SEEKINGAcoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, DJ, Drums, Electronic Music, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
The Neighborly is an Americana Folk-Pop duo. Arissa May and Brock Lawley found themselves real-life neighbors and were surprised to discover a unique blend of their voices.
Brock Lawley’s prolific songwriting provides much of the backbone of the Neighborly’s large catalog of original music. Brock is currently the Director of Worship and Media Arts at Encounter Church of Palmyra.
Arissa moved back to the Central PA area after having lived and worked in Nashville, writing, singing and performing.
In October of 2016, the two performed for a local non-profit’s fundraiser and realized a mutual desire to make music that supported family and community. Brock and Arissa are in loving and committed marriages, raising small children and are heavily involved in their local church, the Neighborly’s music reflects their current stage of life.
The Neighborly was officially formed in June 2017 and the name was an easy pick, reflecting their geographical relationship to one another, their desire to build up their community.
In the vein of pop-folk artists like The Civil Wars, Over the Rhine and JohnnySwim, their bedrock of acoustic guitar overlaid with intricate and playful harmonies, touch on themes such as family, community, love and deep faith. Their mission is to use their music to connect, encourage and serve their local community.
- Screen name:
- The Neighborly
- Member since:
- Jul 28 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- 39 years
Over the Rhine
The Civil Wars
All Sons and Daughters
Many many more
Members Of Band
EnoughThe pressure to do and be everything is ever present but this soulful song reminds us that we don't have to buckle under the weight of expectation and reminds us that we are all in this together.
What A Love
What A LoveUpbeat and melodic with strong melodies, What a Love sheds light on the greatest love of all time.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain /Bad Romance (COVER)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain /Bad Romance (COVER)You will never see this song mashup coming. A slow and moody take on two songs everyone knows.
NameInspired by CS Lewis' favorite The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, a positive and upbeat tune about the grace of God and our eternal hope in salvation.
Latter Days (COVER)
Latter Days (COVER)A song by Over the Rhine humbly covered by The Neighborly
BookmarkA fun and upbeat track about the enduring love in our lives being like a bookmark found in every chapter of our history.
Make You Feel My Love (COVER)
Make You Feel My Love (COVER)You have never heard this song like this before. Bob Dylan's tune, most recently covered by Adele, finds a unique presentation through the blend of two moving harmonies in this heartfelt love song.
Evil FlowerA moving song with haunting harmonies on what is the juxtaposition of our spiritual bankruptcy versus what God's grace provides us, Hope. Evil flower words and music by: Brock Lawley I’ve leaned on good disposition and charm On the smokescreen of deeds and decency Though discontentment would eat at my soul I spoke word after word of piety I’ve lived on blame and excuses to long Now I desperately need something sound So kill all the parts of me that don’t belong Find those places that need found CHORUS: I’m an evil flower He’s my virtuous root I’m a barren tree He’s my possible fruit I’m a prideful man Just broken enough to know I need him I needing him now V#2 Your more then doctrine Your more then dogma Where their justice ends yours begins And where sin abounded your grace does much more You keep turning what’s old new again CHORUS: He broke me to pieces Held me up to the fire Until my failings and faults fell away His passionate, reckless and furious love Turned those pieces to parts that obey