Combine tight musicianship with a loose cannon and you get Cooler by the Lake. With a two-guitar attack, rhythm section, keys, flute and sax, a dedicated back up singer and raucous singer Rory Lake at the helm, Cooler by the Lake has conquered rock clubs all over the Midwest for the last 15years. It's more then music; it's an intense rock experience.
The groups isa shaken cocktail of classic rock, psych, prog and punk appeals to all fans of rock, especially when served by wildly charismatic Rory Lake. Due to their unique versatility and amplified entertainment factor, Cooler by the Lake has squeezed on stages with rock legends Molly Hatchet, The Fixx, Asia, and Adam Ant as well as punk and indie acts Sean & Zander, Drag the River, Nashville Pussy, Cherry Valence, Electric Frankenstein, Dank Jones, and Apocalypse Hoboken. Cooler by the Lake has also performed a live simulcast of a bacon eating contents on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Show.
Cooler by the Lake mark the end of the season with their 2nd studio album Summer's Over. We caught up with Rory Lake to talk about this infectious new album.
R. Hey, let's get down to the nitty gritty shall we... can we assume that the name of the band comes in some way, associated to living near Chicago's Michigan Lake? or are we off the beaten track?
R. For our audience share with us how you managed to find such an ensemble talented group of individuals?
R. Can I ask what's with those teeth? Is this some kind of alter-ego character that you're living out on stage?
R. Musically speaking, Summer's End is your second studio album. What's different this time round? What can the audience expect to hear?
R. Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?
R. Describe your show, visually and musically.
Last but not least...
R. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.