Out and About with KNF&T: Music for a Purpose

Walking the halls of KNF&T you’ll find a bustling scene of recruiters zipping to and from their meetings and candidates excitedly hopping into interviews. But, taking a closer look, you’ll see our fearless finance team tucked away making sure all the checks and balances are… well… balanced. Today we’d like to focus on one of these individuals and his (really cool) side-venture.

Blake Girndt isn’t just a finance and tech wizard – he plays music. Actually, he’s a guitarist in the Boston-based phenomenon Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys – a rock/steampunk band that has more glowing reviews than I can fit in this blog post. According to Boston Survival Guide, they’re “Musically sophisticated and immensely talented, wildly unusual and diverse in material and presentation, a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck, and just plain good…fun.”

This Friday, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys will be featured at a benefit event for Keep Boston Safe. The event supports Fenway Health, whose mission is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Blake as Brother Bones in the Walter Sickert Band

Blake playing guitar as Brother Bones

Needless to say, it’s a worthy cause that we encourage everyone to support. Here are the event details:

When: Friday, October 21st

Time: 8:00pm

Cost: $10 advance, $15 door

Where: Thunder Road Music Club & Rock n’ Roll Bistro (379 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA)

Purchase tickets: HERE

Blake explains that this event is important because “we are a band of art freaks and weirdos and everyone has a unique perspective on life.” He continued, “no one should be discriminated against. We need to help with different causes like this – it’s our duty to give back.”

bma-sickertTo boot, Water Sickert is nominated for a Boston Music Award (BMA) and will be playing at the BMA’s at the House of Blues this December. You can vote for them in the Best Live Artist and Best Male Vocalist categories HERE

We’re impressed with Blake and the band, especially their ability to speak to those who may feel like misfits or “broken”, like Walter’s Toys.  We’ll certainly be supporting you both at the Keep Boston Safe benefit, and cheering for you at the BMA’s!