East Coast Heart | West Coast Vibe
Secret American is a bi-coastal indie music collective from the U.S., blending retro & modern pop-rock stylings with soul & cosmic-folk. With vocals rich in moxie, a groovin rhythm section and sunny, twangy guitars & keys, Secret American brings a fresh perspective to a time-tested sound. The seeds of the group start with Derek Krzywicki, who began writing songs from his California home after his departure from Cheers Elephant. Krzywicki's new musical vision was championed & completed with friend & Philly producer, Todd Mecaughey. Despite the distance, the two began recording regularly and by 2018, they had completed their debut album “Warmth & Shelter”. Feeling this new music needed to be played live, the duo evolved the project into the electrifying seven-piece band that exists today. In time, they settled into the perfect line-up, with Rory Geoghegan & Alex Baranowski on guitars, Tony Unander on percussion, & Nashville rockers Katie Frank on keys & Jon McNally on drums. After strings of notable shows/festivals with groups like Waxahatchee, Low Cut Connie, The Front Bottoms, Palm Palm, Illiterate Light & more, the band continued to hone their craft & record new music. By Nov 2020, the group released their 2nd album, "Heavy Feels", and against all odds/pandemics/elections, the album was well received & interest in the band continued... By 2022 the band regained it's footing after a very long forced hiatus and returned to the stage ready to rock with new music and stories to share.