Julie Sorcek's Bands

Wry Bred

Below are links to my bands:

Wry BredThe contra dance band Wry Bred: Wry Bred, of which I am a founding member, is made up of myself on flute and saxophone, Mickey Koth on fiddle, and Robert Messore on guitar. We play for the major contra dances throughout Connecticut, in eastern New York and beyond, as well as private events with various callers. Hear some of Wry Bred's music, as recorded by our guitarist Robert Messore:

Wry Bred on Soundcloud

Here is some video of Wry Bred in June, 2012, on board the Amistad in Mystic, Connecticut!

Rio & the UBCThe rock & pop band Rio & the UBC (Usual Bunch of Characters), which is the brainchild of vocalist & guitarist Rio Soren, and which includes me on flute, saxophone and vocals, along with a changing group of musicians. We play at area restaurants in Fairfield County, Connecticut and in eastern New York, as well as private events throughout the area. We do Beatles, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Dion, other well known oldies, as well as '70s music like Jim Croce and BJ Thomas, and some more contemporary songs.

Here is some video of Rio & the UBC from June, 2016, at Candlewood East Marina Club in Brookfield, Connecticut. We were joined for this performance by bassist and vocalist Joel Rosendahl.

For more videos, visit Rio & the UBC (Usual Bunch of Characters) YouTube page. There are video and audio recordings from a number of past gigs during 2016.

The Reel Thing

The contra and colonial dance band The Reel Thing: I am a founding member of The Reel Thing, which includes keyboardist Fran Hendrickson, guitarist and bass guitarist Bill Campbell, and fiddler Sue Hill. We work frequently with caller Patricia Campbell for colonial events, family dances, and other events throughout the Northeast.

Chicks 'n Sync The folk trio Chicks 'n Sync: Chicks 'n Sync, of which I am a founding member, includes Britt Goodman on hammered dulcimer and concertina, and Robin Reid on vocals and guitar. I sing and play flute in this group. We perform at restaurants and other venues, including the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center.

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