant that night, what could possibly make for a better party? Tuesday Afternoon is currently available independently
Tuesday Afternoon CD Review
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Showin’ Tell Tuesday Afternoon 4.5 stars Review by Raichyl Nelson Stories of a broken heart and ...Showin’ Tell
Review by Raichyl Nelson
Stories of a broken heart and of a relationship that lasted through nothing but pain- This is the intensity singer and guitarist, Jeska puts into her music. Every verse is thought provoking and strong. The only thing slightly-off that stands out in this record, is that because she is the guitarist as well as the singer, on a few tracks her vocal pitch tends not to match what she is playing. That is not to say however, that she has a bad voice heaven’s no! The emotion alone is enough to fill one with raging despair and the rest of the band carries the tune to what some might call an Epiphany. Recommended for fans of Halestorm, Tori Amos, and Evanescence. Showin’ Tell is brutality within despair and carries out this emotion in the form of a beautiful melody.
Showin' Tell's CD release party
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Showin’ Tell Showin’ Tell’s CD release party: Tuesday Afternoon or Friday the Thirteenth? Show...Showin’ Tell
Showin’ Tell’s CD release party:
Tuesday Afternoon or
Friday the Thirteenth?
Showin’ Tell’s CD release party at The Eastern State Penitentiary should have been hosted by Vincent Price beginning with the phrase, “It was a dark and stormy night…” Like all good horror movies, the night started out innocently enough. As people
entered the courtyard where the show was being held they were greeted with free Dock Street beer and Jaegermiester. The show was kicked off by Downspell, whose members fittingly wore handcuffs but not the stripped jailbird suits that would have completed the theme. Downspell got the crowd warmed up with the same energy
that put them into the final round of the Emergenza festival this
past spring. Not a bad way to start
the show. Next up were our hosts,
Showin’ Tell. Just when they got
all of their equipment set up and were ready to start playing, the
power went out. Was it just bad luck? Showin’ Tell’s frontwoman
Jeska replied with: “We were
warned that the Eastern State Penitentiary was haunted but I didn’t pay it any mind. Before the show, when we were loading in, a staff member opened the front gate for us and I had an incredible rush. I wasn’t the only one who felt this unexplainable feeling. Two weeks prior a friend (who is a psychic) told my drummer that something was going to happen before we ‘hit the stage’. Moments before we began the power went out (the circuit blew) and the staff was unable to get it back on so they ran an extension cord from cell block 8.” It took almost an hour to get the power back up and running” Meanwhile the osquitoes were eating us alive. Most of the crowd was good and drunk by this point so I don’t think they noticed the little suckers. The skies were thick with clouds and lightning could be seen flashing in the distance. The wind started to pick up when a CBS news team showed up to film the event. I watched their broadcast that night but didn’t see any mention of the party. Oh well, their loss. So Showin’ Tell finally took to the stage, and about four songs into their set the skies finally broke. We’re not talking about a light rain here folks; it was an all out downpour. Despite the soaking rain and the risk of electrocution, Showin’ Tell weren’t going to go out easily and neither were their fans. Deciding to swim through the rest of their set, they debuted one of the songs from their album as the crowd urged them on. however, the ghosts of Eastern State Penitentiary had other plans. “The song we were performing was titled Farewell,” Jeska explains. “it’s about suicide. This is the chorus – ‘I can’t hold on to these lies that I’ve believed, and there’s no truth left in my memories. Everything is my
fault, I’ve caused all this pain. I’m
dying inside, I can’t live with this
blame.’ It’s creepy how the song fits so perfectly” Not three seconds after the final chord the power blows again and this time it’s out for good. The rain stopped as suddenly as it started and the party rolled over to the bar across the street. Booze, lightning, rain, ghosts and rock ‘n roll. Not a
bad way to celebrate the release of
Showin’ Tell’s new album Tuesday
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Showin’ Tell " Adoration " Genre: rock reviewed by Annette Warner GoGirlsMusic Forgive the o...Showin’ Tell
" Adoration "
reviewed by Annette Warner
Forgive the overused cliché review line but, what do you get……when you mix Patti Labelle, a soprano Tina Turner and on key Smoky Robinson and roll them up?
Something worth taking to music class for Showin’ Tell? …Ahem…Enough of the bad jokes….
This trio of estrogen ruling suaveness is out of control with soul and completely ready to make your ear drums wanna jam along. I enjoyed the demo…now where is the whole CD?
Hit Picks: "What If"
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"Showin' Tell are the real deal...Straight from the heart!" Tommy Conwell Tommy Conwell and the Yo..."Showin' Tell are the real deal...Straight from the heart!"
Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers
Creative Taylor Management
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"Jeska's powerful, dusky vocals carry on where Sharleen Spiteri and Paula Cole left off, while Nico..."Jeska's powerful, dusky vocals carry on where Sharleen Spiteri and Paula Cole left off, while Nicolino's beats keep the tunes from bursting at the seams. We're expecting many more great things from Showin' Tell!"
Joe Taylor, Taylor Creative Management
author of Grow Your Band's Audience, and Host Your Own Concerts.
"This is Music That Needs to Be Heard... Real Music with Real Feelings" Indie RadioLive
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"Seductive and powerful. my kind of rock music!" Madalyn Sklar, GoGirlsMusic.com IIndieMusicCoach...."Seductive and powerful. my kind of rock music!"
Madalyn Sklar, GoGirlsMusic.com
Showin' Tell's "original music" set ranges from 45 minutes to 2 hours. The band is also available to perform a full show of cover music.
Original Song Set List:
All You Ever Wanted
Lie to Me
Mother May I
Some of Our Cover Songs Include:
One Way Or Another
Come On Eileen
Underneath Your Clothes
When Ever, Where Ever
I Hate Myself For Loving You
Because The Night
You Were Meant For Me
Brown Eyed Girl
First Cut Is The Deepest
Girls Wanna Have Fun
I Love Rockin' Roll
Like A Virgin
Piece Of My Heart
There are no upcoming dates at this time.