The Doughboys Reopen the Garage
Young bands like the Strokes, The Hives and Jet discovered garage in the early-2000s and began to borrow from one of the original sounds of rock. When tracing these bands' lineage back to the 1960s, one would certainly come across The Doughboys. The only band left standing from America's garage phenomenon; The Doughboys have reunited.
Richard X. Heyman, The Doughboys' drummer and contributing songwriter, has pursued a career as a singer/songwriter and in 2007 released his sixth album, 'Actual Sighs.' He has also appeared in concert as guitarist with famed Mary Weiss of The Shangri-Las. Lead singer and blues harpist Myke Scavone may be familiar to some from his turn fronting the '70s band Ram Jam, whose international hit "Black Betty" hit the top 20 in 1977, and has since been featured in movies including Jonathan Demme's 2001 film "Blow" which starred Johnny Depp. Mike Caruso (session player) is the bassist and Gar Francis, a/k/a 'Plainfield Slim' (session player, notably of 'Mony Mony' by Billy Idol) is the guitarist and contributing songwriter. All four band members are New Jersey natives.
The Doughboys will be taking their show on the road with a series of tour dates throughout the summer.
Upcoming dates include:
Tuesday, May 6th – Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA*
Wednesday, May 7th – B.B. King Blues Club – New York, NY*
Sunday, May 18th – The Standhope House – Stanhope, NJ
Saturday, May 24th – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
Friday, June 6th – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ
Saturday, August 9th – Musicfest – Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, August 17th – Maxwell's – Hoboken, NJ (live WFMU broadcast)