Becky sings and plays keyboard in rock/poetry duo The Brooklyn Players Reading Society, who recently released their first EP, “The Little Guy Inside.” She also plays tenor saxophone and knows two solid rhythms on the djembe.
About The Brooklyn Players Reading Society: The members of BPRS, David and Becky Fine-Firesheets, set stories, poems and other forms of words to rock, pop, and blues music. They enjoy exploring new sounds and playing with traditional forms of songwriting. The BPRS is also a society supporting local artists through a variety of concerts, workshops, and salons.
As a writer, singer, and pianist, Becky blends catchy pop melodies with stylized spoken word taken from original fiction, nonfiction and poetry, then sets them to spooky yet still catchy organ riffs. She knew as a six-year-old when she wrote her first story about a Liquid Prince who brought dead girls back to life that she wanted to be a writer. Having already started piano lessons, she continued on both routes and now finds great pleasure in adding music to her words.
David is a dreadlocked “master swimmer” who blends various styles of drumming with new, experimental ideas and sounds. His 20+ years behind a set have taught him how to rage the punk, chill out with the funk then break all the rules while still keeping everything rooted. He only misses a beat when he means to (at least he makes it seem this way).
Experimental? Pop rock? Art rock? Avant garde? Whatever you want to label it, The Brooklyn Players Reading Society is psyched to be playing it.