Wendell Wildcat Blues Fest WAS better than ever! June 18th @ Deja Brew Pavilion!
This year's guests included some new names: Peter Newland (legendary front man of FAT), Boston rising superstar Conrad Warre, and harp legend Johnny Marino joined Tommy Whalen, Charlie Scott, Ottomatic Slim, Sarah, Emmalyn and Emily Duff!!(and the Wildcat!)...see video on left (don't worry, it flips when played!)
Check out the new video Midnight Service Call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9p5teoLt_Y
also...new review from Blues Matters (UK) click on "press"
Midnight Service Call is here!!!!
The Wildcat O'Halloran Band
bored with run-of-the-mill blues?? Click "store" to get Wildcat's latest..."knocks the blues down a peg while simultaneously lifting them up"--Living Blues
If You're looking for something different, check out Wildcat O’Halloran’s “Too Much Weekend” blues jam in Northampton every Sunday 4-8pm at the City Sports Bar (Northampton Bowling Alley). It’s a crazy fun confluence of music and social intermingling, kind of like a high school dance. Other may copy, but there’s only one Wildcat! A longtime reigning regional talent on the blues scene, Wildcat is a charming host and warmly welcomes guests to his weekly party (Free Pizza while it lasts!!). Wildcat is a freaking genius at magicking up instant bands in an endlessly entertaining stream of action (but who knew he was also a twinkle toes on the dance floor!?) Each week the jam features a special guest followed by those who sign up to play. It's always a surprise to see who shows up and how Wildcat makes it flow. The jam draws popular local musicians like Tommy Whalen, Eva Capelli and Charlie Scott, to courageous first time jammers nourished by the enthusiastic encouragement they receive. One minute Wildcat’s screaming guitar sends dancers into a frenzy, and the next, the audience and musicians are treated to Wildcat on drums or bass. You never know what will happen but a good time is pretty much guaranteed.
Winning last year’s Valley Advocate Grand Slam Championship seemed like a turning point and the future is looking bright for the Cat. "Party up in Heaven" is being played across the country and climbing the blues charts and was just submitted to the Blues Music Awards. If you've got the blues, don't reach for the pharmaceuticals, reach for Wildcat O'halloran.
The Wildcat O'Halloran Band....we've opened for everyone from Greg Allman to the Stray Cats....we've been Bo Diddley's backing band....we won the last Valley Advocate grand blues Slam....and we've been keeping the blues alive (and awake!) in New England for over 20 years...Our latest CD- Midnight Service Call is still being played on over 250 stations worldwide, and got rave reviews everywhere, including the February Living Blues Magazine...We're now going on 4 years at our Sunday Jam in Northampton Mass (City Sports Grille), and making some inroads on the local festival circuit....we also ventured out to Millenium Music Conference in Pa., and a bunch of NYC gigs, including the Big Apple Indie Music Series