Charming Bastards Band

          Charming Bastards Live

   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.

May 2016-
     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.
August 2015-
    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.


Boots of Chinese Plastic


I Want Candy

 Live cuts, click to listen:

  Born Under a Bad Sign


  Don't Keep Me Wonderin'

  I Want Candy

  Jesus Just Left Chicago

  Walkin' The Dog


  Here's a partial list of the songs you might hear live:

All Day And All of the Night - Kinks
Are We Ourselves - Fixx
Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King (Cream)
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Boots of Chinese Plastic - Pretenders
Can’t Do My Homework - Perkins, Rush (J Geils)
Can’t Explain - The Who
Casino Queen - Wilco
Cracker Soul - Cracker
Don't Keep Me Wonderin' - Allman Brothers
Don’t Run Wild - Del Fuegos
Dreamworld - Midnight Oil
First I Look at the Purse - Smokey Robinson (J Geils)
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Hurricane Rain - CB's original
I Want Candy - The Strangeloves
I’m Ready - Willie Dixon
Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top
Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Little Child - Beatles

Low - Cracker
Lucille - Little Richard
Mary Mary - Butterfield Blues Band
Middle of the Road - Pretenders
Mystery Achievement - Pretenders
No Rest for the Wicked - Caged Elephant
Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
Roadhouse Blues - Doors
Runaway - Del Shannon (Bonnie Raitt)
Saved By Zero - Fixx
Send Me an Angel - Robin Lane & the Chartbusters
Shakin’ All Over - Johnny Kidd (The Who)
Switchboard Susan - Nick Lowe
Substitute - The Who
Thing Called Love - John Hiatt
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Walkin' The Dog - Rufus Thomas
Vaseline Mouth - Stereo 360
You Wreck Me - Tom Petty



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