The rock band Prospect Hill’s drummer and producer, Mark Roberge has announced today that the band will be performing at The Valley Patriot’s 15th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night on April 5, 2019 at the Firefighters Relief In on Market St. in Lawrence.
“Prospect Hill is excited to perform at the Valley Patriot’s 15th Anniversary Bash!” Roberge said.
“Tom Duggan is not only a fan of the band but he’s a tremendous supporter and promoter and we are happy to add some fun to the evening. We are also happy to be part of an event that give recognition to the community through awards for police officers, firefighters, and veterans, as well as scholarships to local students.”
Prospect Hill is made up of all local musicians; Adam Fithian (lead vocals), Mark Roberge (drums), Derek Rousseau (guitar), Andrew Bochart (guitar), John Roberge (guitar), and Edgar Troncoso (bass, vocals).
Upon getting the news from Roberge on Monday, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan said that there was nobody else he wanted more for the newspaper’s milestone event, the 15th Anniversary BASH.
“They’ve played around the country and around the world and they are so talented,” Duggan said.
“I’m so honored to have them performing as we celebrate our 15th Anniversary of publishing the Valley Patriot. I play their music in the car when I’m chasing police calls live on Facebook. We all listen to them in the office when we are putting the paper together. They aren’t just rock stars who got big and look down on where they come from. These guys are from Lawrence. Even after they got really big, playing coast to coast and around the world, they always came back and played in Lawrence for their local fans. They never forgot where they came from. They are always trying to help the local community.”
Duggan noted how Prospect Hill played the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day parade a few years ago and uses local people in their music videos.
“We had half our staff cast in the “Step Out of Line” music video, including my daughter who just thought that was the coolest thing in the world.”
Prospect Hill released a new music video last week to their song called, “Get Out” which is gaining praise in the music industry. “Get Out has a horror movie heme, shot locally at Spooky World.
“Prospect Hill appeared at the Valley Patriot Bash! five years ago,” Duggan added.
“I wasn’t sure how they were going to pull off playing their style of music at an award and scholarship night, but they came in and did an unplugged performance that was so amazing, even our elderly attendees that year were asking where they could order a Prospect Hill CD.”
Duggan says the newspaper will be releasing more details about the 15th Anniversary Bash! in the coming weeks, including award nominees, scholarship recipients and a full list of celebrities and performers.