Founder of Black Lodge Quartet Dan Surkis is a life long musician, audiophile and an engineer with a chronic condition of craftiness. He provides guitar with a distinctive 60s tone, administrative support and an occasional song composition for Black Lodge Quartet as well as fronting CT surf band “The clams”.
BLQ lead singer Miss Lilly hails from Edinburgh Scotland and is the daughter of British Blues legend Tim Elliott of Blues’n’Trouble. A visual artist as well as a singer, when not performing with Black Lodge Quartet, Lilly creates stop motion animation with a dark fairytale style.
On bass and vocals John Krawczyk. John, a Connecticut native, has been preforming in musical acts throughout the east coast for over 30 years. At the age of 17 John and his garage band friends escaped their parent’s basements and started playing professionally in local clubs and events. Since those days, John studied bass at the Hartt School in Hartford CT and has continued preforming. Some of the different styles of music John has worked in include Rock, Blues, Folk, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Indie, Rockabilly, Country, Surf and Jazz. Currently he is working with The Clams and Black Lodge Quartet.
Newest Member Paul Krampitz is the drummer/percussionist for Black Lodge Quartet. At the age of 3, Paul began tapping out rhythms on the kitchen floor using pots and wooden spoons. He eventually moved on to a homemade tom tom and continued to drive his parents crazy. Paul has performed professionally with numerous bands, including Indie and classic rock, jazz, soul, funk, pop and country acts. Paul also plays drums with The Clams, BluGroove and occasionally with ensembles for musical theater productions.