THE BOSTON BOYS (BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) http://www.thebostonboys.com are a quartet eager to spread joy to the world through their music. Each member is rooted in different styles, new and old, and the quartet blends their unique sounds together to create a new form of Americana. Honest lyrics, soulful vocal melodies, and bone-shaking grooves inspired by the brilliance of jazz and bluegrass, the accessibility of old-time blues and modern pop, and the fearless attitude of rock and hip-hop creates an energetic experience that rings true with many generations and cultures.
NICHOLAS FALK (DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST) graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He is originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He has taught in both public and private schools, and been on faculty at numerous camps including the Mt. Shasta String Summit in California. Nicholas has taught privately and led ensembles of all levels. Nicholas has performed internationally in Japan, Ecuador, Korea, China. Italy, and France. He has also performed stateside at venues including the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City and Monterey Jazz Festival in California. In spring of 2009, Nicholas was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz located in New Orleans at Loyola University, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in 2011. He has had the opportunity to study with Ron Carter, Jason Moran, Lewis Nash, Hal Crook, Jack Dejohnette, Jamey Haddad and Terence Blanchard, among many others. He has also performed with such Jazz luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Clark Terry, Chris Potter, George Garzone and Greg Osby.
ERIC ROBERTSON (MANDOLIN) hails from Greensboro, North Carolina, and has established himself as a mandolinist, singer, and songwriter with a unique and original sound, recording with a wide range of artists and performing in ten countries around the world. He graduated high school at the Weaver Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts in ‘07, and is currently in his final year at the Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, he developed his passion for songwriting and playing electric mandolin, and in his explorations founded The Boston Boys— drawing connections between old R&B and early country music, but writing original songs in an unknown musical territory. Eric previously toured with The Earth String Band on the Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program in 2011. As part of the tour he spent 5 weeks playing large public concerts, educational workshops, and intimate performances from orphanages to ambassador’s residences in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, and South Korea.
JOSH HARI (BASS) is a producer and music educator from Oakland, California and Guadalajara, Mexico. A long-time advocate of improving the music curriculum in public schools, Josh has helped found and teach at several after-school programs in the San Francisco Bay and Boston areas, and has done both Jazz and Hip-Hop master classes throughout the country. He has performed in a professional setting and/or recorded with: Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lalah Hathaway, Goapele, Lyrics Born, Killah Priest, Richie Rich, Phife Dawg, Joe Louis Walker, John Ellis, Gary Thomas, Nonah Hendryx, Julian Lage, Greg Osby, Living Legends Crew and many others. Josh has worked extensively in musical/hip-hop theater, including a residency as musical director at San Francisco’s Lorraine-Hansbury theater and more recently writing the music for “The Limp” a one man show by internationally renown slam poet Rafael Casal. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
DUNCAN WICKEL (VIOLIN) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose reputation has been growing quickly on a national level as a wildly diverse and highly accomplished improviser, composer and technician on the violin. He is sought after for his stylistic mastery of Jazz, Irish, Old Time and Bluegrass music, captivating audiences and fellow musicians with his creativity as well as the subtle authenticity and chameleon-like ease in which he blends and changes styles. He has performed and/or recorded with John Doyle, the Duhks, Ruth Moody and Emily Elbert. He is a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music¬ where he was a two- time recipient of the Fletcher Bright Award in Recognition for outstanding musicianship, an honor that is bestowed once a year to a promising young string player at Berklee.