Monthly shows in the LIVE at The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Musicseries raise funds for music education and equipment for local children in need. This month's show will feature John Holk & The Sequins.
John Holk & The Sequins are part of the exploding Detroit Honky Tonk scene and play original songs strongly influenced by 60s rock and power pop. Their debut record "If You See Her" was described by Steve Ferra of absolutepowerpop.com as "The Twang-Pop record of 2010." Released in November 2010, "If You See Her" is a document of John Holkeboer's longstanding obsession with hillbilly music, jangle, and psychedelia.
Having played at Honky Tonk Detroit festivals and three notorious Honky Tonk Throwdowns the Sequins are one of the Detroit area's foremost live country-rock shows. Backing Holk is a truly formidable band that includes Gary "Indiana" Czabot on electric guitars, Bob Mervak on keyboards, Isabel Nelson on backing vocals, and Alex Trajano and Todd Glass on bass and drums. From 2008-2011 John Holk & The
Sequins were regular hosts of "Honky Tonk Tuesday" at Club Bart in Ferndale, one of the Detroit area's best-loved weekly musical events by musicians and fans alike.
The Sequins are hard at work on a new record for 2014.
If you go
- What: Live The Music Foundation with John Holk & The Sequins
- Where: The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music, 1109 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
- When: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24
- Tickets: $25 in advance at www.LiveTheMusicFoundation.org or $30 on the day of the show