There are a few cases every few years when something special manages to pop its head over the hedge of the music world’s droning legions. We get to see it happen only in rare spouts. Like a burning gem fallen from the bosom of a rotting Tyrannosaurus, the pride of Brooklyn, “The Prigs,” has charged forward to create a world of unbridled fun, sportsmanship, and revelry into which all are welcome.
You may already know some Prigs as members of other bands such as St. Vincent, Via Audio, Tiger City, Kaki King, Elizabeth and the Catapult, and Old Springs Pike.
But together the Prigs’ sound slops with the raucous traditions of olde time pubs and public celebration. With one hand in the Balkans, and the other stroking the hair on Huey Lewis’ chest, The Prigs are charting new trade routes through waters long-considered fruitless.
Audiences far and wide have shown loyalty to the band’s signature performances, which explode forth with catchy hooks, blazing horns, and choruses that leave the listener with no choice but to sing along. After going through trio and quintet incarnations, the band (comprised of an elite team of specialists) found itself with a wily cast of characters, fuller instrumentation, and a new lyrical sound centered around the as- sertion that “Life ain’t so bad at all!”
Once they had discovered their full- sized potential as a band, The Prigs founded Health Sunday- Prospect Park’s premier recreational club. With fútbol as it’s cornerstone, Health Sunday continues to be the chosen weekly meeting for a wide array of New Yorkers looking to have fun and get healthy. Health Sunday has yielded more than a band- más que una banda- it has shaped a community centered around creativity, teamwork, culture and fun, with The Prigs as the authors of its anthems
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