This past Saturday night, Dan McGowan of the band The Tea Club, and beloved member of Circle of Hope, played his first ever solo show at 3800 Marlton Pike to a crowd of adoring fans. He performed plenty of originals from The Tea Club, a cover of Chris Cornell’s song “Preaching the End of the World,” as well as new songs from his band’s upcoming album!
Later, Dan was joined by Patrick McGowan, brother and fellow member of The Tea Club, at the end of the set as his special guest. A small stripped-down set ensued, bolstering some other of the band’s originals. After leaving the stage, everyone screamed for an encore, and Dan and Pat returned to serenade the audience one last time with Pat on keys and Dan on vocals. The night was filled with good energy and lots of love for Dan’s music. We were truly blessed to experience Dan’s gifts.
-Mark Craig, reporting
About The Tea Club (from their website): Formed by brothers Patrick and Dan McGowan, The Tea Club are an experimental prog rock band that have been creating music for over fifteen years in the Philadelphia and New Jersey art rock scene. In 2008, acclaimed Producer/Engineer Tim Gilles (Anthrax, Taking Back Sunday, Jeff Buckley, Thursday), discovered the band and recorded, produced, and mixed their four studio albums. In support of their 2015 album Grappling, The Tea Club performed with Haken, Toby Driver (John Zorn, Kayo Dot, Maudlin the Well), and Bent Knee, and embarked on an extensive tour with Thank You Scientist and Moon Tooth.