Wildcat O’Halloran Band
The Wildcat O’Halloran Band has been thrilling audiences in Western Massachusetts for over twenty years, and is currently promoting its 10th album “Party Up in Heaven” building on the success of the last two “Cougar Bait” and “Drinkin’ With the Harp Girls” each of which was played on over 200 stations, and called “crazy-fun” by the Boston Blues Society and “a great release” by the UK’s Blues Matters. Living Blues Magazine wrote: “Wildcat emerges as one of the most entertaining songwriters in contemporary blues…and his band doesn’t know the meaning of dull!”
The band has opened for just about every major blues artist to visit Massachusetts, from Greg Allman to John Lee Hooker to The Stray Cats, and has been backup band for Bo Diddley and James Cotton. Recently, they opened for Coco Montoya and later Duke Robillard at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall.
Just back from being featured at Millenium Music Conference, and host of the long-running Sunday Blues Jam in Northampton, the Wildcat (guitar and vocals) will often be accompanied by Matt “Loverboy” McManamon (Bass, vocals), “Dr. Luscious”….Emily Duff (sax), Devin Griffiths (guitar, vocals) and sometime Trailer Park drummer Jopey Fitzpatrick
Living Blues added these kudos while reviewing Cougar Bait “the grooves are so damned infectious, and the guitar playing so stirring….The Wildcat O’Halloran Band can make you dance and make you laugh if you let it…irresistible”….THAT”S why the Wildcat just won the most recent Valley Advocate Grand Band Slam! Party in Heaven CD already getting rave reviews and airplay!