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Garfish makes its debut at the newest music venue in Gloucester, The Pilot House Restaurant, 3 Porter St. Gloucester from 8:30 to 11:30pm


 The new function room makes for a great setting to enjoy live music, dancing and good food and drink. Best of all, there is no cover charge!

The band will be featuring Ms. Brittany Betts on trumpet and Dana Cohen on trombone. Your going to love all the new brass driving songs these musicians bring to the Garfish classic rock-n-roll sound. Also on stage will be fellow musicians Jeff Worthley on saxophone, keyboards and guitar, Kevin Lopes on lead vocals, Walter Piscitello on drums, Doug Comeau on guitar and Gary Hiltz on bass.

There is plenty of parking available in the adjoining private lot. So please stop by and let Garfish entertain you. We greatly appreciate your support and as the saying goes “We are nothing without you” Hope to see you there……..Gar

The Pilot House Restaurant

3 Porter St.

Gloucester, Ma.



Labor Day 2013 – Beach Party – Sept. 1, 2013 4-5 pm Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester open for the amazing dance band, GARFISH who will play 5-8 pm for an old fashioned beach party end-of-summer celebration on Gloucester’s own Long Beach.

Harbor Loop Concert Series today with Garfish and Secret Service @ 6:30. As always weather permitting.

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Gar Hiltz
Kevin Lopes
Lead Vocals
Doug Comeau
Lead Guitar/Vocals
Walter Piscitello



Ned Nugent
Bass, vocals
Steve Caraway
Guitar, bass, vocals
Greg Dann
Drums, guitar, vocals
Mike McMahon
Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Dave Osoff
Keyboard, Organ


Canceled ~ GARFISH ♪♫♪ Espresso’s Italian Grille, Saturday May 4th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

GARFISH Gig Canceled!!!

Just received word that tonight’s Garfish performance at Espresso’s is cancelled due to licensing issues at the establishment. Unfortunately it is beyond our control and are forced to cancel this gig. The band was so looking forward to playing tonight. We had been rehearsing real hard and had a bunch of new songs we were going to debut. Thanks for the support of all our fans that were planning to attend tonight and all the great publicity we received for the Garfish 2013 debut. Stay tuned for upcoming events. Wishing you all the best for this beautiful weekend………..Gar


GARFISH will be performing at Espresso’s Italian Grille, Saturday May 4th from 9:00pm to 12:00am. This is a public invited event and best of all, no cover charge! Espresso’s is located at 116 East Main Street, Gloucester. For additional information or dinner reservations please call 978-283-0600 or on the web www.espressoitaliangrille.com

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Garfish will be performing classic rock-n-roll music from the 1960’s & 70’s along with current hits. The band performs their own renditions of classic songs by Bon Jovi, Jethro Tull, Styx, The Doors, Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, Dropkick Murphys and others which will surely get the crowd to its feet.
The band consists of Jeff Worthley on piano, saxaphone, guitar and vocals along with fellow musicians: Kevin Lopes on lead vocals, Doug Comeau on guitar and vocals, Gary “Gar” Hiltz on bass and vocals and Walter Piscitello on drums and vocals.


Garfish this Weekend!

Hey Music Fans,

Garfish is proud to announce their 2010 debut at Elliott’s at the Blackburn, Friday January 29th from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.   Elliott’s is located at the historic landmark which once housed the legendary Blackburn Tavern at 2 Main Street, Gloucester.  Garfish will be performing classic music from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s along with some contemporary songs and newly added classics to their repertoire of material.

For more information, visit www.garfish.net, www.myspace.com/garfishband or  www.elliottsattheblackburn.com.

GARFISH 2010 Debut at The Rhumb Line Saturday January 9th

Garfish is proud to announce our 2010 debut at The Rhumb Line this Saturday, January 9th from 9:30 to 12:30 a.m. Garfish will be performing classic music from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s along with some contemporary songs and newly added classics to our repertoire.

