Alakrity

Alakrity

 Beloit, Wisconsin, USA
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Alakrity’s refreshing brand of honest high-energy pop punk is equal parts entertainment and expression. Although chock full of sweat, jokes, and pogo the band’s music is methodically executed with dynamic songs drenched in the kind of giant pop hooks that are impossible to ignore.

Biography

From the echoing hallways of an average, everyday high school in small-town Beloit, Wisconsin a band was born. As soon as Phil Carper, Pat Anderson, Andy Lutz and Peter Murray began making music together, they knew that the mundane everyday of conventional work or school was not their path. Dubbing themselves Alakrity, a variation on a traditional English word meaning “cheerful readiness,” the band is quickly establishing a name for itself. In true Carpe Diem style, the pop punk foursome has set sail to create life-changing moments. To make something that matters.

Upon graduating from high school, the band was signed to Wisconsin-based Spurgatory Records. Wasting no time, the band’s energetic and entertaining live performances were backed by the label’s release of the You Are Here EP.

Alakrity’s refreshing brand of honest high-energy pop punk is equal parts entertainment and expression. Although chock full of sweat, jokes, and pogo the band’s music is methodically executed while always careful to not overshadow their message. The members’ Christian worldview permeates their lyrics at every turn, never hanging ashamed but also never forcing the listener’s hand. “Everyone has been through similar situations to the ones we address in our songs, some to a much worse extent than others,” states Carper without hesitation, “but it all comes down to the fact that Christ can mend any broken heart and fix any broken situation.”

Continuing to hone their skills while simultaneously expanding their reach, the band has been hard at work performing for a wide variety of audiences. 2007 saw them take home the grand prize in the Launchpad competition, a statewide battle of the bands for high school musicians. The band also delivered memorable, enthusiastic performances at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Shoutfest Ohio, Cornerstone California, and the Rock for Life summer tour. Having performed alongside such artists as MxPx, Eleventyseven, Kids in the Way, Olivia the Band, The Fold, Audio Adrenaline, Run Kid Run, Falling Up, and Everyday Sunday, Alakrity is poised to quickly find center stage among today’s hottest Christian bands.

Alakrity was recently hard at work with renowned producer Dan Needham on its debut full-length release. Featuring a cover of Petra’s timeless classic, “Beyond Belief,” on which the band collaborates with Petra vocalist John Schlitt, the album is now available online and at shows. More dynamic songs drenched in the kind of giant pop hooks that are impossible to ignore are sure to impress on the full length album entitled “Whatever Happened To Good TV?”

In the meantime Alakrity continues to bring its “cheerful readiness” to stages across the United States. Whether performing alongside major label acts, independent stalwarts, or local artists, you can be sure the band will explode from the stage each and every time they step onto it.

Discography

Whatever Happened to Good TV? (2008 Digital + Physical Release on Spurgatory Records, 2008 Japanese in-store Release on Radtone Records)

Wait Up (Single)
Good Luck, We're All Counting On You (Single)
Abbey's Song (Single)

You Are Here EP (2007)

For the Good of Getting Better (Single)
The Percussionist's Anthem (Single)
Make a Day of It (Single)

Set List

1. Power Rangers
2. Make a Day of It
3. Good Luck, We're All Counting On You
4. The Percussionist's Anthem
5. The Truth Is
6. A Better Me
7. Beyond Belief
8. What Is It With Words?
9. The Aviator
10. Wait Up
11. Seven Minutes After
12. A Friend's Point of View
13. Abbey's Song
14. Breathe Easy

*We can also play a variety of alternative punk and rock covers.