A Pilot and two Illustrators get together every week to make some serious and fun music....
The Weathercocks is an American trio from York county, Pennsylvania.
Our debut album, Past Eats Prologue is available on over 100 streaming platforms including Spotify and iTunes and can be purchased directly from CDBaby.
We are working concurrently on two new albums. Right now, we have nearly an album of instrumental jams created purely through an improvisational mode. What you hear on Hens' Teeth is unrehearsed, unchoreographed, and unedited. Soon we will begin recording the third album, Tilt.
If you've found your way here and enjoy what we have to offer, please let us know on our Facebook or Reverbnation page. We appreciate your feedback.
Mark Zug, Kristin Kest, and Mike McAndrews formed a trio in January 2016 as a separate project out of a previous band and have played together all over south central PA for a decade or so in Wrightsville, Glen Rock, Red Lion, New Cumberland, York, Mechanicsburg, Thomasville, Harrisburg, and Shiloh venues. Tom Kettler joined the band in February of 2018 and for a year we played as a quartet. However, as of April 2019, we became a trio again; Mike retired from band life to spend more time with his growing family. We will miss him and wish him all the happiness life can throw at him.
The Weathercocks is looking forward to having you join us on this journey.
We might not know exactly where we are, but we're paying close attention to the winds and know how to navigate.
In the player and YouTube videos, you can hear and see what we sound like.
Here's a sampling of some of our covers:
Perry Mason (Ozzy Osborne) The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy) Diamonds & Rust (Judas Priest) Take 5 (Dave Brubeck) Do It Again (Steely Dan) Uncle Remus (Frank Zappa) Sultans of Swing, (Dire Straits) White Rabbit Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane) Riders on the Storm (Doors) Man Who Sold The World (Bowie) Criminal (Fiona Apple)
St, Theresa (Joan Osborne) Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top) Dixie Chicken (Little Feat) Voodoo Child (Hendrix) Whipping Post, One Way Out, Can't You See (Allman Brothers)
"Regular Rock n Roll"
Gold Dust Woman Dreams Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) Roll With the Changes (REO Speedwagon) Rockin in the Free World (Neil Young) White Room, In the Sunshine of Your Love (Cream) New Year's Day, Desire (U2) Come Together, Day Tripper, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles) This Is Why We Fight (The Decembrists) Space Oddity, (David Bowie), Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) Message In a Bottle, Synchronicity, Wrapped Around Your Finger King of Pain (The Police) ...and more
Guitarist, Recording Engineer
Mark Zug, has been playing lead guitar since he was teen in a garage band. However, the pull to become a freelance illustrator was greater and Zug has made his living as a self-employed artist in the fantasy and science fiction genre for 30 years.
Mark's virtuosic and intuitive abilities on the electric guitar are fairly supernatural. He is also the sound engineer and recording expert for our originals, adding a great deal of experience to the arrangement of the song material.
Influences: Rush, Led Zeppelin, Clapton, Yes, Kansas
Vocalist, Keyboardist, Songwriter
Kristin Kest is the keyboardist and lead singer for the band. Kristin's background in music started with piano lessons when she was 10 from an aunt who is a concert pianist and opera singer. Kest brings her inner marching band geek and theater set design experience to bear on the group's aesthetic for the composing and writing of original music.
Kest is a freelance illustrator in the science and educational genre and is formerly a college professor of Illustration.
Influences: The Police, The Cure, E.L.O., The Moody Blues, Queen
Bass is the place where Tom began his musical journey and his passion to play has been strengthened over the years while traveling the world as a USAF pilot and flight instructor, most often with an instrument or two at hand. He firmly believes sound itself is a profound cultural intoxicant and good music will always make the world a better place.
Tom's skilled bass runs lock down The Weathercocks' low end fulfilling musical equinox and unity.
Influences: Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Elvis Costello, The Who, Jaco Pastorius