The Rhumb Line is a “Great Venue” where they have built a reputation as THE live music venue on Bostons North Shore. Located at 40 Railroad Ave in Gloucester, a community teeming with musicians, The Rhumb Line attracts a clientele who are passionate about music and expect no thing but the best. The Rhumb Line also serves up GREAT FOOD, so stop in for a meal before the music starts! http://www.therhumbline.com
On behalf of Myself and the Boys in the band, we just wanted to let you know, we are honored that you choose to spend your time with us supporting “LIVE” music!

All the best,

Doug, Dan, Frank, Walter &  Jeff.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/garfishband or www.garfish.net

Holiday Reception in Honor of State Senator Bruce Tarr

Greetings Music Fans,

Garfish is proud to announce, we will be performing at the Special Holiday Reception in Honor of State Senator Bruce Tarr, Friday December 4th from 6:30 to 11:00pm at the Gloucester House Restaurant located on Rogers St. Gloucester.

Dancing and entertainment, special guests, along with assorted buffet, cash bar, door prizes and silent auction will be held. Suggested donation: $50.00 per person. Tickets may be reserved by calling Karen @ 978-281-5371.

For more information on upcoming events visit: www.myspace.com/garfishband or www.garfish.net

Happy Holidays………Gar

Garfish @ Topsfield Fair TONIGHT!

gar topFrom Gary Hiltz-

Hope you can make it to the Topsfield Fair Saturday 10/3. Great venue of music all day with Garfish performing from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Trianaon stage.
If raining at showtime, ther are provisions for Garfish to play. As the saying goes; the show must go on! Garfish will move inside to the 4-H or possibly the Collidge Hall Bld.
Please click on the below GDT article by Gail McCarthy & photos by Kate Glass. Garfish really appreciates all their hard work and great reporting!
Gloucester-based classic rock band takes its act back to the fair – GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA
Source: gloucestertimes.com

GMG Local Music Schedule-Sept. 10- Sept. 13

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag – Thursday Night Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

Well, summer’s over, but we don’t care. We’re still going strong with our lil shows, and we always will! So, another big week for me. Here we go!
This thursday at the Rumline I’m proud to present Mr. Joe Bargar, he of the liquid voice and flittering fingers that  make the grooves hum. Drumbling onward will be L’il Steevie Chaggaris on his kool kit ‘o skins. and ,of course, Greg T. and his hat. I’ll be around, too, like a doughnut.



joemackJoe Mack Band @ Dog Bar Friday Night!


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Exit 11 Capt. Carlo’s Friday Night!


From Dave Sag-

And Friday:  The Geezers will be limping back into Elliot’s at the Blackburn for yet another grueling experiment in physics.Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Greg Tower and myself will be attempting cold fusion of the blues. With any luck, by the end of the night there will be nothing left on stage but a steaming heap. Come find out!

And Sunday, I’ll be up at Glenn’s Cool Bar and Restaurant in Nbpt. From 6 to 9 p.m. playing with this groovy band consisting of my buddies Justin Quinn, on vocals and harp,and his entire aggravation including Jon Ross on gooeytar, Per Hanson, the scariest drummer I’ve ever played with, and Curtis “Lemay” Haines,the Mayor of Nbpt. and a fine stride pianist. Make reservations now! The food is great and the band ain’t too shabby!
Don’t be a cube, Rube; go ape! Live music is best!


From James Buhrendorf-

“Banding Together” on Friday, September 11 at 7:00pm.

“Benefit concert for the Cape Ann Social Club”

More than 20 local musicians and spoken-word performers look forward to seeing you tonight for Banding Together, the benefit concert for Cape Ann Social Club, at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, Gloucester.  Admission is $10.

Cape Ann Social Club is a support group for emotionally challenged adults which lost its state funding in December of 2008.

Please bring a friend or two to this community-spirited event.  We would love to have 100 people attend in order to reach our goal of $1,000 for CASC.

See you at the church!



From Erinn Brown-

The Erinn Brown Band with Jay Aptt!!!!!!

Saturday, September 12th…The Dogbar
65 Main and Roger St, Gloucester, MA
9:00 – 12:30 p.m.



