Underwater Country Club
The brain child of brothers Andrew and Skip Robinson, the group Underwater Country Club could most aptly be described as a shape shifting outfit of melodies, booming rock percussion's, and lyrically poignant songs.Share
The brain child of brothers Andrew and Skip Robinson, the group Underwater Country Club could most aptly be described as a shape shifting outfit of melodies, booming rock percussion's, and lyrically poignant songs.
Brothers Andrew and Skip Robinson embarked in Underwater Country Club's early trepidations while attending Christian Brothers Academy, an all-boys prep school in Lincroft, New Jersey. At shows, the boys would regularly switch instrumentation, with Skip Robinson focusing primarily on Drums and Bass, and Andrew on guitar and piano. The brothers struggled to find success early on with a somewhat revolving door of members, usually playing with different musicians at every show.
Upon his own graduation from college with a degree in Music, Andrew Robinson moved to Philadelphia to live and play music with his younger brother who was still attending college in the area. The two began developing their live sound once again, all with the mentality that this would be the last concerted effort in making music a career choice.
While living and working, the brothers simultaneously scoured the area for musicians via social media, as well as Craig's list and classifieds. It was on Craig's List Andrew received a call from Jack Crawford, a street savvy Philadelphian who agreed to try out to play bass guitar.
Jack, who was attending college, pursuing a major in music , lived in North Philadelphia. His father was a musician and his mother was a baker of erotic cakes.
At the first rehearsal, the boys had reservations about adding Jack Crawford to the lineup. The brothers indicated in 2013 that Jack showed up with a cheap Ibanez bass guitar with no case, cables, or even an amp. But after only one song, the boys were so impressed that they demanded Jack join the band.
It was weeks later at an open mic that Andrew would announce his new outfit of musicians to a crowd of listeners. At the end of his set, he declared he was looking for a lead guitar player for a music group. It was after that show he would meet Anthony Coppa, a wily haired guitar effects scientist, sharing in the same goal of making music a career.
Anthony Coppa was had given up his career as a high school English teacher months prior to focus on a career in music. He had taken odd jobs working in medical laboratories, teaching guitar, as well as singing songs at a nursery school a few days a week. Bringing a wealth of guitar knowledge, as well as a catalogue of music compositions that spanning nearly 10 years, the boys quickly urged Anthony to join the band.
The group quickly began rehearsing and developing their live sound, practicing nearly 5 days a week. The band played their first show in West Philadelphia at the Dahlak Paradise. The show had received so much hype that the restaurant ran out of beer for the first time in its history.
The group continues now to play shows and commute from their West Philadelphia house where all four boys currently reside. The band recorded three new tracks which they have dubbed the Mint Green EP. The Mint Green EP is available at all shows and a fully pressed release is due in the summer of 2013.