The Empty Pockets

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

The Empty Pockets

Uptown Boys Choir

Wed · February 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

This show is  GA.

Seating is limited and first come first serve.

Tables are meant to be shared.

The Empty Pockets
The Empty Pockets
Their journey began with the late, great Buddy Holly. Childhood friends, Solomon (guitar) and Rosenthal (drums), started a band by joining forces with Bellon (bass). Soon after recording an original demo as “Josh & The Empty Pockets,” the new group was featured in a Chicago theatrical production of The Buddy Holly Story, performing as Buddy Holly & The Crickets. There they met singer Brett (keys), who enlisted as the final band member. With more than one distinct voice now delighting their audiences, the band officially became, simply, “The Empty Pockets.” And while writing, traveling and singing together, Solomon and Brett fell in love and married.

Ever since, The Empty Pockets have truly embraced collaboration. Just as The Band famously came into their own behind various frontmen, The Empty Pockets have found comparable footing teaming up with a wide range of legendary artists; Kenny Loggins, Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free), Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), Gary Wright (“Dreamweaver”), and Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco), both as opening act and backing band. The Pockets' sound has evolved, influenced not only by these remarkable musicians, but also by independent artists and, most importantly, one another. The result is a dynamic musical style uniquely The Empty Pockets'; a surprising yet familiar blend of Folksy Rock ‘n Roll and Midwestern Soul.
Uptown Boys Choir
Uptown Boys Choir
Uptown Boys Choir​ began as a solo effort by Washington, D.C. bassist-songwriter Kevin de
Souza. In preparation for the 2015 release of the EP Tied Tight, de Souza invited guitarist and
longtime friend Tony Porreco, keyboardist Joel Hicks, and drummer Ben Tufts to round out his
live lineup; the addition of singer-guitarist Kate Potrykus a few months later completed the
group’s current lineup, and they have been bringing their blend of punk-rock, americana, and
indie pop to happy ears everywhere ever since. Uptown Boys Choir is currently recording their
next album, Get Help, due out in the spring of 2018; in the meantime, listen to Tied Tight
wherever you get your music.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024