The Few

The Few

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Rock. Blues. Funk. Jam. The Few can do it all, and do it well.

Biography

PRESS:

"A group quickly distinguishing itself as a premier act in a sea of bands." "...Mckenzie’s gritty bluesman baritone uplifted by his classically trained fiancé’s powerful and seductive voice. Rioux hit her stride with a crowd-pleasing cover of Janis Joplin’s 'Piece of my Heart'; she is without a doubt the only performer I’ve seen pull off a worthy take on Joplin’s classic. "
- Playgroundboston.com

"The Few is taking the local music scene by storm behind the bluesy, powerful vocals of lead singer Jaime Rioux."
-The Herald News

"...The dual female/male lead vocal is like having vanilla and chocolate soft serve in the same funky cone."
-The Noise

"With their positive vibe and funky groove, their innovative sound comes from an eclectic mix of classic rock, reggae and motown, infused with small bursts of blues folk and country"
- Limelight Magazine

"I must say this CD has a way to get you moving. Overall, with the dynamic lyrics, great guitar work and just great groove feeling you get when listening to it makes it hard to put this CD away."
-Local Bands of RI

ACCOLADES

Nominated for "Band of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year" (Jaime MacKenzie) for 2008 Limelight Magazine Reader's Poll Awards

Headlined for Justafest 2007 and Kendra Mountain BikeFest 2008

"Heartblind" selected for White Noise Records Compilation CD "The Scene," sponsored in part by FYE

"Only My Love" and "Don't it Feel Good" selected as Track of the Day on Garageband.com

Heavy Airplay Rotation - WBRU, iChannel.fm, Cabo Wabo Radio. Regular airplay on several other stations (internet and traditional)


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PAST SHOWS

Boston Area:
Middle East
Harper's Ferry
Bill's Bar
Baseball Tavern
Beachcomber
Bulfinch Yacht Club
Abbey Lounge
Milky Way
The Midway
Kirkland Cafe
Precinct
Copperfield's
Club Bohemia @ Cantab Lounge
All Asia
Church
TT The Bears

RI:
The Blackstone
The Wheel House
The Shore break
Pitcher's Pub
Century Lounge
Club Hell
Living Room
Tazza

VT:
JustaFest (Night #1 Headliner)
Okemo Mt.

NH:
Keene Music Festival

Western/Central MA:
The Elevens
Lucky Dog Music Hall
Tammany Hall
The Acre
Headlined Kendra Mountain Biking Festival (formerly Pedro Fest)

Southeastern MA:
MacFest
Wheaton College

Internationally, The Few has performed in Brasilia, Brazil and Galway, Ireland.

Discography

Unreleased Full-Length (currently in studio) - early 2010 estimated release
"Morning Static" - EP, 2008
"South Side of Somewhere" - LP, 2006

Set List

We can fill up to 4 hours with originals and covers. Our original catalogue is extensive, spanning 3 albums worth of material with a range of different styles.

Typically our set consists of 45 minutes worth of originals from our as-yet unreleased new album and ourlast EP, with maybe one cover thrown into the mix.

Our covers reach a wide audience. We'll play an old blues tune, go into some Motown or Classic rock, and then throw out our take on more modern music. We can cover anyone from Janis to Aretha to Tom Petty to Johnny Cash - our male/female vocal combination allows for us to tribute a vast range of artists.