The Great SOCIO is the premier Guitar-less Rock 'n' Roll band from Philadelphia, PA. Formed in 2010, TGS layers infectious synth lines with crushing bass rhythms to provide a truly original live music experience. What really sets them apart: A dedicated trumpet-wielding frontman with a raw passion for entertaining and wooing every crowd. This bold characteristic parallels their influences: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, Rage Against the Machine, Madonna, Queen, Tool, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, and The Mars Volta.
With a growing reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the scene, The Great SOCIO questions tradition and beckons its listener to rethink everything they know about Rock 'n' Roll Music.
Constantly looking to expand, TGS uses its iconic 'scream logo' as a key element of their branding and marketing strategy. Since the release of the debut EP, 'Free Tongues' in early 2011, the band has sold and distributed over 1,000 CDs including exclusive samplers and singles. Since they began traveling they've given more than 150 live performances at venues through their region from NYC, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Ohio and the Carolinas. In the anticipation of 'Modern Grip' (Spring 2013), fans backed The Great SOCIO's Kickstarter campaign to a generous total which stretched to over $8,000.
Members of TGS live together where they write and rehearse in a quaint yet bustling little town within the city limits of Philadelphia. The development of their signature sound was evolved through years of previous projects as well as some trial and error. The concept title, "The Great SOCIO" is an inspiration pertaining to people both past and present. The idea is that The Great SOCIO is larger than the band and the music. Its made up of all the people that become a part of it.
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Official site: TheGreatSOCIO.com
Thurs., July 4th - American Freedom Fest(East Stroudsburg)at Noon
Thurs., July 4th - Freedom Fest at Dansbury Park at 3pm
Fri., July 5th - Four Fellas Bar & Grill (White Haven, PA) at 8pm
Sat., July 6th - Jam at The Dam (Weatherly, PA) at Noon
Sun., July 7th - Jam at The Dam (Weatherly, PA) at 8pm
Sat., July 20th - Shady Katie's Pub & Patio (Somerdale, NJ) at 8pm
Fri., July 26th - The Ledgendary Dobbs (South Street) 11pm