The Help

The Help

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A mix of mid 60's rock and soul with modern indie rock virtues, the tunes are short, sincere, fun and sometimes funny, uptempo and hooky. We hope to abolish cynicism but short of that we aim to please and give people something to chew on if they're sober enough to think about it later.

Biography

Jersey boys from different parts, The Help don’t sound much like a Jersey band. Lead singer/songwriter Sachin Doshi’s obsession with the pop, rock&roll, and soul of the 60’s has manifested itself in a record that mixes modern indie-rock tastes with an ancient notion (say 1965 or at best 1984) that Top 40 radio could represent the most exciting popular music being made. To Sachin’s vision, the other members of the band bring their particular gifts to shape the sound into what it is. Oliver Buchert is a classically trained musician, with a versatility that spreads across the spectrum of instruments, and allows him to add touches of color that often become the key to the impact of a given track. Drummer Billy MacKeigan’s broad taste, which stretches from lowbrow to highbrow in the great tradition of rock and roll, allows him to sympathize with the needs of any given song, and he brings a heedless enthusiasm the others are too self-conscious to show off. Filtering British Invasion, Motown and soul, Brill Building, and classic country through the past 25 years of radio, and the past 8 years of indie rock, The Help have crafted an immensely pleasurable and ultimately hopeful and idealistic album about skepticism, romance, sex, religion, globalization, and death.

Discography

The Help - Something of Which We Know Nothing About LP

Set List

Our typical set list is about 45 minutes though we have enough material to do 90 minutes easily:
Originals:
Show Me What to Do
Funeral Director
Bullet in the Breeze
Three Blind Wives
And the Girl in the Summer Dress
Midnight Royals
Jesus Was a Socialist
Rescue You
Silent Cartoons
Love is Here to Grey
Out of the Blue
The Way I'm Fed
Novel Kitsch
Digging Through Nerves
No Demons for the Roast

Covers (full or partial/medlied):
Prince - I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Beatles - For No One
Sam the Sham and the Pharoes - Little Red Riding Hood
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
The Animals - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun