Not your father's Blues Band....High-energy dance music
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
Up- energy, danceable Blues, mixed with Hendrix/Allmans/Clapton stuff....even some "impossible" covers......jaw-dropping guitar work....complete professionalism before, during, and after the show.....we're never late, and NEVER cancel!
The Wildcat O'Halloran Band has been thrilling audiences in Western Massachusetts for over twenty years, and is currently promoting its 12th album “That Boy Don't Play No Blues"... building on the success of the last four: "Midnight Service Call","Party Up In Heaven", “Cougar Bait” and “Drinkin' With the Harp Girls” each of which was played on over 200 stations, and called “crazy-fun” by the Boston Blues Society and “a great release” by the UK's Blues Matters. Living Blues Magazine wrote: “Wildcat emerges as one of the most entertaining songwriters in contemporary blues...and his band doesn't know the meaning of dull!”
The band has opened for just about every major blues artist to visit Massachusetts, from Greg Allman to John Lee Hooker to The Stray Cats, and has been backup band for Bo Diddley and James Cotton. Recently, they opened for Coco Montoya and later Duke Robillard at Northampton's Iron Horse Music Hall.
Just back from being featured at Millenium Music Conference, and host of the long-running Sunday Blues Jam in Northampton, the Wildcat (guitar and vocals) will often be accompanied by Matt “Loverboy” McManamon (Bass, vocals), “Dr. Luscious”….Emily Duff (sax), Devin Griffiths (guitar, vocals) and sometime Trailer Park drummer Jopey Fitzpatrick
Living Blues added these kudos while reviewing Cougar Bait “the grooves are so damned infectious, and the guitar playing so stirring....The Wildcat O'Halloran Band can make you dance and make you laugh if you let it...irresistible”.... Midnight Service Call CD already getting rave reviews and airplay!
Past Booked Events
|June 24, 2017 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Festival|
Influences & Inspiration
Influenced by James Cotton, with whom we worked many times....also Buddy Guy, The Allman Bros, John Lee Hooker, JGeils (worked with most of them also).....once served as Bo Diddley's band, though not particularly influenced....I guess we all were UNDER the influence by the end of that show
we are self-contained for small and medium sized venues....need only 2-15A outlets....for larger shows we will email mic placement