Winchester Local Rock Band to Perform Acoustic Set
The band "SIX" will be performing at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse this Saturday night from 7:30 p.m until 10 p.m.
It’s expected to be a little different performance than the shows they’re fans might be used to. Winchester’s rock group – “SIX” – will be performing in front of their home fans this Saturday, Jan. 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“There was some renewed interest in the coffeehouse,” said the band’s bass player and church member – John Swartz. “We used to do it and people got a little burned out, now it’s back and we’re pretty excited. It’s a good opportunity to have the band play.”
The Cornerstone Coffeehouse is a volunteer-run series of concerts sponsored by the Second Congregational Church of Winchester, MA. The primary goal of the coffeehouse is to provide quality local entertainment in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment. Proceeds from coffeehouse events are either used to fund the work of the church, or are donated to local charities.
Five of the band's six members are Winchester residents. They include lead guitarist/vocalist Walter Ogier, guitarist/vocalist Bruce Lauterwasser, bassist/vocalist Swartz, drummer Scott Gilmour, and keyboardist/vocalist Steve Bratt. Lead vocalist Stephen Cole lives Cambridge, MA. Four of the six members of SIX, including Cole, sing in the choirs at Winchester's First and Second Congregational Churches, where the other two members of the band are also members.
But this performance will be a little different than a normal SIX concert.
The rock band will be changing things up and be playing acoustic versions of some of their fan-favorites.
“We’re looking forward to a good time,” Swartz said. “It should be fun for us and for the people who have seen us before. They’ll be able to see a different style. We’ll be able to do some free-form jamming as well. I hope it’ll add a little element of unpredictably, which makes my bandmates nervous, but I’m excited about it.”
Performing at the coffeehouse will also allow the band to play in front of its home fans, which adds a little more excitement to the show.
“It’s a little daunting to play in front of family and friends sometimes,” Swartz said. “Sometimes it’s almost easier for us to play in front of complete strangers. But this is going to be fun. We haven’t done an acoustic performance like this before. We can’t wait.”
Tickets are $10 ($5 for students/seniors), and are available at the door. For more information visit the band’s website.