The Charming Bastards are four life-long musicians from Eastern Massachusetts, and we decided to start another band, because, well, there's nothing on TV, so why not?
We could have done our own music, which is complex, profoundly moving, and full of subtle artistic nuances and clever references to pop culture & politics. BORING! So instead
we've put together a set of our favorite rock tunes, new and old. We like playing music that isn't the same as all the other cover bands, and we've added some real deep-cut gems, and plenty of your all-time favorites to our set. So come and see us play, 'cause we're really good and - we picked the band name for a reason ...
We've put up a few of our early live tracks and some new vids for you to check out and see how much fun we are. When you come to see our shows, have your phone cams ready. If you send us a pic or a video and we use it in our website/YouTube/Facebook/Instagram social media empire, we'll buy you drinks at the next show, and give you a credit on the site. Great idea, right? We thought so.
FUTURE DATES - Mark your calendars:
The Station Eight gig POSTPONED! The grand opening of this new club in Marshfield center has been postponed, due to
construction delays. We'll be playing there when they're ready. Stay tuned!
We're planning another studio session and hoping to make a couple more vids. Looking at January
More to come - keep checking!
September 2016 -
Back at the Jetty in MarshVegas. Another triumph. Thanks to all who made the show
August 2016 -
The CBs' debut at The House of Blues was a thing of beauty. Great bar, great staff, great show! The first of many, we hope.
The 5/6 Jetty show was awesome! Thanks to all who were there, and the management, who are great wo work for.
January 2016 -
D'oh! Had a show January 23rd at the Jetty in Marshfield - BLIZZARD!! We decided to do the show anyway, but
"Mad Dog" Scotty, our drummer, drove off the road on the way, and ended up in the hospital. If you follow this
thread, you'll notice we're kinda accident prone.
Played a great show at Sid's annual party in Brookline. Debuted our grunge version of Beauty and the Beast.
We'll be shooting a vid of this great tune in the Fall - Stay tuned ...
March 2015 -
Videos from the recording session are finished at long last!! Check 'em out below.
February 2015 -
So our bassist/frontman sliced his hand open with a chef's knife, and had to have reconstructive surgery.
Right in the middle of our studio session. What a dope! But we're back in the game, videos are almost done, and
we're booking shows for the Spring.
November 2014 -
We're doing a studio session, and a video while we're at it. Cool!
October 2014 -
Lined up shows up in Marshfield, Plymouth, and a show in Wellfeet, where we'll have home-field advantage ...
September 2014 -
Private party gig off Cape was great! We were, well, charming. No website pics, per request of our hosts.