Pink Pompeii was a song about spilling pink paint on ants.
That song was written by cellist/vocalist Nan Kemberling when she was in the acoustic duo “Da Dum” with guitarist/vocalist Rob Gal.
During the time that Pink Pompeii was a song, Rob Gal was also in the band, “The Holland Dutch,” with guitarist/vocalist Courtney King and Nan went on an orchestral tour in China. When Nan came back, she and Rob wanted to change Da Dum from an acoustic duo to an electronic dance rock trio, as is often the case in similar situations. They asked Courtney to join them in this endeavor and she consented. It was at that time the three decided to multi-purpose the name Pink Pompeii to include their new ensemble as well the established song title.
Nan’s songwriting has not been limited to the song Pink Pompeii, in fact she is a prolific songwriter. Courtney never lets the fact that she didn’t write Pink Pompeii slow her down for even a moment. She too incessantly puts the pen to paper and between her and Ms. Kemberling, the music spews like hot lava from the very mouth of Mount Vesuvius.
Mr. Gal’s role in all this is that of instrumentalist and co-arranger. After all, he has been a producer, engineer and musician for decades.
Above all, each Pink Pompeiilian is a born entertainer determined to “bring it” to the people at every chance. The band is well groomed in every sense of the word and proud of it!