The Charming Bastards are four life-long musicians from southern 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 have found some real obscure gems, but there are still sure to be at least a few of your favorites on our list, 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.
The 5/6 Jetty show was awesome! Thanks to all who were there, and the management, who are great wo work for.
7/16 - The Shamrock in Norwood. Great little bar, lots of great bands playing there, and we're happy to be one of them.
FUTURE DATES - Mark your calendars:
7/30 - Station Eight - 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!
8/26 - House of Blues Landsdowne Street, Boston! The Bastards are making their first of what we hope will be several appearances at HOB. It's part of the
Locals Only series, featuring a local band and a local brewery. Huge fun - don't miss it!
9/17 - Back at the Jetty in Marshfield
More to come - keep checking!
Our triumphant return to the Jetty in Marshfield is coming up on May 6th! Don't miss it. We have a new set, and we'll
be giving out extravagant door prizes (not really), but we will rock you back into the stone age. See you there!
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.