The Woulda Coulda Shoulda's

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda's


The WCS will not fail to catch your ear. We play rock songs of varying tempos and styles including reggae, funk and classical. We're known for great lives shows and our unique stage presence. Each song is catchy and musically unique, and each will challenge for some time stuck in your head.


The story of the Woulda Coulda Shoulda’s began in the summer of 2005, when the musical paths of long time friends Alex Swift (Bassist, Vocals), Topher Buckland (Vocals, Guitar) and Phil Osgood (Drums) finally collided, full force, in a small Connecticut basement. Although they departed for college after only one month of playing together, they knew then a musical bond had been born; a creative relationship that can only be described as unique and passionate.
The distinctive song writing ability of Buckland, the hard rocking, disciplined drum style of Osgood, and the funky, driven bass skills of Swift have merged into a tight rock band that undeniably understands the power of music.
Although their schooling kept them geographically apart, their music kept their hearts permanently together. The summer of 2006 found the WCS honing their skills and playing a few local shows to tremendously positive feedback. They concluded the summer by recording a two-song demo with producer Jimmy Greco (J.Lo, Santana) including the radio-friendly “We Go Together”.
During the summer of 2007, the boys played a number of shows in Connecticut and New York, receiving high praises from venue managers, sound guys, fellow musicians, and fans alike. They also recruited the services of guitarist Miles Bergsma from Phoenix, Arizona. A fellow student of Swift’s at the Berklee School of Music, Bergsma added a new dimension to the band, amplifying their edge and expanding their opportunities musically. He played one show with the band in the summer of 2007, a sold out event at the Knitting Factory in New York City. Following the shoe, a witness stated that it was the best show he had ever seen.
Bergsma and the Boys, before heading back to school for their junior years, recorded a six song demo including the fan favorites “Drags Me Down”, a melodic mix of Coldplay and Sublime that concludes with a reggae style instrumental jam, and “When We’re Alone”, an edgy, upbeat tune that showcases the band’s versatility.
They play mostly original songs of varying tempos and styles including rock, reggae, funk, dance and classical. Known for their lives shows and the unique stage presence of Swift and Buckland, the band entertains their audience with energy, humor, and consistent flow of melodic tunes. They are active promoters and handsome devils. Their musical talent and their ability to craft songs with a wide spectrum of sounds makes The Woulda Coulda Shoulda’s the band to look out for.


Waiting For Leigh

Written By: Topher Buckland

What can I say
When what I say never really makes the grade
I just seem to talk oh my god
Talking leads to walking and that’s what all this is for

And when we can dance
Let the conclusion be something like a trance
Cause I can only roll oh my girl
The music is my safety and something I want to hold

And you cannot be something that’s good for me cause you’ve got no soul

Talk to me now
Lets get this right before the end of the night
The need for what is true, the truth is needed too
Its keeping me up late and messing up all of my shoes

So when you have sometime
Lets make a date to explore each other’s minds
And maybe if its shows, something compatible
We can lose the intellect and stick to what we know

You cannot be something that’s good for me, you’ve got no soul
There’s no body to left to roll, so we can sing. Go.

You say while my body lies cold
I have today, youll leave me alone
And theres no one, youre taking me down
On a boat and youre taking me down

Set List

Sets range from 45 minutes to an hour. Mostly originals (of which there are 18) but nicely mixed with some covers (including red hot chili peppers, sublime). Band has a mature understanding of audience mentality and utilizes all of its stage time wisely.