The Tea Club is a band from New Jersey. The band consists of Patrick McGowan (vocals/guitar), Dan McGowan (vocals/guitar), Joe Rizzolo (drums), Jamie Wolff (bass, vocals), and Renee Pestritto (keyboards/flute/vocals). Patrick and Dan also draw most of the band's album and promotional artwork.
The Tea Club was formed in 2003. Between the inception and 2007, they made several recordings, one of which attracted the attention of producer/ engineer Tim Gilles (Thursday and Taking Back Sunday). Tim produced, recorded and mixed their first full length album at his studio in Jersey City, Big Blue Meenie Studios. The Tea Club’s first album, “General Winter’s Secret Museum“, was released in July 2008.
"Rabbit", their second album, was released on October 9th 2010. "Rabbit" was also produced by Tim Gilles, and featured guest keyboards by Tom Brislin. They spent the rest of 2010 and the majority of 2011 playing many shows along the East Coast, including the ProgDay festival in North Carolina. Reviews and articles about the band were featured in publications such as Metro Philly, Indie Music Reviewer, Origivation, and JUMP. They ended the year 2011 by playing an acoustic show opening for Jimmy Gnecco of the band Ours at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia.
In early 2012, The Tea Club once again returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their third album with producer Tim Gilles. Following the recording sessions, The Tea Club were asked to open for the Swedish rock band Beardfish for their mini-tour of the United States in May 2012.
The Tea Club's third album, "Quickly Quickly Quickly", was released on November 15th, 2012.