“Manchester-by-the-Sea spawns more than the dysfunctional relationships depicted on the silver screen. Take the Rupert Selection. It’s a union rich in chops-heavy chemistry.”

Paul Robicheau, Improper Bostonian

The Rupert Selection is the creation of Reilly Somach, Zak Brown and Peter Crofton: a trio of longtime high-school friends from Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA. What was initially intended as a fun side project in 2008, soon morphed into a serious endeavor as the band honed their skills with dozens of shows throughout 2010. Conspiritorium, their self-produced, debut album was released in early 2011.
The band has since continued to write thoroughly innovative and original material and perform virtually non-stop throughout New England and, most recently, in venues in NYC, NJ, DE, and PA as their fanbase continues to grow. 2016 alone featured the release of their first official single and self-directed music video for “Funeral Party” with another for “Tree Hands” released later in the year, airplay on Boston radio, and more than 40 shows throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic.
So far, 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet with the release of a new EP “Baseball Practice” in March that was recorded at The Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge, MA with producer/engineer Alex Allinson, finishing as a finalist in the historic Rock and Roll Rumble competition in April, shows booked throughout New England and the North East and a second EP set to be released in the Fall. With their high energy performances and mind-bending blend of genres, The Rupert Selection are a power trio in every sense of the word and not to be missed.