The Caterpillar Book

The Caterpillar Book

 Wharton, New Jersey, USA

The Caterpillar Book's music is rooted in every era of Rock and Roll with influences from the 60's thru Tom Petty, Oasis, early REM, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Connells and Too Much Joy. Their music is rhythmic, melodic, (often w/4 & 5 part harmonies) very danceable, yet thought provoking and hopeful.


The Caterpillar Book

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Ry, Dan and Kris have been playing together for 17 years since they met as students at William Paterson University. Two CD’s and several band names later, Vern and John joined the group which is now named, "The Caterpillar Book.” Each brings the influences of his musical upbringing to the sound of The Caterpillar Book. Individually, members of the band have shared the stage and/or performed with such luminaries as The Beatles, The Replacements, The Smithereens, Aerosmith, They Might Be Giants, Too Much Joy, The Connells, Space Hog, Ivy, Cake, Black 47, Us3, The Toasters, and the list goes on and on...........

As well as being multi-instrumentalists, all 5 band members are songwriters and singers which further contributes to the unique mix heard in their original material. "Our goal is to express ourselves as musicians and artists through songs that touch the heart and soul, make you laugh, make you think, make no musical or philosophical compromises and still make you want to dance and enjoy the party."

The Caterpillar Book's new CD is available at CDBaby, digistation, itunes and many other download services.


Current CD, "Maybe This Summer," is available at CDBaby, Digstation, Itunes, Amazon, and many other download services.

Set List

95% original songs with a small selection of cover tunes. We usually play one or two 45 minute sets but will adapt to whatever the gig calls for.