Teen rockers will play to help soccer team


PARIS — On Friday, April 23, the four-piece, teenage rock band Jessica Prouty Band will play along with Maine band Skosh at a concert benefiting the Oxford Hills High School soccer team.

The Jessica Prouty Band has been in the Top 10 of the Little Stevens Underground Garage Battle of Female-fronted Bands and a finalist three years running for the Berklee College of Music Battle of the High School Bands. All four band members, who range in range from 15 to 17, won scholarships to Berklee College of Music summer programs.

Their original songs have been played on Boston’s 92.5 The River and WAAF. They have played Six Flags Amusement Park; the Hard Rock Boston; Hampton Beach, N.H; Higher Ground, Vt; state parks; camps; and numerous Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts fairs.

Their 2010 CD, “Time to Escape,” is scheduled for release in June. For more information, visit www.JessicaProuty.com, e-mail [email protected] or call (781) 608-4460.

Pronounced “Sk-oh-sh,” members of this band have played numerous events in Maine and have bookings at the Irish Twins, the Loose Caboose, Heemond’s Race Track and Harrison Old Home Days, plus charity events. For more on Skosh, visit www.myspace.com/skoshisacircus.

Soccer players will use the concert proceeds to have a professional woman/man help them with their skills, or they will travel down to Massachusetts to see a Boston Breakers soccer game. The Breakers are a professional woman’s soccer team.

Some girls on the soccer team saw the Jessica Prouty Band play at the Waterford World’s Fair last summer and asked on Myspace if the musicians would return to Maine.

“I loved the Jessica Prouty band. They were so good last summer. I have not yet seen Skosh, but I have heard they were really good,” said Joanna Murc, who is on the soccer team.

“We love Maine,” said Cody Nilsen, guitarist and vocalist. “We have some great video on our Web site about our Maine leg of the tour last summer, including some clips from Waterford.”

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the high school at 256 Main St. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door. Refreshments will be sold.

Members of the Jessica Prouty Band, from left, are Cam Pelkey, who plays drums; Andy Covino, keys; Jessica Prouty, bass and lead vocals; and Cody Nilsen, lead guitar and vocals.