Girls Room is an all female rock and roll band in Sussex County, Delaware. Featuring drummer Jill Brady, formerly of The Girlfriends, vocalist Barbara Phillips, bassist Terri Brady & guitarists Lois McDuffee and Glenda Diem.
Drums / Vocals
Jill has been performing in bands in the Philadelphia area since the early 1970’s. Her first all female band was Liberty 1920 which played the PA and Southern NJ club scene in 1972-1977 when there were few all female acts. In the 1980-90’s she played with Tapistrie, The Girlfriends and Glass House bands. She moved to the Delaware beaches in 2005 and began making new music connections. She most recently played with The Girlfriends Trio for 7 yrs. Her early influences are Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Ringo Starr and Mick Fleetwood. Jill is also known for her Stevie Nicks renditions.
Barb brings over 25 yrs. experience as a singer with various bands, theater and as a solo performer in the greater Philadelphia area. Barb’s range can cover a wide variety of artists including Ronstadt, Carlile, Hynde and Benatar, to name a few. Her energy draws the crowd in every time.
Bass / Vocals
Terri has loved music since a very young age. Her early influences were Joni Mitchell, CSNY and Heart. She started with acoustic guitar and her love for percussion. She moved from the Philadelphia area to the Delaware beaches and started playing with some local bands and at open mics. She finally found her love, the bass guitar, playing with Natalie Darkes. She has been known to rock it out on percussion with her sister Jill on any Santana song.
Guitar / Vocals
Lois’ love of music began at an early age, playing a variety of instruments including the clarinet, mellophone bugle and baritone horn. But her first and greatest loves were singing and playing guitar. Although originally self-taught, Lois took guitar lessons from Steuart Smith (Eagles, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin) and nationally recognized jazz guitarist and recording artist Ken Navarro.
In the late 1990s Lois teamed up with Producer/Guitarist/Songwriter Tom Guernsey of Reekers/Hangmen fame, to work on original material. Their ongoing musical collaboration produced a cache of timeless tunes, with one that was featured on an episode of the popular daytime drama, The Young and The Restless.
Lois has been writing, recording and performing original music up and down the East Coast for over 40 years, both as soloist, and as a member of successful regional touring bands. Lois has shared the stage with Dr John, among others, and has been a featured vocalist on local radio and television commercial jingles and spots.
Guitar / Vocals
In the mid 60’s Glenda, aka Gstring, began her musical career in The Village with the all female band, Girly Action. The trio played at The Village Music Hall, Cafe Wah and the Back Fence. On Sundays they shared the stage with The Lovin Spoonful at the famous Night Owl. The genre then was folk rock and rock and roll. Girly Action opened for the Velvet Underground. In the 70’s she performed with Taboo, seven women in rock. The band performed in Manhattan, the Tri-State area, as well as New England. They traveled to D.C. to open for the rock opera, Tommy.
Looking for a musical challenge brought her to Jazz Mobile in Harlem. For five years she studied guitar with Wally Richardson and Ted Dunbar. The directors for the school big band were the Heath Brothers. What a learning experience!
During that time she sat in pit bands for theatrical performances. While leaving the final performance of Mame she was hit by a car and took a 15 year hiatus.
After returning to the music scene her love for music took her to the Charlotte and Philadelphia Convention Centers to play Christmas Concerts in magical orchestras while backing choruses.
Since moving to the beach she has performed in many restaurants and clubs with both men and women. You may have heard her play anything from country, rock, jazz, blues, or Italian hits.
Today she has gone full circle and is now performing with an all female group, GirlsRoom.
Thank you ladies for this opportunity. Music enlivens the spirit. Sing, dance, play on.