Hello, Boat has played clubs all over New York and New Jersey with its New line up, New tunes, and New name.
Hello, Boat is a happy reincarnation of the band deathmask. Death Rockers Katy Cunningham, Boris Veysman and Steve Dans have been shredding and brawling together since 2001. Unable to discuss new band names without black eyes and bloody knuckles, the three dissidents called in Tim Dempsey in 2008 to be a voice of reason and raging guitar player. Lots of rock and no names later, the group called on Ryan Headley to intervene via lap steel. While Ryan distracted the others with his interesting tones and twang, Katy named the band Hello, Boat.
katy kei cunningham - Vocals
Boris Veysman - Bass
Steve Dans - Drums
Tim Dempsey - Guitar
Ryan Headley - Lap Steel
In its former life Hello, Boat produced two full length albums.
Evil Doers was recorded and produced by Deathmask and Kenny Cummings (Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Midnight Oil, Shelby), and mixed by Tom Dekorte (Fat Joe, Luna). Both Kenny and Tom helped to capture the feel of Deathmask's powerful live shows in the studio. Fred Kevorkian (Dave Mathews Band, White Stripes) mastered the album at Avatar Studios.
The band’s second album, Wonderful, had all of the heart and heat of Evil Doers, but added a little more lift and light. Serenades "Carl Pavano 2: I'll see you in heaven" and "Carl Pavano 3: I'll see you in heaven" imagine a happy-ever afterlife with the ex-Yankee hard luck pitcher.
Hello, Boat released its very own self-titled LP in early 2010, and a followup is due in late summer 2012.
Evil Doers Review
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Bring out your dead and dance to the rollicking and completely uncommon sound of Death Mask, the ver...Bring out your dead and dance to the rollicking and completely uncommon sound of Death Mask, the very alive quartet whose style is one of those that is hard to place into anyone's dead generic category. The band fuses together a mix of rock, jazz and surf, all with an upbeat yet melancholy overtone that would shake and rattle even the driest bones. Death Mask is comprised of the alluringly beautiful singer Katy Cunningham, guitarist Mike Biskup, bassist Boris Veysman and drummer Steve Dans, together forming one of the most unique bands in the New York City region. Evil Doers, the band's first full-length album, sets the perfect tone with the haunting Boat, a vibrating fantasy trip accompanied by Cunningham's smooth textured vocals, and an unexpected hard rock twist that breaks up the down-tempo flawlessly. That boat flows gently along down Hades' river of doom with the up and down Threat and Promise, the eerily seductive Safe, and the slow and steady summer-on-the-beach feel of We Won't Sleep. Then there is Old World, which takes a wonderful classic waltz and spins it in a spidery web of modern rock, while the aptly placed Goodbye puts us in a room with ghostly visions of tango dancers serenading the living with their eerie visions of how much fun one could have in the afterlife. And Death Mask does just that, gives us fun, gives us great songs and drags the music world out of the grave and into the ballroom. - Jeremy Grand, Perpetual Toxins Magazine.
45 Minute Sets of Original Music.
Song titles include:
Moon, Cult, 1994, Mirror, Judy, Cartographer, Chaperone, Youth Group, Shine and Barlow Road
There are no upcoming dates at this time.