Formed in 2018, Prophecy performs popular music with incredible melodic and harmonic style.
Prophecy members have all experienced great successes performing our musical craft. Our members include Lisa Lawler-Colvin on flute and vocals, Alan Colvin, on lead-guitar and vocals, Tom Rupert on guitar and vocals, Susie Beck-Parker on Keyboards and vocals, and Andy Parker on Bass.
The merger of four strong voices, guitars, flute, keys and percussion together is arranged in gorgeous harmony that soars throughout the show. You’ll be singing and dancing to the mystical ~ musical renderings before you realize it. Prophecy will soon head to the studio to lay down some spell-binding tracks.
Lisa Lawler Colvin
Lead Flute, Vocals & Percussion
Lisa started playing her flute in the 4th grade at age 11. She’s played her flute ever since in concert bands, at weddings, open mic nights, and even got to lay down a few tracks full of 16th and 32nd notes early in her career at a fancy recording studio in Rockville, Maryland.
Under the leadership of the great Dorothea Hudley at Midtown Music Studio, Lisa learned the art of harmonization and improvisation. Her other major influences include the Beatles, Styx, Foreigner, Journey and all the classic acoustic music of the 60’s and 70’s.
Lisa has sat in with many bands over the years from 'Change Course' to 'Straight Flush.' In recent years, Lisa has performed with 'DelTrio' from 2007 to 2013, “Ally Jones Acoustic Jam” from 2013 to 2014, “Random Impact” in 2014, and 3rd Degree from 2014 to 2018. She is happier than ever to be playing her flute, singing, and performing her favorite genre of music with 'Prophecy' alongside her husband Alan, brother Andy, sister-in-law Susie, and Southpaw Tommy
Lead Guitar & Vocals
Alan started his musical journey at the young age of 10 when his mother, who had a strong desire to live her dream vicariously through him, decided it was time for him to take piano lessons. This continued for a little more than 2 years. Shortly after, he joined a local drum and baton corps where he thrived for the next 12 years. This is where he developed his acute natural sense of rhythm, a strong sense of team and loyalty, and a comfort from being in front of a crowd. At the age of 12 he got his first guitar as a Christmas present along with a small record player and 3 records. A small instruction book on how to tune it and a few lessons to get started got him playing on a December morning and by the end of the first day he had tuned the guitar and was playing along with the records. It didn’t take much more time to realize that his natural ability was already there and it was just a matter of developing it. With a strong passion for learning combined with that natural ability, by the age of 14, he was in his first band playing a festival concert at the local community college campus.
Alan has since played in a host of bands as a rhythm and or lead guitar player, lead and backing vocalist, and all-around entertainer. Some of those bands achieved some acclaim and success. In the earlier part of his adult life, it was 'Night Flight' which was very much a Led Zeppelin tribute band that also included a variety of material. Then it was on to "Side Effects" where Alan's success really grew and for a few years he played the top clubs in College Park and Georgetown and played at the Bayou regularly. Not long after that, during a hiatus from the band days, Alan got married and had a daughter. But he still had the great good fortune to put together the band he had always wanted called Back Ally Jones which achieved even more success and was together for 9 years. They even recorded their own album. It was onward and upward from there, and the next big project was an 80’s metal band, where he was one of the founding members, 'Alive-n-Kickin.' The variety of music and bands Alan has enjoyed has given him a great appreciation for the many opportunities and music that he has been a part of over the years.
With '3rd Degree', Alan took another step in his long musical journey. Working with his wife, a flute player and singer, Lisa, and his great friend, fellow guitar player and singer, Tom Rupert, the beautiful blend of acoustic guitars, flute, and 3-part harmonies made for a wonderful musical experience that brought smiles many faces, a joy to many ears and hearts.
The journey continues...
Lead Guitar & Vocals
Tom picked up his first guitar at the age of 8, and finally at the age of 12, decided which way he was going to play it. Southpaw Style! Chords didn’t come easy for Southpaw Tommy, so he was a “one-string bandit” for much of those first 4 years.
Once he learned a few chords, it was off to the races learning everything from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rush, ZZ Top, ACDC, The Beatles, the list goes on…… A Navy Veteran, Tom would assemble several bands from a pool of talent during his active duty days. He enjoyed entertaining the crew during long deployments while continuing to hone his skills.
Once retired, Tom would be involved with several bands, covering everything from Country, Blues, Classic Rock, Metal, and Jazz. Bands such as Hampton Roads’ 'Lady Luck and The Bonedaddy’s,' Southern Maryland bands 'Three Day Ride' and 'Random Impact.' These days, working with Prophecy, rich in harmonies and instrument arrangements, keeps this musician busy entertaining. There’s no other place that he’d rather be.
Keyboards & Vocals
Self-taught pianist. Played by ear at age 3 – first keyboard song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Started singing Disney songs with older sister at age 4. Big brother influenced with Queen, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Three Dog Night, Beatles, and Alice Cooper. Developed vocal ability by singing along with Motown classics, and the Earth Wind and Fire 1976 album “SPIRIT” on repeat!
High School: Madrigals a’capella group – performed for the Maryland Senate two years, Maryland State Honors Chorus 2 years – performed at the Kennedy Center. Suitland HS Choir - 4 years, Drama - 4 yrs. Played piano for Broadway dance troupe.
Long-term gigs in bands: Sh*T Out of Luck, Madd Mother Moose, Straight Flush, Deep Mother, Broken Stigma, Voodoo Monkey and sat in with many great groups, local and elsewhere.
Focus on improving my skills and spreading peace whenever possible.
Piano lessons in teens, started on guitar shortly thereafter. Practiced to Rush, Black Sabbath, Nazareth and Foghat. (Very quietly because he had 3 sisters) Within a year of starting guitar began composing songs. Studied music theory at PG Comm. College.
Performed with #6, Mastiff, Mortal Measure, White Plains Drifters, Madd Mother Moose, Deep Mother, Broken Stigma, Voodoo Monkey, and Straight Flush; and sat-in with many others. [A collection of original recordings from #6 band from 1987 – 1991 will be available on YouTube in the future. ]
Played bass, piano, and guitar on original songs on Mortal Measure album “Human Standard” 1997. Played Bass on original songs on Broken Stigma Album “The Road” 2011. Recorded bass and guitar on original songs for Madd Mother Moose album “Chocolate Crab and Other Delicacies” in 2006.
… and also produced, directed, edited and acted in a public access television show in P.G. County called “Brain Hammer” from 1993 – 2000. The show featured alleged comedy bits, and many local bands performing original music. (This included Back Alley Jones - see Alan above)
“I pick things up and I put things down.”