Who are The Loomers?

They are the two-time winners of Berklee College of Music's Battle of the Executive Bands. They backed rock legend John Mellencamp at a party at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. They have performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Fenway Park, The House of Blues, Irving Plaza, The Knitting Factory and CBGBs, among many venues. They have been the backing band for acclaimed songwriter Ellis Paul. They have hosted countless sold out 70s & 80s Tribute Nights at the legendary Club Passim. They have had their songs played on CBS, Cinemax, The CW, MTV, NBC, & PBS. And -- especially -- they have raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities big and small.

JON SVETKEY –– the singer-songwriter who co-founded End Construction with Ellis Paul, Jim Infantino & Brian Doser and has shared the stage with folks like Grammy winner Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Dar Williams, Shawn Mullins and Martin Sexton, and opened for legends like Richard Thompson, John Gorka, Jon Poussette-Dart, Bill Morrissey and others –– strums the acoustic guitar and sings. EVERETT PENDLETON plays electric guitar, harmonizes, and never stops moving. JACK CAVALIER and MICHAEL CAHILL hold down the bass and drums. ROB LAURENS (Kerrville and Columbia River New Folk winner) pounds the piano, organ and accordian. And TOM SIMONS also rips it up on electric guitar.

But, in case you've never heard of The Loomers -- and trust them, they won't be offended -- they say they're just a bunch of guys, based loosely in the Boston area, passionate about making music an integral part of their rich, full-time lives. In short, they love to get together to play. Their songs are a rollicking trip through Americana –– infused with the sounds of driving rock, highway blues, heartland folk, urban country, 1950s rock & soul, and retro-1980s pop –– filled with the joys, sorrows, hopes, regrets and wonder of growing older. Kind of like Counting Crows and Ryan Adams hanging out with The Allman Brothers and Tom Petty at a backyard keg party.

Over the years they've released five albums: Reeling Down A Road (2010), Tomorrow Today (2006), Shine (2004), Simple As That (1998) and Escalation (1997). Right now they're just looking forward to many more years of joyful noise and camaraderie. And they're glad to have you along for the ride.

updated: 3 weeks ago