Spark & Echo
Date and Time
Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 7:30pm
THE STOOP CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS SPARK & ECHO, COURTNEY WONG, & JESSY TOMSKO MARCH 16TH
NYC indie bands showcased at Hell’s Kitchen landmark Church For All Nations.
NEW YORK, New York – February 5, 2013 – The Stoop, a distinctive music venue in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, is thrilled to present NYC indie favorites Spark & Echo, Courtney Wong, and Jessy Tomsko on Saturday, March 16th.
Husband-wife duo Jonathon Roberts and Emily Clare Zempel of Spark & Echo craft songs with beautiful harmonies and diverse instrumentation – Roberts on Vocals, Piano, Accordion, Percussion, and Zempel on Vocals, Bassoon, Ukulele, Guitar, Clarinet, Percussion. They bring forgotten poetry and wild stories from the Bible to new audiences in urban clubs and country corner churches. S&E grows out of and raises funds for the non-profit they founded, Spark and Echo Arts illuminating the entire Bible through the arts, supporting diverse artists from NYC and beyond. Spark & Echo are, “Delightfully quirky. Hopefully melancholy. Surprisingly driving. I really, really liked it.” - Clayton Grow
Courtney Wong is not only a talented singer-songwriter but is also a New York City Urban Project Artist working to bring awareness to and combat the issues of urban poverty and suffering through her music. She recently celebrated the release of her newest album, “Release. Revive. Right on Time.” live at The Stoop back in July. In 2012, she released her first official music video for “Taking a Stand” and won the 2012 Campus MovieFest Elfenworks Social Justice Award. For her work, Courtney has been featured by World Vision and MTV.
Jessy Tomsko has a love for music that transcends the simple pop tunes that plague much of today’s music scene. With her heartfelt lyrics and self-penned melodies, Jessy celebrates life and love in her acoustic renditions brought to life on the many stages of New York City. She’s also had the honor of sharing the stage with artists such as David Berkeley, James Maddock, John Francis, Amber Rubarth and Ari Hest among many others. In 2011, she teamed up with Concerthouse Music Management and Blue Pie Records.
The event will be emceed by Chris MacIntosh (aka “Grandfather Rock”) of WCWP Radio’s “Rock N Soul Gospel”. Doors open at 7:30 pm., and showtime is at 8pm. While the concert is free/pay-what-you-wish, The Stoop will be accepting suggested donations of $12. Patrons will receive a free gift with the full suggested cover. All drinks and concessions including beer and wine are inexpensively priced under $5.
The Stoop Concert Series and venue are presented by Music Forum of Church For All Nations, Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Church for All Nations is sponsoring the series in providing the landmark venue as a contribution to the cultural and spiritual life of Hell's Kitchen.
Who: Spark & Echo (10pm), Courtney Wong (9pm), and Jessy Tomsko (8pm)
Genre: Indie, Rock, Pop, Alternative Folk
What: The Stoop Concert Series
Where: The Stoop; 417 West 57th Street bet. 9th & 10th Avenues (Venue Provided by Church For All Nations)
Subway: 1 A B C D to 59th Street/Columbus Circle
When: Saturday, March 16th. Doors open at 7:30pm; Showtime at 8pm.
Admission: Pay-What-You-Wish/$12 Suggested Donation supporting The Stoop. Free tote bag with suggested cover.
Telephone: (212) 333-5583
Sponsors: Church For All Nations, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (CFAN.net)
The Atlantic District – Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (AD-LCMS.org)
Flat World Productions (FlatWorldPro.com)
WCWP 88.1 FM (MyWCWP.com)
For more info or to schedule an interview, please contact Jennifer Rosa at (212) 333-5583 or at Church@cfan.net.