The Rooks are a New York City based R&B/IndieSoul sextet just funky enough
to make your mother nervous. The group formed at Wesleyan University,
bonding over a mutual love of listening to Beyonce, playing at house parties,
and performing Motown covers. They continue to do all three in excess.
Drawing on an eclectic catalogue of influences, from the melodic sensibilities
of Stevie Wonder, to the staggered hip-hop backbeats of J Dilla, to the vocal
intricacies of the Dirty Projectors, The Rooks dance their way along the line between
the kind of music that makes you think, and feel-good-down-in-your-gut soul.
The release of The Rooks' debut EP, "Something You Can Take" (May 2013) and follow up
single "Twister" (Jan 2014), as well as their highly successful residency at Pianos NYC
(second highest grossing residency in venue history) have earned them recognition across
the Northeast, including Deli Magazine's Artist of The Month award (Feb 2014) which finally
provided their parents with a tangible means of bragging about their children
to their co-workers.
The Rooks are currently back in the studio preparing the release of their second EP, while
steadily booking shows up and down the East Coast. They would love for you to join
the party, because they’re having an incredible time.