Rocks the Dock at Captain Carlos Saturday Sept 12th


GMG Local Music Schedule – July 15 – July 19h


Live Music 6:00 – 11:00
Blackburn Building Parking Lot
(next to Elliott’s)

Produced by Blackburn Performing Arts

– Janice Fullmen & Friends

– James Good Eye & Friends

– Dire Wolf featuring Will Hunt

– Wheelhouse

– The Fundamentals

Live Music 6:00 – 10:00
Central Main Street
– Lion Pride Sound is a local DJ Group with a unique style of dejaying that is both energetic and enjoyable for listeners of all ages alike. They bring the old time feel of the street dances down in Jamaica and around the islands to crowds all over the northeast. Labeled as one of the top reggae acts to see in the area, They have opened for many legends of Reggae music.


Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


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Erinn and Alison play acoustic!

Saturday, July 18th / 5-9 pm/

The Gull    75 Essex Ave

(on Rt 133) Gloucester, MA




From Mike Lindberg-



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Sharon Lowe photo

July 18, Saturday 8pm Rockport Art Association
An evening of Jazz with Alek Razdan and A-Train to benefit the Rockport Art Association
Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
Cost: $10


GMG Local Music Schedule June 15-June 21

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party

Well, summertime’s here and you need sumphthin’ to keep you kool… so here it is: Mr. Willie Alexander heads over to the Rhumb Line this Thursday for a rip-snorting, heart attack inducing maelstrom of good ol’ rock n’ roll. Backing up over him will also be his longtime  glitarist from his Boom-Boom band, Mr. Billyclub Loosigian, and much revered drumnambulist Mr. Stevie Chaggaris. As usual, Greg T. and I will try to rein everyone in just enough to not blow a fuse. Good luck to us! It’ll be a great nite, so don’t miss it!


From Steve Caraway-

..Of Babylon at The Dog Bar

Big Aqua-Net hair and leg warmers welcome

Thursday, June 18 at 9:00pm

Phat Maxx this Friday night at Latitude 43

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Friday, June 19, 2009
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

Latitude 43
Rogers St
Gloucester, MA 01930

So come on by and join us this Friday, June 19th!

See ya soon!

Thad, Pete, and Eric


Mike O’Connell Band Elliott’s Tonight Friday  June 19

So Sorry! Last minute shout out,, Tonight at Elliott’s we will be appearing here on 1 Main St. Gloucester Ma. 8:30-11:30, Please come early for some Great Food and Drinks by Chef Jon,,  Special Guests coming to play also! Sorry so last minute with this e mail, Remember.. We Love You,, and we need your support so come on down and join in Tonight. Hope to see you, Have a great Father’s Day Weekend, Mike


GARFISH returns to The Rhumbline Saturday June 20th


Come dance the night away!

Start Time: Saturday, June 20 at 9:30pm
Where: The Rhumbline

The Rhumb Line has been in the live music business for over 30 years and has built a reputation as THE live music venue on Bostons North Shore. The Rhumb Line attracts a clientele who are passionate about music and expect nothing but the best. The Rhumb Line also serves up GREAT FOOD, so stop in for a great meal before the music starts! http://www.therhumbline.com


Erinn Brown Band –  Our last gig with Fran McConville on guitar….

9:15 pm – 12:30
The Dogbar
65 Main St Gloucester,MA

Come down and say “Bon voyage”…. but don’t buy him too many cuz he’s got a plane to catch!
Steve Peabody, drums/ Alison Keslow, bass/ Fran McConville, lead guitar/ and 2N on gtr/vox.



Elegant Trash – Cameron’s

Saturday   June 20th    9pm

GARFISH performs at the Relay for Life of Cape Ann Benefit

Just got this from Gary Hiltz-

Relay For Life of Cape Ann welcomes the return of Garfish. Cape Ann’s own classic rock band Garfish will be returning to the stage Friday June 19 from 6:45 to 8:45pm at the Gloucester High School. The band is proud to be able to donate their time for this great cause. Its really inspiring to see the dedication of all these team members who work year round to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Garfish is honored to be able to provide some upbeat music to aid and entertain the walkers in this 18 hour event.

