Brooke Clover Band
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Brooke Clover Band

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | SELF
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"Firefly Soda Recap"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Firefly Soda Recap
We at The Hop had been anticipating this show for some time. Really, ever since Firefly Soda's guitarist and singer, Brooke Clover, brought by a demo and I gave it a few focused listens, the excitement began to mount.

What I heard was the gypsy-rock-inspired tale of "George Fudge and the Psychic Rat", a playful story full of humor, wit, imagination, great lyrics appropriate for all ages and, most importantly, fine musicianship. Guitar, fiddle and upright bass were on point. Brooke's voice was concise at times but also had a life of its own, which, to me, only added to the experience. I could tell this was not a pretentious band nor one that took themselves too seriously.

And Firefly Soda's performance on Tuesday September 7th proved that to be true. They delivered fun and funky songs that were accessible to both children and adults without trying to be Mother Goose. In fact, one could feel the Asheville pulse within every bar, fiddle solo or crafty walking-bass transition between songs. This was a unique treat for sure. Special Thanks to Firefly Soda and to all who attended!


Check out Firefly Soda at Firestorm Cafe for their CD release party on Saturday September 18th at 2pm. Also, they are on the bill for "It's Big Time" a Benefit Circus for Big Brothers/Big Sisters at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday September 26th at 2pm.

- The Hop


Discography

"George Fudge and the Psychic Rat"

1. Introducing Dopey Boy
2. Names George Fudge
3. Work Part I
4. Washing Dishes
5. The Temptress Strikes Again
6. No Worries
7. Dream of the Rat
8. Tale of the Rat
9. Weird
10. Mixed up Stallion
11. The Munchies
12. Fat Bob
13. The Nose Knows
14. Stealing Pie
15. S.O.S.
16. Turn it Upside Down
17. WWF Time
18. Marvin the Masher
19. Work Part II
20. Wobbly Work Song
21. The Power of Pie
22. Funky Rat

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George Fudge and the Psychic Rat is the Brooke Clover Band's gypsy rock CD that tells the story of George Fudge as he goes on a journey to become a great pie maker. Brooke Clover leads the band with theatrical comedy and goofy antics. This family friendly musical story has been compared to Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage by the Mt. Xpress.

Fiery fiddles lay the icing on the cake of the zany adventure where George runs from angry bakers and encounters a fury cricket who tells the tale of Fat Bob the Groundhog. Along the way he meets a Psychic Rat who gives him guidance to become self reliant in the pie arts. That is, if he can make it past the ex-WWF Wrestler—Marven the Masher!