Charming Bastards Band
photo:Gilles Jacob

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in the studio

Boots of Chinese Plastic


I Want Candy


Don't Run Wild

live bastards

You Wreck Me


Hoochie Coochie Man


Let's Go Crazy

   The Charming Bastards are 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! 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.


Fall 2018
  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. If you're on our e-list, We'll ping ya when they're up. If you're not on our list yet, click CONTACT up top and send us your email fer chrissakes!

The Charming Bastards "Assisted Living" World Tour

February 2019
   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 2018
   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 2018
   August 22nd - our annual pilgrimage to the Beachcomber in Wellfleet. Click here to get your tix, while they last. Gonna be another barn-burner ...
July 2018
    on the 21st we're back at the one and only Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain with the Unoriginals and Minx.
February 2018
    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.
December 2017
    Two private parties this month! Then holiday break ...
September 2017
    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.
August 2017
    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.
June 2017
    Got the month off - travel and spiritual development.
 March 2017
     April - booking another show at the Shamrock, date TBA.   

 random live audio:

  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 at a show:

Angels Wanna Wear my Red Shoes - Elvis Costello
Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
Boots of Chinese Plastic - Pretenders
Middle of the Road - Pretenders
Mystery Achievement - Pretenders
All Day And All of the Night - Kinks
Dancing Barefoot - Patti Smith
So You Want To Be a Rock & Roll Star - Byrds
Don’t Run Wild - Del Fuegos
Are We Ourselves - Fixx
Better Now - Collective Soul
Counting the Days- Collective Soul
Look Sharp! - Joe Jackson
Substitute - The Who
Can’t Explain - The Who
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King (Cream)
I Want Candy - The Strangeloves
Panic in Detroit - Bowie
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Can’t Do My Homework - Perkins, Rush (J Geils)
Casino Queen - Wilco
Cracker Soul - Cracker
Dreamworld - Midnight Oil
Ever Fallen in Love - Buzzcocks
First I Look at the Purse - S. Robinson (J Geils)
Let's Go Crazy - Prince

Low - Cracker
Lucille - Little Richard
Mary Mary - Butterfield Blues Band
Roadhouse Blues - Doors
Runaway - Del Shannon (Bonnie Raitt)
Saved By Zero - Fixx
Send Me an Angel - Robin Lane
Shakin’ All Over - Johnny Kidd (The Who)
Switchboard Susan - Nick Lowe
Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson
Thing Called Love - John Hiatt
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Walkin' The Dog - Rufus Thomas
Vaseline Mouth - Stereo 360
You Wreck Me - Tom Petty
Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
Don't Keep Me Wonderin' - Allman Brothers
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Hurricane Rain - CB's original (Herb Boers)
I’m Ready - Willie Dixon
Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top
Little Child - Beatles
Slow Down - Larry Williams (Beatles)
Summertime Blues - E. Cochran (The Who)
Beauty and the Beast - Ashman, Menken
Hot for Nietzsche - Turbonegro



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