GMG Local Music Schedule May 21- May 25

Check out these sites for music around town-


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

And more…


From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

This Thursday at the Rumline we proudly present Mr. Steve Sadler, raconteur and excellent glitarist and vocalizer. Y’all may remember him from the days of the BARKING SHARKS, local rockabilly-goats and rave-up x-spurts. Backing him up will be Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer, and, of course, Greg T. on catarrh and yours truly on first base.
And Saturday I’m proud to say that I’ll be playing at the First Church of Newbury right on Rt. 1a in Newbury, a short ride from town with an All star lineup of Justin Quinn on harp and vocals, Jon Ross on glitar, Curtis Haynes on keys and Per Hanson on drumps.This is a really good band, and we’ll be cranking out all our hits from Justin’s new CD. Start time is 8 pm. There is home cooking available.
Admission is 10 bux. Get outa town and boogie to the primal beat!
Hope to see you there!

From Steve Carawayof Babylon

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 9:00pm
The Dog Bar
65 Main Street
Gloucester, MA





Prolz reunion Saturday and Sunday at Rhumb Line-
Members of the local music group The Prolz will re-unite for two hotly anticipated shows upstairs this weekend at The Rhumb Line on Gloucester’s Railroad Avenue.

The Prolz features Rockport’s Brian DeFort on electric guitar, Manchester’s Pete Kopelin on drums, Gloucester’s Vincent Briguglio on bass, and Dan King on electric guitar and vocals.

The band was an underground alternative rock band that put out one nationally released album and one independent release in the mid 1990s. Their first album, “Workers Meeting,” was distributed by Rotary Records and produced by Dan King. The indie release, “Instinct,” was produced by Tom Hambridge. Both albums are now available worldwide for digital download on iTunes, Amazon.com and Napster…. For more information, click here.


From Mike O’Connell-
Greetings Folks,, Wanted to let you know that Saturday Night here in Gloucester at Lat 43 we will be Lighting It Up Again,, Back from his vacation in The Bahamas with Spandau Ballet, is Culinary Specialist Cliffy Spencer on B-3 and piano and Complaints,, The Gringo Bobby Vabulas, between Yawns and watching the Flat Screen T.V.,, hopefully will be playing Bass…… Yeah, Drummer/Nervous Breakdown Artist, Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett will be Driving. Gloucester Native & Phony Bologna Jay Aptt will be telling tall ones and playing his fiddle,, I will be making sure that everyone is miserable on stage,, Come down early to see Acoustic Local Legends Kathy “Pal” and Jay Aptt open The Show at 7, Band hits shortly after.
We Love You, and We Need Your Support. Have A Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe we will be graced by The Great Uncle Jeffrey and his new Orange Car & Outfits and Earplugs! Love to all, M O’C
From GMG’s own- Mike Lindberg
Journey tribute group-
A performance called Captured — The Journey Show, featuring a Boston-based Journey tribute band, will be playing Saturday night at The Gloucester House, with tickets priced at $10 and doors set to open for the show at 8 p.m.

From John Hyde
Going back to Glostah!

May 24, Sunday 12:00 to 3:00
Elliots at the Blackburn
1 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
My favorite gig with the awesome Miss Sandi B!
Sunday brunch with Sandi B!!



Brain Rolland, an accomplished acoustic guitarist and composer will perform “Sunday Morning Live” at the Seaward Inn, Rockport, from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday during the inn’s Breakfast Buffet by the Sea.

A master of fashioning folk, jazz, flamenco, classical and Latin music flavors for acoustic guitar he will play music from his CD “Dreams of Brazil,” which nominated for Best Instrumental Album/Accoustic by New Age Reporter — and “The Tide’s In,” which debuted at No. 3 on the New Age/World/Ambient charts and has been creeping up on the College Radio’s Top 10 World and Jazz charts over recent months.

For more on the artist, check the blog online at http://www.seawardinn.com.

There is no cover charge, but and reservations are encouraged. Please call 978-546-3471.

John Hyde Gigs

May 25, Monday 7:00 to 10:00
Capt Carlos
27 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Ma With Nancy Hildegarde in her first Capt Carlos gig of the summer!!