Grab a chair, grab a friend and get ready to rock n’ roll. The Verve Pipe, an alternative rock band, will be making jamming on the streets of Mount Pleasant July 18th at 7pm in Downtown Mount Pleasant.
The Verve Pipe was founded in 1992 by brothers Brian and Brad Vander Ark, Brian Stout and Donny Brown. Brian Vander Ark has been providing lead vocals and playing guitar in the band since its creation in 1992 along with Donny Brown who provides vocals and plays the drums. His brother, Brad, played bass in the band until 2002. The band currently consists of Donny and Brian as well as; Craig Griffith playing harmonica, Lou Musa on guitar, Randy Sly on keyboard and Andy Reed on bass.
Most well known for their chart topping single “The Freshmen”, the band has also released 5 albums in their career, starting with Pop Smear in December of 1993. That was followed with Villians in 1996, Verve Pipe in 1999 and Underneath in 2001. In 2009 the band was approached to record a song for a compilation album called Calling All Kids. This led the band to record a family friendly album, appropriately named A Family Album, released in 2009.
After releasing A Family Album the Verve Pipe began touring in small venues along the East Coast and throughout Michigan, including Mount Pleasant. the Verve Pipe will bring its rockin’ family music to our streets for the Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series, brought to you by Isabella Bank, Downtown Mt. Pleasant, Central Michigan University, and Max and Emily’s Eatery.