The Charming Bastards started as five life-long musicians from Eastern Massachusetts, and we decided to start another band, because we got tired of Game of Thrones and Pilates and playing with our smartphones, and now when we get invited to gender-reveal parties, we can say we're busy. Woohoo!
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 - BORRRRINNNNGG! So instead we do a set of our favorite rock classics, from the 60's to right now. We like playing songs that you wish the other cover bands would play, so it's pretty fresh! And, the set list is always changing, so if you've been to a few shows and thought you'd seen it all, you're wrong! Check out the vids above (or on YouTube), and the set list below, and come and see us play, 'cause we're really good and - we picked the band name for a reason ...
When you come to a show, 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.
We did a soundstage session to tighten up our show and audition for gigs, and our crack media staff was on hand to record the event! Here are some priceless poster-size pics of the band. Just click, download, and print. Bring your prints to the next show, and for an exorbitant fee, we'll sign 'em for ya.
The Thunder Road gig with the new Bastards was absolutely BRILLIANT! We celebrated the induction of several erstwhile Bastards into the CB's Hall of Fame, and slayed the crowd. We're extending the Assisted Living World Tour© with a bunch of shows at hot Boston events this Spring. See ya there.
Were baaack! First show with the new lineup is booked! We'll be tearin' it up with our kick-ass cover rock doppelganger, the Unoriginals, at Thunder Road in Somerville on December 8th. Do not, we repeat, DO NOT miss this show! Click here for tix!
Allen, our magic harp player, is back! He took a little longer than we thought to get better, but he's ready to rock. Meanwhile, a couple other bandmates decided to take their millions from the Assisted Living World Tour© and retire to their yachts, so we've spent the last few months finding replacements worthy to assume the mantle of Charming Bastard. We found 'em, and the plastic surgery is almost healed up, so we're booking gigs. Plus, we're gonna go 'back to the Futura' (studio),and make some more vids next month, so you can see how pretty the new guys are. Stay tuned, and watch our Instagram feed #charmingbastardsband for news!
The Midway gig was outstanding, and the guys gave it their all to honor Allen, who went into the hospital two days before the show. We rocked it as well as we could without him. No worries - he'll be back!
The Bastards killed it in front of a packed house at HOB in September! We handed out a lot of our highly collectible "Assisted Living" World Tour© T-shirts, but we have a few left, so if you want one, come to see us at the Midway in February! Other than a private holiday party, we're taking a winter break for R&R, facelifts, tummy tucks and psychotherapy, so stay warm and come see us in 2019!
The boys rocked the house at the Beachcomber again in August! Here are some souvenir pics, suitable for framing. Perfect for the garage wall, basement stairs, or the bathroom nobody uses. Click for poster size download:
We also shot a bunch of vids at the Beachcomber, and you can see 'em here on Youtube. Check 'em out, and if you like 'em, pretty please, post links wherever you can.
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The Charming Bastards "Assisted Living" World Tour©
Our inaugural with the new Bastards is at Thunder Road in Somerville December 9th. Be there!
February 22nd - We end our Winter break at the Midway in JP - music lover's paradise! Come see us with The Unoriginals and the Drunk Monkeys!
September 28th - Back at House of Blues! Watch the Sox kick the Yankees' butts, and then come celebrate with the boys at HOB! Doesn't get any better than that...
August 22nd - our annual pilgrimage to the Beachcomber in Wellfleet. Click here to get your tix, while they last. Gonna be another barn-burner ...
on the 21st we're back at the one and only Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain with the Unoriginals and Minx.
The 16th we play the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain with Auguste and Alden, and The Unoriginals. Check it out here, and let us know if you're gonna be there.
Two private parties this month! Then holiday break ...
Friday the 22nd we are pleased to return to The Jetty in Marshfield, Mass.. We love playing here - always a good time and a good music-loving crowd. Come on down, and if you're cute, we'll buy you a beer.
Thursday August 24th at the legendary Beachcomber in Wellfleet!. We will rock the house
at the 'Comber - it fills up every night so get there early. Show is at 10PM.
Got the month off - travel and spiritual development.
April - booking another show at the Shamrock, date TBA.