Girlfriend in a Coma

Chameleon Club presents

Girlfriend in a Coma

Transitshop

Fri, December 14, 2012

8:00 pm

Chameleon Club

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Girlfriend in a Coma
Girlfriend in a Coma
Girlfriend In A Coma is a celebration of the art created by Morrissey and The Smiths. Twenty years after the breakup of one of alternative rock’s most influential bands, there is no sign of a reunion from Morrissey and band mates. Girlfriend In A Coma creates an authentic experience for fans that once witnessed the brilliance of The Smiths and fans that have been denied the opportunity. To continue paying homage to the band’s front man, Girlfriend In A Coma also performs selections from Morrissey’s solo career. This is truely the unhappy 20th anniversary tour for Morrissey fans.

The group formed out of a notion by four friends that were also fans of The Smiths. It was the proverbial pebble in the shoe for Quinn and Sy. Together they had several failed attempts to construct a line up worthy of the stage. However with a passing comment about earlier attempts of this project, it sparked the interest of two other musician friends and suddenly the band was formed in September 2006.

Sy Seyler’s savvy to lead a successful tribute group has been proven with the success of he and Glenn's other band, The Reagan Years. For year’s Christopher Quinn’s projects have always been described as Smith-esque or performances like Morrissey. Guitar player extraordinaire, Glenn Riley, possesses the skills to recreate the guitar wizardry of Johnny Marr. Glenn is a professinal musician and instructor for National Guitar Association. He has written several instructional books published by Alfred Publishing. Bassist, Bryan Kimes has been a long time fan of The Smiths and it is evident in his execution of the set list. The combination of these four outstanding musicians has created an authentic Smiths experience for both adoring fans that saw the original line up and those who only wished they could have seen them back in the day.

Feeling the project shouldn’t be limited to only Morrissey’s days with The Smiths, the band also performs selections from Morrissey’s solo career however primarily targets songs from the early 90’s.


Girlfriend In A Coma debuted in October 2006 at The Ottobar in Baltimore. The show was very well received and the buzz started. Check out this blog in the City Paper under October 8, 2006 "Your Ass Is Covered". The group’s second show in January 2007 was quickly published on the Baltimore City Paper’s Short List for attractions that weekend. This was the tip of the iceberg, as the word spreads from the band’s shows (see press from Baltimore Sun Philadelphia Weekly Frederick News Post) and videos are viewed on YouTube, Girlfriend In A Coma is haled as the undisputed most authentic tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey on either coast. The band began branching out of the Baltimore - DC area in late 2007 and has started apprearing throughout the Mid-Atlantic states.

Girlfriend In A Coma –
It’s really serious…
Transitshop
Transitshop
"Transitshop is a fast rising alternative/indie-rock band whose debut EP was released in 2011 to critical acclaim and charted highly on the CMJ college radio charts. Based out of Philadelphia and New York City, the band's live shows have become a spectacle in the northeast US while receiving radio play on over 50 FM stations nationwide! Their anxiously awaited full-length album was recorded in Detroit and will be released in February 2013 on Rock Ridge Records."
Venue Information:
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
http://www.chameleonclub.net/