The Damn Choir

The Damn Choir

The Damn Choir's use of guitar, cello, bass, vocals and drums, along with Gordon Robertson's introspective lyrics, create songs that range from meandering and melancholic to pulsing and vengeful.

“You’re My Secret Called Fire” came out in April of 2012 and is the bands sophomore release. They celebrated the album with a sold-out show at The Hideout in Chicago. The songs on this album transition seamlessly, showcasing somber lines from the cello, and then swelling into huge guitar riffs with the gritty voice of Robertson.

The Damn Choir began in January of 2009 on a freezing and fated night in Chicago. Gordon Robertson sat slumped at the bar, drowning his post-horrific-break-up dejected self in whiskey and happened to meet cellist Katy Myers. Although at first Myers rejected Robertson's musical advances, eventually she gave in and agreed to give him a chance.

Within weeks the two were musically inseparable and involved in an (arguably unhealthy) co-dependant friendship. After playing for months under the name, “Gordon and Katy,” the two recorded an album, re-named the band, and began the journey that would lead them to eventually recruiting Steve Stokes on lead guitar, Brandon Stein on bass, Ryan Farnham on drums, and occasionally Jack McClain on thunder drums and tambourine fountains.