Outside the Box is an original Rock and Roll band from the Jersey Shore and New York City. The band was formed in 2004 and quickly developed into one of New Jersey’s most dynamic new bands. The group consists of Jeff Cafone (Guitar, Vocals), Mark Masefield (Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards), Francis Valentino (Drums), and Ryan Wheeler (Bass). They blend classic elements of rock with a modern flare and a driving blues-inspired pop edge.
After releasing their first EP in 2008, the band was selected as the Stone Pony Summer House Band for the following two years. Between 2007 and 2010, OTB won Asbury Music Awards for Top Young Band, Top Blues Band, and Top Keyboardist. They also received nominations for Top Rock Band, Top Male Vocalist, Best Live Performance, Song of the Year (Suddenly Saturday), and Top Drummer.
Outside the Box released their first full-length "Bridge" album in July 2011.
Outside the Box has shared the stage with:
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Steven Van Zandt
The Fab Faux
Jeffrey Lee Campbell
Fillmore at Irving Plaza, New York City, NY
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
Bowery Electric, New York City, NY
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Garlic Festival, Delray Beach, FL
BB Kings, Memphis, TN
Canal Room, New York City, NY
Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
Webster Hall, New York City, NY
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Santos Party House, New York City, NY
Joey Harrisons Surf Club, Ortley Beach, NJ
Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ
The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ
Sullivan Hall, New York City, NY
Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach, FL
Outside the Box has a full repertoire of original music. The band also plays a wide variety of cover songs by artists like The Band, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Jackson, and many others.