Mike Kim, Brad Neighbors, and Liz Larson of  "Umami" combine for this video of an original tune by Mike re: Boston Marathon.

Tino DeLollis of "Grounds for Divorce" and "Connect 4" plays a song by Herman's Hermits, also played by the Carpenters.

The Walton family's second submission - inside and outside, hangin' with the fam, doin' some serious B-side Elton John.

Patrick Hayden of "Bigfoot" and "Connect 4" co-runs (w/ Dr. Shira Doron) the Library music series and this site.  Dude, learn the lyrics....

Anna Tellalian (WHS Senior > BU!) is a member of the acapella group "Ladies First", and crushes this series' 2nd Carpenters song!

John Robertson "Coronavirus Blues"

Two more this week!  Get your live music while the weather allows!

Wed. Sep 2 - HILARY & DAVE at Morse Tavern in Natick 5:30-8:30pm.  This acoustic duo plays classic rock you know and love.  

Thurs.  Sep 3 - BIGFOOT acoustic, aka "Bearfoot", at Three Squares in Needham 7-9pm.  Marty Orio, Rod Wright and Patrick Hayden.  Some solo stuff, some trio stuff.  Dig.

Brad Neighbors of "Umami" crushes the 4-box!  17 separate audio/video tracks were assembled for this video including drums, backing vocals... have mercy!

Mark Stepakoff hosts the open-mic series at TCAN.  Check out his hilarious song "Kitty is a Cougar" on Spotify (many albums on Spotify).

Mike Kim & Liz Larsen of R&B band "Umami" sometimes wear shades inside and do sick multi-track overdub videos (respect!):


       ---   Summer 2020 ---

Thu Aug 6: Connect 4 

             Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails

Thu Aug 13: Hilary & Dave
             Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails

Thu Aug 20: Cindy Lou & Friends
             Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails, 7-9pm

Thu Aug 27: Gary Backstrom - SOLO
             Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails, 7-9pm

Wed Sep 2: Hilary and Dave 

             Morse Tavern  5:30-8:30pm

             85 E Central St, Natick 

Thu Sep 3: Bigfoot acoustic trio, aka "Bearfoot"
             Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails, 7-9pm
             669 Highland Ave, Needham​

Thu Sep 10: Off Label acoustic

             Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails, 7-9pm
             669 Highland Ave, Needham​     

Thu Sept 17: Connect 4

              Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails, 7-9pm
             669 Highland Ave, Needham​     

Sat Oct 17: Festivale - Many bands performing.  Private party.


Sept. 1, 2020         

Nick Fauza (WHS Junior) - his band "American Ink" has published a few albums (Spotify).  Cuz, who hasn't by that age?

Jim Johnson of "The Meanees" opts for piano (yes, he usually plays bass - showoff! ;) for this interpretation of his favorite Killers tune:

Haig Tellalian of "Grounds for Divorce" gets his "country" on!  (His horse is out of the frame, but its there....)

Video: February "Wellesley Rocks the Library" video:



The Walton family does Bob Marley, led by Dave Walton of "Million Dollar Day" fame.  Don't MESS with their firewood:

Bob Bua (aka "Ripcord!") turns a Green Day song into a Quarantine anthem.  "Wake me up when Covid-19 ends...."

Wellesley Rocks!

CALLING ALL WELLESLEY MUSICIANS - Let's use this quarantine time to create and share some... "Quaran-tunes"!  Play your piano, sing a karaoke track, pluck a uke.... ​ Send your video to hayden98@me.com - we'll post the videos below ALL MONTH LONG as they roll in, so make some noise!

SEVENTEEN (17!) "Quaran-tunes" so far: 

Rick Wilson does some Elton John! He's in Wellesley-based band "Ghosts in the Machine" with Ludvig Soderling and Patrick Kent:

"Wellesley Rocks the Library" is a monthly live music series for adults and students!  FINALLY, a local venue for us to boogie.  Two events completed (videos below).  Hopefully we'll be able to revive this series soon - wear your facemasks!

Wellesley is more than just lacrosse sticks and golf clubs - we also have drum sticks and guitars, and we're not afraid to use 'em!  See updated calendar, videos of recent events, archival photos...

Rod Wright of "Bigfoot" adapts a blues song about the Quarantine with the words we've all been asking ourselves: "How long do I have to wait?"

Jadon Czerniach of "Screaming Sushi" gets all 4-box for some Mission Impossible mojo!  Cellos rule.

Jim Johnson of The Meanees with his second submission of the series!  

Video: January "Wellesley Rocks the Library"