Official Band Bio for Press & Promo

 

Ms. Fridrich's Messy Ann Band is an indi-rock band fronted by pianist, singer-songwriter Sarah Fridrich, who collaborates with jazz-trained drummer Kirk Kubicek, as well as various local singers & musicians. They create music that has been compared to Regina Spektor and the Dresden Dolls.  Sarah and Kirk strive to create catchy, off-kilter songs that are doused in rich harmonies and energized with rhythmic interplay between the piano and drums.  In addition to being an accomplished teacher, Sarah has produced two albums of her original songs: 2007 self-titled EP "Sarah Fridrich", and 2011 full length CD entitled "You Call That Brave".  In 2009, she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant by the Montgomery County Arts & Humanities Council; and in 2011, she was recognized as a Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest for her original song "Anvil".   Sarah Fridrich has a B.A. in "reading books" from St. John's College, and a 2nd B.A. in Jazz Piano from the University of Maryland.

Kirk Kubicek, also has a BA in Jazz Music from UMD and loves to teach.  He is an in-demand drummer, who plays alongside his father - double drums - in the popular DMV band "On The Bus", as well as with Philly folk-rock outfit "My Son Bison", and multiple projects that range from folk to jazz improvisation groups in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. 

 

Sarah & Kirk met in 2011 and have done three DIY tours as far north as Montreal, CA and as far West as Colorado.  They are currently at work on a second Ms.Fridrich studio album recording project, the first single from the album - an apocalyptic love song titled "Nights at The End of the Worlds" - was released on March 20th, 2015.