Northbrook Garage

Northbrook Garage

 Northbrook, Illinois, USA
BandRock

If you hear Northbrook Garage without seeing them, you’ll never guess they’re still in junior high. Their eclectic sound, called both Soulful Americana and Rootsy Groove, is not typical of their generation, but could just be where their generation is going.

Biography

Smoky, soulful vocals. Chunky, melodic licks. Solid, barnstorming rhythm. If you heard Northbrook Garage without seeing them, you’d never guess the members are still in junior high. Their talent, arrangement style, and synergy are way beyond their years. From deep cut covers to infectious originals, the sound of Northbrook Garage is unexpectedly unique.

The guys of Northbrook Garage -- Sam Harkey, Eric Doar, and Eric von Holst -- have been honing and tightening their sound since grammar school. When they met vocalist Elenna Sindler at a junior high talent night, the band was complete. NBG has an undeniable chemistry evident both on and off the stage. That vibe translates into tight grooves and that indescribable “something special”.

2010 was a big year for Northbrook Garage—from winning a battle of the bands (just weeks after becoming a quartet) to high-profile gigs around Chicagoland and live performances at the legendary KDHX in St. Louis. So far, 2011 brought NBG in the studio, where they recorded their debut single “So What” (now on iTunes), playing the International Pop Overthrow Festival, and now performing on the upcoming Kidzapalooza stage at Lollapalooza.

Described as Soulful Americana and Rootsy Groove, NBG finds the pulse in music and expresses themselves through their eclectic sound. The result is not typical of their generation, but could just be where their generation is going. As exclaimed by Sharon Jones after inviting them onto her stage to jam with the Dap-Kings, “The babies are bringing back soul! Ain’t that something!”

Lyrics

So What

Written By: Harkey / Wilson

Yesterday you said you'd be here
But now i'm all alone in tears
It's that old fear
It's that old fear

The ground underneath you, she rumbles
You hunker down on the kitchen floor
With that cherry wine
That black cherry wine

Coiled inside this fleeting distraction
As the world it crumbles all around you
So what…

Just call me out, just call me out
When it's all wrong
Don't try to make it right by yourself

Found you in the darkest of hours
The empty burden by your side
Trapped in midnight
With those age old lies

Let me be your constant distraction
As the world it tumbles all around us
So what, so what, so what, so what, so what, so what

Just call me out, just call me out
When it's all wrong
When it's all wrong
When it's all wrong
Just send it back to me with your self

Discography

"So What" debut single (NOW available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby).

Set List

She Ain't A Child No More (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings)

I'd Rather Go Blind (Etta James)

I've Got A Line On You (Spirit)

Trouble Me (Diplomats of Solid Sound)

Voodoo Chile (instrumental) (Jimi Hendrix)

Sound of Silence (instrumental) (Simon & Garfunkel)

You Know That I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse)

Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)

Don't Forget Me (Harry Nilsson)

Soul City (Southern Culture on the Skids)

Harder Than Stone (Northbrook Garage)

Having A Crisis (Northbrook Garage)

So What (Northbrook Garage)

Under The Hood (Northbrook Garage)

Gojo-A-GoGo (instrumental)(Northbrook Garage)

Do You Want Me 2 Lie? (Northbrook Garage)

House Of Freaks (Northbrook Garage)